7/24/11
7:35 pm

Forum Question: Why buy a Macbook Air?

I know that’s a dumb question but it means a whole lot to me. I never had a Mac till now (got everything else that’s Apple).
But now if I want to buy an air – what are the Pros? Cons? Specially being the fact that it hasn’t got a huge hard disk space, optical drive etc!
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Jack

Comments: 3 Responses to “Why buy a Macbook Air?”

    7/24/11 @ 7:39 pm

    So you are debating between a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?
    Definitely: Go to the store and play with each. That’s a must, to make good decision.
    The advantages of the Air:
    Light, very light.
    Small.
    SSD hard drive (fast drive with no moving parts and light power needs)
    Disadvantages:
    Small drive space (part of having an SSD)
    No firewire (do you need firewire, though?)
    No optical drive (maybe you don’t need it? I don’t — and you can get an external one with it for $79)

      7/24/11 @ 7:41 pm

      For me, the Air is the perfect portable, considering I have a Mac Pro under my desk. That has the power, huge drives, optical drive, etc.
      If the MacBook was the only machine, then an Air might be underpowered. Then again, if I was a college student the Air would be the perfect machine considering I would have to carry it around with me all day.

    Nash
    7/24/11 @ 8:01 pm

    I have been using the Air for almost a year – and I love it. I use the 11″ when I am travelling and the 13″ as my main computer and also run a VM Windows on it without any problems. Haven’t missed the optical drive at all. The instant on – always ready for work! The native display of 1440 x 900 (MBA 13″) is almost like running a 15″ MB.

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