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Mac Air

Discussion in 'Apple/Mac' started by britinjapan, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. britinjapan

    britinjapan

    523
    Mar 5, 2011
    Tokyo
    Just got my first Mac, an Air. Great for portability and I`ve got it linked up to a wireless LAN, so its really great to use anywhere even on the sofa and bed! Learning the tricks take a little finding out, but fun!
     
  2. Growltiger

    Growltiger Administrator Administrator

    That's nice. But I think you clicked on the wrong forum, this is about PCs, you want the Apple Computers, they are next down on the list!
     
  3. congratulations!
     
  4. Since this is now in the Apple forum, which is indeed where it should be (thanks to whoever moved it to the right place!), all is well.....

    I've got the first-gen MacBook Air and I still love it, even though the newer ones can run circles around it and of course now also offer the option of the smaller 11" version. If I didn't have the iPad, which has picked up a lot of the responsibilities my MBA used to carry, I'd be lusting after one of those new ones now..... Terrific little computer, especially for traveling, whether it's around home, around town or around the world.....
     
  5. Hi

    And congrats to the new machine. The only thing I didn't like about the MacBook Air was the missing keyboard illumination. I was so annoyed that I sent it back and still rely on my iPad when I'm on the road. But if that is no concern for you, have fun, it's a great little device.

    Best regards

    Mattes
     
  6. Julien

    Julien

    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    How can the lack of keyboard illumination could be such a drawback? I mean, even in complete darkness isn't the illumination coming from the screen is enough to see the keyboard?

    This coming form an Apple user that has never had a backlit keyboard. :wink:
     
  7. Patrick

    Patrick

    967
    Jan 14, 2011
    Netherlands
    Once you had one backlit keyboard you'll never want to go back (as far as laptopkeyboards go :) ...


    It's great if you can't see the keys if you use a low backlit setting on the screen it's a saver :) .
     
  8. ejhyun

    ejhyun

    313
    Feb 6, 2009
    SoCal
    It is a nice feature, my wife and I was faced with this decision recently as she wanted an Air. Was torn between buying previous version with backlit keyboard or current one. We went with the current version due to the multi-touch trackpad.

    This was more important than the keyboard.
     
  9. britinjapan

    britinjapan

    523
    Mar 5, 2011
    Tokyo
    Thanks for the comments all! The thread was moved my an administrator/moderator here. Right, the illuminated key board would be great! But I`m loving the machines portability.
     
  10. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    I got a MacBook Air for my birthday. It's great as I am going back to school and I can put it in my handbag and take it to the library with me :) 

    Carole
     
  11. NICE birthday gift, Carole! Congratulations!
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing

    Oct 15, 2008
    GA
    I have it on my MBP and never used it. I never look at my keys
     
  13. Congrats on the new Air. I have 2 MBP's and a big MP. My next Mac will be an Air! :cool: 

    Didn't see if you mentioned it was an 11" or 13". ???

    Oh, another vote for 'who cares about backlit keyboards!'

    cheers
    JohnG
     
  14. britinjapan

    britinjapan

    523
    Mar 5, 2011
    Tokyo
    I went for the 13". Love it!
     
  15. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    I go the 11" as I only plan on using it for my classes, and figured it would be easier to tote to the library. At 2.3 lbs, it's the best.

    I have to run Windows as we have to use Access for my courses, so I also got a 320GB MyPassport external drive, and I have Windows and Office Professional on there. I got my MacBook Air at B&H Photo as it was free shipping, no sales tax, and came with a free copy of Parallels 6 :)  Can't beat that! So that's where my birthday monies went :) 

    Carole
     
  16. britinjapan

    britinjapan

    523
    Mar 5, 2011
    Tokyo
    Cant go wrong with a small screen either, a great choice I would say. Thanks for the comments everyone
     
  17. Ronald M

    Ronald M

    Nov 10, 2008
    Chicago
    Nice computer if you do not require disk reading or burning.
     
  18. Mike66

    Mike66

    Aug 21, 2009
    Darmstadt, Germany
    Mike
    The Apple MacBook Air Superdrive is a USB-powered drive for $76. I have one on my MacMini Server, and it works great.
     
  19. Carole

    Carole

    Jun 15, 2008
    Bellingham, WA
    I agree, Mike! I bought one at the same time I got my MacBook Air and it's great. It's the size of a CD jewel case, so you can fit it into any carrier bag if you need to take it with you. If not, you save on the extra weight. I LOVE my MBA.

    Carole
     
  20. Patrick

    Patrick

    967
    Jan 14, 2011
    Netherlands

    Or just a USB-drive connected to a Router (that supports USB), it doesn't clutter up your desk and you can still burn it (though you need to walk to the router first ;) )!
     
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