What can I say; I have enjoyed my first generation MacBook Air more than any laptop I have ever owned. It fits in my purse and has basically become my main brain, going with me everywhere and shoving my MacBook Pro into seldom-used obscurity…with the exception of those times when I need to access the XP partition (via VMWare) to get into Microsoft Money (a day job requirement).
With the new Air’s 128GB SSD Hard Drive, I’ll be able to partition a small portion so that I can run Money, and I’ll also be able to load up all of my music; something I haven’t done on my current Air, in an effort to save memory.
I’ve gone “all out” and also purchased a USB Ethernet adapter and the SuperDrive, two accessories I had been wanting anyway.
To those of you who just don’t get the Air or its intoxicating allure; all I can say is that it is the most capable small laptop that I have ever owned. Being able to slide it in my bag or carry its light body tucked under my arm has made it supremely portable, and I have found myself bringing it along to all sorts of places where I might not have bothered otherwise.
I am grateful to Lisa Gade for allowing me to play with her MacBook Air at the Dallas airport on our way to Mobius last spring. When my MacBook Pro crashed, I knew exactly what I would replace it with in the interim, and I have never looked back. I would also like to thank Vincent for patiently answering all my questions about the 2nd generation Air…
Hopefully I’ll have the new Air before I leave for Mobius again on the 8th.