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I'm buying the MBA soon. I've decided on this rather than the Pro, but I'm concerned. The Pro has a CD/DVD drive which means it'll have restore discs. The Air
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    Default A Question, Buying MBA Soon
    I'm buying the MBA soon. I've decided on this rather than the Pro, but I'm concerned. The Pro has a CD/DVD drive which means it'll have restore discs. The Air obviously doesn't have the optical drive, so how do I back my stuff up and restore it if I ever needed to? My netbook has an option to back itself up on an external hard drive so I did it.

    I was just wondering if I can do that on the Air, and if so how? And if not, what can I do if I ever needed to restore or if my Air ever crashes?

    I had a PowerBook G4 which crashed and I had to have Leopard OS completely re-installed on the system because nothing else worked to bring it back to life. Is there a way to fix the MBA if that were to ever happen?

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    MBA comes with a usb restore key

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    Oh for real? Cool how does that work? Like a restore disc except USB?

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    Yup, that's it. Restores much faster too.

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    That's awesome, thanks guys!

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    No probs Annie.
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    Lol penguin's studying. That's how I feel all the time, angry while studying

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    I can certainly understand that.

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    Yeah I have 5 lengthy assignments due Sunday before 11:55 PM, 2 exams on Wednesday next week, one on Thursday, and one on Friday. I'm not happy right now -.-

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    That sucks a new air might make it easier to do the assignments
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    Yeah it really does suck.

    I will be getting my MBA in 2-3 weeks so until then I'll have to be all pissed off lol.

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    OKay well i still love you no matter what mood your in.
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    I have the 11" Air and highly recommend ordering it with 4GB RAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    I have the 11" Air and highly recommend ordering it with 4GB RAM.
    Question what do u use it for. I usually have 4-5 things running at all the time I an worried 1 it won't handle and 2 the screen would be to small
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
    OKay well i still love you no matter what mood your in.
    Aw <3 even through my explosive anger in that stupid thread earlier today lol. I cleared my post, I couldn't keep it there.

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    Its cool now cody stepped in so its donezies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
    Question what do u use it for. I usually have 4-5 things running at all the time I an worried 1 it won't handle and 2 the screen would be to small
    The screen is def too small to do much multitasking. At any given time I have open a browser, microsoft word, twitter, and a torrent client. I never get a single bit of lag.
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    I'm going for bare minimum right now. It's absolutely important that I get a laptop with a bigger screen. 10" netbook is too small but 11" MBA is a good size.

    I am going for that because 1) don't want base model, white isnt my favorite nor are those specs 2) MBP is a bit high for my price range, I'm short on cash but don't want to invest in a PC so I'm saving up a little extra for a Mac

    When I pay my car off at the end of this year, early summer next year I'll be upgrading to the 13" MBA bc I can afford it then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    The screen is def too small to do much multitasking. At any given time I have open a browser, microsoft word, twitter, and a torrent client. I never get a single bit of lag.
    OKay i was just wondering in that case i am going to get a 13 macbook pro its cheaper than buying a 13 in air and has a little more power to it
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    I would go put them side by side in the store and test them both out. With the SSD the 13" Air will still be faster on boot and shut down... faster to open apps... and much cooler on your lap. It will suffer if you do any encoding or gaming though.
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