my mba is 3 years old and I think it is time to upgrade. I think my computer is going to break tonight and need an emergency replacement tomorrow. (Not fibbing, the motherboard keeps forgetting it has an airport card and lost the speakers months ago.)
New iLife 11 with new iPhoto iMovie and Garage Band 11. This one does go to eleven.
I beat the craap out of it. Fell out of the back of a car then a month or so later I snapped the screen clean off. Apple would have replaced it but they saw the big dents from the car drop. If I hadn't been leaving town for a meeting in two days I could have paid an extra 100 and they would have replaced everything on the computer that was dodgy. Should have borrowed someone else's computer and done that deal.
I'll still use an interoffice envelope or go commando. What's the point of getting something small then getting all sorts of stuff to bulk it up?
i have to wait until next summer for my update of my current Macbook, but i'll be going with the 13" MBA. i don't even know if my MacBook DVD player even works as i've never used it. no use paying extra to get that. and, the MBA looks gorgeous.
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Blah...hate to be a party pooper here, but I got kind of bored with the iLife stuff, not spending 49 bucks or euros for it...okay, so the new up and coming promised and demoed features on Lion were impressive.
Also, while impressive engineering and squeezing it into a small space, the new MBAir is for presentations and hipsters. :P Won't run much heavier stuff than Office/iWork/browser with that processor.
I know you'll be stoked, poly, and you're not a hipster. But you'll put it to the kind of professional use it was intended for.
1,200 bucks with 128 GB FLASH drive? I hope I can pick one up tomorrow.
Includes a flash thumb drive which will reinstall the operating system. That's a nice touch. I wonder if I could use it to reinstall the OS on this old MBA. The disconnects of the sound and airport may be just software related.
i am not sure i'd go with a MBA if it was my only computer (i'd have to get a MBP 17" perhaps for that). but day to day big work is still done on my Mac Pro 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon that i expect to last for a bunch more years. i just want something portable to fiddle with while watching television or traveling or when i go into the office 1 day a week. as long as i can hook it to a projector for presentations then it'll suit my needs just swell.
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