It’s no secret that I’ve slowly been replacing every piece of computer hardware I have with alternatives bearing the Apple logo. It’s not that I’ve drunk the Cool-Aid so to speak… it’s just that they make damn fine products! I still use Windows at work. I still do my fair share of supporting Windows on machines that my kids own, and the occasional problem that a friend might run into. And maybe some day I will buy another Windows machine… but not any time soon!
The Macbook Air is a thing of beauty! (Like I’ve never said that about an Apple product before!) Just look at the picture of it… I got the 11″ model, which is plenty powerful enough for what I want it for… and it weighs only 2.38 pounds! It barely feels like anything. And somehow, even though it’s so compact, it still sports a full keyboard! That was the main selling point for me. I have tried typing on netbooks, and it’s extremely painful. I bought Acer netbooks for the kids 2 Christmases ago, and I hate working on them. The keys are too close together, and there are too many keys that double, triple, or quadruple for different characters. For some reason, even though I bought identical netbooks for the kids, I have to use a completely different key combination to make the ” @ ” on my son’s… and it usually takes me several minutes to figure out what it is! My point is.. there’s none of that foolishness on the Macbook Air. It’s beautiful.
My only problem is trying to connect to the wireless network at work. For some reason I can not connect. It gives a timeout error. Thankfully it has no problems connecting at home. But at work… it’s frustrating me. I’ve done a bit of reading on the topic, and apparently I’m not the only one with this issue. That’s encouraging, but most people say to log into the router and make changes there. That’s not an option for me at work. I don’t want to be playing with those settings. I simply want to piggyback off the wireless for the nights when things are quiet. I’ll continue to work at it. I don’t really consider that a fault of the Air’s… and I could probably get the two of them talking if I was able to log into the router and look at the settings there. Ah well…
But so far, so good!