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Old 21 February 2008, 06:18   #1
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Apple MacBook Air anyone?

Anyone got one? I have splashed out on one and it is bootiful.
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Anyone got one? I have splashed out on one and it is bootiful.
Got all excited I thought you were giving them away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I had to re-read his post again to make sure that he wasn't so excited that he'd literally splashed out on one. Still, whatever floats your boat - if you'll pardon the pun!
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I can only wish. Do you miss the DVD drive? Or does the virtual drive work as well as they promise?
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I can only wish. Do you miss the DVD drive? Or does the virtual drive work as well as they promise?
I haven't used the Remote Disk software (as Apple call it) yet.

I did use Handbrake to rip one of my own DVDs the other day so I could watch it in bed. The rip took a few hours using an Intel iMac. I wifi'ed the rip to the Air once it had finished. It looked beautiful on the Air's screen but it did stutter on a couple of occasions.

So, in short, I haven't really missed the optical drive so far. I imagine our reliance on drives, CDs etc will now rapidly diminish. I think downloading movies is just over the horizon for all of us too.

As Steve Jobs said, if you really need an optical drive, ethernet, firewire, then perhaps a MacBook Pro would be more appropriate for you.

If you want an ultra-portable second machine, then the MacBook Air is a great choice.
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Did you get the hard drive version or the solid state one?
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Did you get the hard drive version or the solid state one?
The hard drive version. I settled for the base spec.
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