That's all good as you like to work from your desk.I have a MBA Rev. C (2.13ghz, 128 GB SSD model) that I love. Love. Really love.
It's been my main and only machine since July. For both home and work. I use it with 24" full hd displays and it's amazing. It's a very reliable machine. The only annoyance I have is HD flash video playback (I hate Flash, grrr).
Before that, I used to have a Rev. A and a 24" iMac, but when I started to use my own machine at work, I decided to sell the iMac and buy a more powerful macbook, since my most powerful machine was idling at home. I went for a 15" MBP but couldn't get used to it, and after a month I've switched to this Rev. C MBA.
Recently I've received a new MacBook (policarbonate unibody) at work. Great machine, I admit. Very fair for the price, specially here in Brazil.
But the point is: since then, my MBA is quiet at home. And I'm buying an iPad next week, which will probably address most of my usage at home, which is very light.
So today, after these updates, I've just bought a 27" Core i5 iMac, which's gonna be my primary machine. The iPad probably is gonna my mobile machine between work and home.
I'll probably keep the MBA as my DJing machine, with a very light OS X installation and music files. Just that. Problem is, I'll be changing my setup very soon and I'll be in need of 2 usb ports -- a real shame if you ask me. So maybe I'll trade it for a cheaper 13" MBP (or even a MB).
To me, the ideal duo is now a powerful desktop for content creation purposes, and an iPad for content consumption. I'll be keeping a laptop only because I'm a DJ, and my current setup demands it. But I have a strong belief that sooner or later I'll have an iPad-based setup.
If there were a new, more powerful MBA, i'd probably would bought in place of the iMac.
Wrong logic. If it were an even much thinner pocket calculator your argument could still be used.The VAIO Z is much thicker than even the MBPs. If you would be happy with a VAIO Z, the MBA was not for you in the first place.
The VAIO Z is twice as thick as the MBA and thicker than any laptop Apple has made in years. Weight is only half of portability. I can fit more books in my bag if they were half as thin.Wrong logic. If it were an even much thinner pocket calculator your argument could still be used.
Weight is the same and makes it almost as easily portable as the MBA for me.
Having said that, the high end Vaio Z is even faster (on paper) than the more expensive 17" MBP. And almost as portable as a MBA...WOW! That's what I call "the next level"
Yes that is all true, however the meaning of his post (I think) was thatThe VAIO Z is twice as thick as the MBA and thicker than any laptop Apple has made in years. Weight is only half of portability. I can fit more books in my bag if they were half as thin.
A big part of what makes the MBA so enjoyable to use is its slimness. The bulk of my wife's MB makes it less comfortable to use, on a desk or on my lap. And the VAIO Z is even thicker.
Same here, including the green light (but my MBP is now 4 years old). MBA would fit my needs perfectly and complement the MP in the office. I am getting a refurbished 1.86 one now - and if the new one comes out this will be passed to my wife or sold. Reasoning is that I need one now for some heavy traveling coming up. If a new one comes out soon good, but I have at least used a MBA for the time I need it. If it doesn't (or is EOL'd) I at least have one.I have been using my MBP heavily for almost 3 years and even though it still works like a charm I realize that my needs probably match the MBA more. My wife is pushing me -- yes, I have a green light and some -- to replace my MBP and I was hoping for the same MBA refresh yesterday that many of you wished for.
I'm willing to wait. If no such refresh happens by the end of June of this year, however, I'll need to consider the new 13" or 15" MBP. They're great machines for sure, but I would be disappointed to make such a decision without also having to seriously consider a refreshed MBA with at least >RAM and larger SSD options.
I'm even thinking of ordering one of the SSDs with the MBP. Thoughts on this?
That's not too accurate a comment imo. What's your point?The VAIO Z is much thicker than even the MBPs. If you would be happy with a VAIO Z, the MBA was not for you in the first place.