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Ok so I have the original MacBook Air (the one from like 2008) and it's getting pretty slow. The battery also no longer holds a full charge. At 20% my computer will die if I don't plug it in. There's also a "condition: replace now:" message when I select my battery. I've gotten the hard drive replaced once, the battery replaced once or twice, and the sound card replaced. I also had a new back piece replaced after it snapped (this was an original manufacturer defect). So my laptop has really seen it's life but it still works fine - it's just slow. These are the specs:

1.6 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB of RAM
100 GB HD

My budget is $12/1300 MAX and right now I'm really leaning towards the newest MacBook Air. I really love the design of the MacBook Air, especially the new design of the new MacBook Air (instant on, thinner design, 2 USB ports, seamless trackpad, softer keyboard, faster specs).

So while the MacBook Air seems like the obvious choice I was wondering what you guys think? Does anyone have the latest MacBook Air? What do you think? I noticed the latest MBA has a 1.7 Ghz Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM. I know the regular MacBook Pro 13" has better specs but I'm not a huge fan of the thicker design.

Lastly, I could opt for an entry level iMac, which are really nice, and would be a lot faster than a MBA but of course then I would lose portability. I could keep my existing MBA as a portable device but I'm just worried if the battery dies and then I would need to replace it again.

Any suggestions?
 

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d stoner said:
for 12-1300 bucks why not buy a windows laptop with double the specs your looking at?

looking online u could probly find a 2.5+Ghz, triple/quad core for that price.
Not really a huge fan of windows. Love the sleek modern designs of Macs. Last two computers have been Macs as well.
 

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Pusha E said:
wait till june, they are probably combining the Macbook Pro and Air lines
Hmm interesting. I could probably wait till then. Honestly I'll probably get another Air but I just wanted to explore some other options while I'm debating it all over.
 

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Dick Whitman said:
Ok so I have the original MacBook Air (the one from like 2008) and it's getting pretty slow. The battery also no longer holds a full charge. At 20% my computer will die if I don't plug it in. There's also a "condition: replace now:" message when I select my battery. I've gotten the hard drive replaced once, the battery replaced once or twice, and the sound card replaced. I also had a new back piece replaced after it snapped (this was an original manufacturer defect). So my laptop has really seen it's life but it still works fine - it's just slow. These are the specs:

1.6 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB of RAM
100 GB HD

My budget is $12/1300 MAX and right now I'm really leaning towards the newest MacBook Air. I really love the design of the MacBook Air, especially the new design of the new MacBook Air (instant on, thinner design, 2 USB ports, seamless trackpad, softer keyboard, faster specs).

So while the MacBook Air seems like the obvious choice I was wondering what you guys think? Does anyone have the latest MacBook Air? What do you think? I noticed the latest MBA has a 1.7 Ghz Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM. I know the regular MacBook Pro 13" has better specs but I'm not a huge fan of the thicker design.

Lastly, I could opt for an entry level iMac, which are really nice, and would be a lot faster than a MBA but of course then I would lose portability. I could keep my existing MBA as a portable device but I'm just worried if the battery dies and then I would need to replace it again.

Any suggestions?
LOOB dont get the macbook air it has very little memory and no disc drive
get a macbook pro thats the obvious choice
 

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Denzel Washington said:
2 usb ports :oblivious:
Honestly 2 USB ports sounds great. I only have 1 now lol. But seriously I don't care about a lack of CD drive or ports. I would expect the 4 year successor of my laptop to perform much better. I have 2 GB of RAM, the new ones have 4.
 

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Dick Whitman said:
Honestly 2 USB ports sounds great. I only have 1 now lol. But seriously I don't care about a lack of CD drive or ports. I would expect the 4 year successor of my laptop to perform much better. I have 2 GB of RAM, the new ones have 4.
choose the lowest ram and then just upgrade later on, its pretty easy
picked up 8GBs of RAM for my MBP from NewEgg.com for like $40
 

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If you still are interested, you could wait untill the new macs come out, there are rumors floating around saying that they will just combine the MacBooks so you can have a MacBook Air-esq design, but with Pro-esq power.
Just rumors, but sound pretty cool.
 
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