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Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 12, 2010 12:15 PM
my wife is a fan of the MacBook Air, but I've never been keen - screen short of pixels, processor slow, memory not-much, battery too small, trackpad-bar nasty, early failure of wire connections to the drop-down port-flap, etc ...

but today I was impressed ...

at the moment we're using it as our TV, and today we were using it to watch a recording (an hour or two behind reality) of the Grand Prix in Monza ...

half-way through it started to give a jumpy image - in effect, doing a v.brief fast-forward every second or so - and I cursed it ...

until, having stopped the playback for a moment, I saw that it was recording two TV programmes (from an EyeTV Diversity) & exporting another, as well as playing the recording we were watching, all at once ...

so I changed my mind, and thought it was good - it was doing a lot & degrading gracefully ...

ie: impressed !

(it's good to say something positive, after the debacle of iOS4 on iPhone 3G)
MBPro | MBAir | WiFi iPad | G4 | P'Bk G4 | TC | iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), laptops 10.5.8 | G4s 10.4.0/8.6/9.2 | iPhone3G iOS4 / iPhone3G+iPod-t 3.1.3
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:35 PM (in response to Christopher John Hunter)
    Yeah, it really is an impressive machine. I too watched Alonzo this morning. It's good to win a home race.
    iMac 27" i7, iMac 20", Mini(2010) Server, MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Peter Coxon Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2010 2:34 PM (in response to captfred)
    i have had a bunch of macs since 1980s. have macbook pro etc at moment. the mac book air is the most stable and best computer i have owned. no moving parts, fast, brilliant to travel with. i have left it on for >100 days and no issues. a brilliant machine.

    pete
    mb air (1.86), mb pro 15"( 2.66), imac 24" (3.06), imac 24" (2.6) iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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