Will the MBA change your computer usage

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mattpreston11, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    I've only had my 11.6 mba for a few hours, but i can already see it affecting the use on my 27inch imac. I get a feeling I really am going to use it alot less, which is a shame seeing as i only bought it a few weeks ago.

    Anyone else seeing the same or think the same may happen?
     
  2. jamone13 macrumors regular

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    This is why I haven't had a desktop in years, in my opinion its a PITA to sync data back and forth to make having both worth it, I use a low end Mac Mini with 16TB of external RAID as a media center/file server, and only use a laptop for everything else.
     
  3. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    Dropbox.com
     
  4. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    For most of my research papers and big homework assignments I use my 27" iMac. I can keep my lecture notes, PDF file, and my research paper all side by side with room to spare. It makes it really nice to have everything right there in front of me. I use the MBA only for for taking notes, email, stuff like that on the go. At home it's my iMac.

    Then again I live in a studio apartment and have no television since I watch TV only thru Hulu Plus or stuff like that.
     
  5. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a

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    Box.net!

    EDIT: Dropbox.com gives you double the storage (free acct) than box.net. Nevermind. Checking out Dropbox.com!
     
  6. Dragynfyre macrumors member

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    Well I don't have a laptop at all right now so I guess you could say it will change my computer usage as now I'll have a computer to use at school (school computers are just a pain to use). At home I'll continue to use my custom gaming PC as it is just so much more convenient.
     
  7. jamone13 macrumors regular

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    If my files were just documents, that would work, but it starts to become cumbersome with 100mb+ projects. Where I live I'm lucky to be getting 1.5MB/s down 128kb/s upload, so its not really practical. I do use it for some stuff, but not daily use.
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    For my non-creative content stuff (3D modeling, textures, digital paintings, etc) I will be at my mac pro still.

    For other stuff like programming (not debugging though since I want my dual 27s for that!) and scripting or paper writing for class I will probably be on my air.
     
  9. Tankfantry macrumors regular

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    I doubt it will change my wives usage once she gets hers. We use our iMac as the hub of our house with all the bills, family pictures, movies, etc...but she uses the current MacBook for other things.
     
  10. Fanboyofnothing macrumors member

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    It already made me put the iPad away. I now truly regret buying that thing.
     
  11. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

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    That's actually the reason I use dropbox.... Me.com (MobileMe) was annoying with large files. With dropbox I just put it into the folder and forget about it, that's because it syncs in the background and automatically. Need to shut off your computer while it's syncing? It'll resume where it left off when you turn it back on again.

    I have several movies on my free dropbox account. I really like it actually, tempted to upgrade to the 50gb.
     
  12. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. With the air 11 I am hoping to be able to take this to school everyday (comfortably) and work with it there. With my 13 MBP, this was ok for 1 or 2 days a week, but it's really too cumbersome to be called "portable"...
     
  13. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    I'm in the same boat. It's terrible because I loved that iPad a lot. Got to get around to posting it for sale.

    Since getting my 11.6 MBA, I've still used my iMac. It's my iPad and MBP that have gotten the cold shoulder these past few days.
     

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