Originally Posted by abirozy
I would like some advice on buying the MBA. I have read all the reviews and feel I would like the MBA.
Nothing to feel here either you need it or you don't.
I currently have a toshiba 1.6ghz with 2mb of ram but my wife bought a MB earlier and it runs a lot better and more intuitively than my pc. I feel that even if it is a minor difference due to os and a slightly higher speed, I would like it. I am a law student and the specs on the MBA seem like they would fit me fine.
The bigger question is how does your interests as a law student jive with available software? I simply don't know because I'm not a lawyer. Best to research this first.
in any event MBA is slower that a MacBook by a considerable margin. Don't expect it to perform like a MacBook.
I was thinking of the 1.8 with the HHD. This configuration is available online and is A LOT cheaper than the SSD.
I look at it this way you are a student and you want to blow money on a MacBook Air. Frankly I see this as a bad investment, I'd look at a MacBook first. After all you will need a lot of money to buy book cases for all those law books you will need to buy.
1) would this be considered a "first gen" model and as such should I wait for the bugs to get worked out?
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2) What is everyones feeling on if mac is quickly going to come out with a more updated MBA with possibly better specs or a lower price?
You are kidding right? Its been like what 3 weeks. I believe that Apple will have to rev the AIR sooner than they would like simply to address its short comings. But how soon that will happen depends entirely on how quickly sales tank.
On the oft chance that sales take off It would likely be close to a year before a rev.
I.E. Should I buy the mba now or wait 6 months to make sure the bugs get worked out and see if apple ups the specs?
I don't beleive the AIR in its current form is suitable for a Student period, end of story, end of discussion!!!!
Thanks for helping a newbie
I hope I haven't been to course here but this post kinda blows my mind considering the intensive debate over the AIR utility. You should really read up on the machine more and also Apple as company. Unless you have endless money for college and a high tolerance to AIR's short coming you should look else where.