I recently started another thread in this forum because my parents will eventually be in the market for a replacement for their aging white MacBook.
I decided to split off that thread with this new one focusing on the 11-inch MacBook Air. While it is not clear my family will want one, I may want an ultra-ultra compact MacBook somewhere down the road. ( I currently use a 21-inch Fall, 2012-vintage iMac desktop machine, 2.9 GHz Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB int. HDD, Apple external USB SuperDrive as my primary machine. Having an MBA around might help me do things on the road.)
I would like to solicit the experiences of late-model 11-inch MacBook Air (MBA) users.
What brought you to the 11-inch model, as opposed to the 13-inch MBA? How much of your decision was based on size? How much was based on cost?
What applications do you run on your 11-inch MBA? Do you use Microsoft Office? Do you use iPhoto? Do you use iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)?
Do you run Microsoft Windows on your MBA?
Do you watch movies, while traveling, on your MBA?
Do you think the omission of an SD card slot on the 11-inch MBA is an issue or a non-issue? Do you carry an external camera card reader with you?
What is your impression of the performance and usability of your MBA?
Do you also use a desktop computer as a companion to your MBA?
What vintage is your 11-inch MBA? What processor does it have? How much RAM does it have? How much SSD internal storage does it have?
What Tom Bihn gear do you use with your 11-inch MBA?
Thanks for your feedback!
--The Mountain Man