Your MacBook Air Confessions?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bakari45, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Bakari45 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Okay, it's time to 'fess up. What are some things you do with your MacBook Air that are you would tell non-users?

    Here are two of mine:

    I actually clean, wipe down my Air every week. It doesn't get that dirty, but I still give a wipe down. I've never done this with other computers.

    I sometimes hide the Air from my family, including my wife. If I could splurge the money I'd buy the fake book case and hide in there.

    I have a few more confessions, but I'll what to see what others share.
  2. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Absolutely nothing. It's a laptop and will likely get replaced in 2 years from my date of purchase just like every other laptop i've owned. I don't to anything differently. I do get asked more questions and get more compliments on it's sleek design but that's about it.
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    You hide your MBA from your wife?! Most bowsers have some form of private browsing mode, you know.
  4. Bakari45 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Lol, I know that, and do that. lol. I just don't like how she handles the thing. She actually clicks the trackpad instead of using the tapping feature. Huhhh.
  5. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    It's designed to be clicked, she isn't going to break anything. I prefer click instead of tapping also. The track pad is too large for me to avoid accidental tapping.
  6. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I feel the MBA can stand on its own. I have never been so less careful with any other computer as far as covering it or carrying it around. I don't have any special sleeve or special computer case for it. I just slip it in between magazines or papers in a designer bag. I have found that it doesn't get scratched or banged up as it's actually quite durable, and I want to always feel the aluminum and have simple access to it. The mobility and aluminum get lost when people cover them or make them impossible to get to and heavy by using steel layered bags that are designed to protect laptops at the cost of weight. I actually have been known to just carry the MBA by itself with no bag if that is all I am carrying and going straight to the office.

    I also hide it from my kids, as my daughter is especially hard on my Macs as far as spilling! I also have named mine "Air Jordan" after my favorite basketball player. However, mine is a girl as the name Jordan goes both ways. I have an insane amount of chargers for mine placed everywhere I could use mine.

    I also took my bottom case apart and engraved Air Jordan and my initials on the inside of it. I also have the serial number recorded in multiple places. Finally, when I leave it at home, I have a sorta hollowed out old Bible cover that it sleeps in. I would buy a BookBook for it if they had one for the MBA. My entire Mac collection was stolen a few years ago, so I now feel the need to hide my Macs when I leave them at home. The worst part was my backup drive was stolen too, so I now have a different setup for that.

    Interesting thread. Nice job, OP.
  7. Bakari45 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010

    My daughter, more than a few times, has picked up my Air by the cover monitor alone. I understand Air lends itself to that kind of handling, but dang...
  8. Bakari45 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Have you installed Prey on your Air? It's not full proof—nothing is—, but it might help.
  9. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Exactly, I'm with you. But I cannot decline the fact that Macbook Air is seriously the best computer I have ever used ;)
  10. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    I hope Apple put some sort of "Find my Mac" app in Lion like it has for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch versions.
  11. christophermdia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2008
    My trackpad cracked from clicking it too much, they have pressure points. Luckily it cracked from the bottom so apple replaced it for me for free. i use tap to click now.
  12. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    i bought the 11" Air because i felt in love with it at the first sight, i bought it not because i need it, but because i love it.

    now it gets rarely used, because i use the iPad 2 more and my 17" MBP is still the beast for working with photoshop.

    now my wife use it more than me.
  13. uwetodd macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Thanks for sharing this.
  14. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    As I use the keys and the trackpad, some oil gets on them from my fingers and they get a little shiny. So i also find myself wiping it down with a paper towel that has a little Windex on it to cut down the oil. Brings back the matte finish.
  15. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    i have put a bit of spit on my finger and wipe the stain off the screen once, i know u guys have done this too right? or is it just me? :eek:
  16. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
    i check it way to often for scratches, and luckily i have yet to find one.. i'm really afraid that i might scratch it accidentally, but i guess that's pretty normal for a new product.
  17. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I use Maya, ZBrush, and Unity on my Macbook Air but according to people on this site that never owned an air I shouldn't be able to do that because they claim its "underpowered".:rolleyes: (Couldn't be further from the truth).
  18. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    just picked up a 13 inch i7 last week..

    i use it PRIMARILY for sketching/scultping with zbrush and sculptris using my intuos4 and although it gets quite toasty.. (210+) it seems to run it well...

    Im thinking of downgrading to the i5 due to the heat..but its fast as heck other than that minor issue..
  19. TinyHulk macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Watching porn with the 11.6 inch MacBook Air is a new dimension for me.

    I used a old MacBook (heavy!) and it had such an inferior display! Viewing angle was annoying.

    I dont think this is a confession but I enjoy watching porn more? Whatever..
  20. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
    Pretty cool little program right there.
  21. Dominus Mortem macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    I take it to the bathroom with me, I know, yuck, but I get bored in there and like to have something to do (no, I'm not replying to this from the bathroom, I'm in my car... yes, really).

    I throw it onto the couch with no worries it will ever break, scratch or cause me guilty feelings of abusive behavior.

    My wife doesn't know I have both the 13 and the 11. They both sit there next to the charger, she's just so uninterested that it doesn't register in her primitive female brain. She's probably thinking about how she'll move my couch later and doesn't even notice that the number of laptops has increased. We're on day 7 now since I bought the 11 in addition to the 13. By the time she figures it out I should have ample plausible deniability "dear, what are you talking about, that one has been here for months, give me a break!"
  22. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Haha nice. So which one do you prefer?
  23. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Do you have the LG panel?
  24. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    If you use Google Chrome Canary it can open the good sites using h264 without having to download flash, and--

    --uh, I mean, you should be ASHAMED!:rolleyes:

  25. cityathrt macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2010
    When I look at the 11", I just smile. I love curling up with it propped on random parts of my body and sticking a tongue out at my 13" HP. Oh, and I run my hands over the beautiful aluminum unibody every now and then. :eek:

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