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Air = excellent second computer
Authored by: gshenaut on Jan 16, '08 06:32:58AM

A lot of people use notebooks as their main computer, including me, and for many of them, the MacBook Air will not be very tempting for many reasons. However, consider the following scenario: you have a 17" Macbook Pro as your main computer (I wish--I'm still using my original 17" PB). You often travel commute, and you've been lugging the big guy along, and have been spending a bunch of cash on physical therapy for lower back and shoulder pain.

Well, I think you'd be a prime candidate for the Air. With Back to my Mac, you'd have access to all the files, email, and programs on your MBP from afar. You could finally retire the wide suspenders--the Air is definitely cool enough all by itself. And, you'd even end up saving money--physical therapy is expensive!

So, for me, if and when I upgrade my trusty 17" PB, if there is some cash left behind, I would definitely consider the Air--as a second computer.

Greg Shenaut



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I second that
Authored by: hamarkus on Jan 16, '08 07:25:53AM

The air is a secondary computer, full stop. A colleague of mine uses a Windows PC at work and has a MBP at home, running at 1.8 GHz with an 80 GB drive and 1.5 GB RAM. He needs no Gigabit at home. His Mac is a secondary computer.

For me, the air would also not replace my pimped out MBP but be a secondary travel/daily commute computer.



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