Where are you coming from?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rom, Apr 14, 2008.


Where are you coming from?

  1. Using MBA as secondary Mac (I have another Mac)

  2. Replaced my Mac (which one, please specify) with the MBA

  3. First Mac (switcher, please tell us what your previous computer is and what OS it is running)

  4. Used to own an MBA but returned it - not for me

  1. rom macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2006
    A lot of MBA users either are new Mac users/switchers or using the MBA as a secondary Mac. Just want to know which one you are.
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I would think that a significant portion aren't coming from anywhere. they are simply getting an additional computer for light tasks and travel.
  3. ceehjayem macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2006
    The MBA is my only computer. I sold my Core Duo MBP to purchase the Air.
  4. HotAir macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hollywood CA USA
  5. mtk75 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    Switching from Sony Vaio TX650P running WinXP/Ubuntu. The extra two inches of screen real estate are great, and the weight is the same. Also, the 1.8 C2D blows the socks off the 1.2 P4M... Guess it is somewhat expected when upgrading from a 3 year old comp. ;)

    So far I'm really liking OS X. Xcode is probably the best feature so far! :D

  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    I was using a Dell Dimension E520:
    E4300 Core 2 Duo
    2gb RAM
    250gb hdd
    Vista Hprem

    Sold it and bought a 2.2 macbook in January.
  7. dingster1 macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2008
    I switched from PC. Couldn't see troubling with Vista-drama. Liking the ride so far. I must, the whole house is converted!:D
  8. wolfie macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2008
    my first mac is the air, switched from windows as i got fed up wih the problems, and bloating, and all the **** that goes with it.

    giving os x a try, and will keep the better one, whih over time will tell

    at this stage, the os x is brilliant.
  9. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Came from Sony UX390/490, TZ180/TZ21, G11.

    Tried using the Air as my sole ultraportable since I got it.

    And now, back to a combo of the Sony UX490N and TZ32 in the main, although I'm refreshing other TZ's to same or TZ2500 spec, and have replaced my Dell M1330's with Sony SZ71's and also have an X300 (which, like the Air but to a lesser extent, I'm not 'getting' in comparison to the TZ as an all-day portable tool). All in all, the UX/TZ combo (actually, even just the TZ) is much more useful and functional than the Air.

    Although I still venture out with it occasionally, I tend to use the Air now for keynotes, meetings, etc where the Air might be a better thing to have image-wise than the Sony's.
  10. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Bought mine as an addition to my Mac Pro, but since I've got it I've found myself using the Mac Pro less and less, to the extent the Air has become my main computer, and the Mac Pro has been relegated to a media server function
  11. JasO macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    replaced my 24" iMac with a MBA. I needed portability. Will go to a friends house if i need to use a CD drive.
  12. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    Just adding a MBA to the arsenal of various other Macs. Wouldn't use it as a sole machine, but the thin and light form factor with a large keyboard and screen (relative to the Sony T series) should make it ideal for travelling and remote working in my line of business.

    Loved my T2XP... but at the end of the day, it was just too small to use comfortably for long periods.
  13. aussieinrome macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2008
    Rome, Italy.
    My first Mac

    The Air is my first Mac - I used to have XP Pro Vaio PCs now I've moved to Mac as the Air is better than any Vaio currently on the market. I was a big fan of Vaio (I purchased about 5 in 5 years) - Vista was the main killer, that and XP is getting too old, plus the processor speeds in the Vaio range are not so good.
  14. n0de macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    MBA replaced my G4 PB (1.67/128mb VRAM). It was not meant to be a primary machine, but I have not sat down at my desktop since I moved iTunes from it to the Air.
  15. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I'm thinking about getting an MBA to be my primary computer. Currently I use an iMac and it would definitely require some trimming down. I'd probably still use the iMac for iPhoto, maintaining my primary iTunes library, and other disk-space-intensive tasks, but I'd use the MBA for most of my work (writing, creating graphics for my blog, managing websites, taking care of personal finances). I'd attach my 20-inch ACD that currently is attached to my iMac. The more I think about this concept, the more I like it.
  16. AstroHouse macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2008
    Morada CA
    I switched from a Toshiba and two other PCs running XP Pro. I still rely on the laptop for astrophotography software that isn't Mac compatible but I am happy, happy, happy for the change. :D
  17. aussieinrome macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2008
    Rome, Italy.
    One of my co-workers was sick of seeing my MBA 1.8 64SSD that he just went out and got one. :cool:
  18. jlanuez macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    24" iMac Extreme is "second" MAC

    I work in the field mostly so the new MB Air IS my primary MAC.

    The MB Air (1.6GGHz, 80HD) replaced a Mac Book Pro (17", C2D 2.66GHz, 3GB RAM).

    Now my "secondary" MAC for when I'm at my desk is a 24" iMAC Extreme with 4GB RAM.
  19. 173080 macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    I am using my Macbook Air as my main computer. It replaced my PowerBook G4.

    The MBA undervolted to 800Mhz is more than enough because I offload all the heavy processing onto a pair of Xserves.
  20. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    MBA is a second computer to my 20' iMac. Got it for note-taking in class and traveling. I still use the imac whenever i'm at home and its the main storage for my music and such. I try to keep the MBA free of anything i dont need on me when i travel.
  21. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Migrated from a 15" C2D MBP to a MBA (1.6/80), thinking I'd also pickup up a 20" iMac or a mini + HDTV after the next refresh.

    However, after a few weeks of having used the MBA as my only Mac, I've run into nothing that made me wish I still had my MBP (or a faster machine).

    I'm a pretty lightweight user, though. 99% of what I do is Mail.app, FireFox, iTunes, Safari, and Transmission (with some occasional Aperture). The MBA has handled them all very well.
  22. fk51785 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2008
    South Florida
    I had iMac but my family uses that now.
    I got MBA with ACD as my main computer.
    Use it for home and school.
  23. crobbins macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2006
    Sold my 17inch MacBook Pro for the portability of the MBA!
  24. yuhaii macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2008
    replace my imac(2.0, 1G and 160GB HD) , because it is occupied by another person:p
  25. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    U-S of A
    Switcher here. Used my HP Pavilion dv5000 running Windows XP before I got my Mac.

    I refuse to use PCs anymore.

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