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Old 09-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #21
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Anyhow, I have a question: Where do you tend to use your laptop (e.g. On a table or desk, on the couch, in the backyard)? And, do you ever use it when it's on your lap? One of my concerns is that the heavier Mac Pro might be too heavy to keep on my lap for any reasonable length of time.
Our laptop (an old Dell, so it's relatively heavy) gets used by DW's lap in the family room most of all. It also gets used on her lap in bed or out on the back porch occasionally. I've used it on tables in coffee shops and (volunteer) meetings a few times, and my lap a few times. But every user is different I'd guess...best of luck, glad your visit to the Apple store was productive no matter what you decide.

Note: We use an external mouse with our laptop most of the time, just a lot more comfortable than any touchpad we've tried, Apple, Dell or any other make.
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Note that the Macbook Air does not have an ethernet port. If you want to connect wired you will need an adapter.

It is not likely that you need more than the 4 Gig of system memory that comes standard on the Air unless you are trying to do video and photo editing or have many applications open at once.
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I got an old Dell laptop. No way would I use that on my lap unless I want to toast myself. Plus, the angle would give me a stiff neck.

Now when I do use it, I do place that on a laptop cart that rolls around.
My cart is kinda like the following (but not as nice):

Amazon.com: Sharper Image SIB006-GPH06, Foldable Table Laptop Cart: Home & Kitchen
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So, we went to the mall on Monday to check out the Mac laptops (one word). The trip was a complete success. Got a pair of pants at Macy's one size smaller in the waist then a few months ago.

Then, we went upstairs to the Apple Store (such a great place). And, at 2:00, it was practically empty, except for a bunch of employees willing to help us. We looked at both the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air. What I wanted doesn't exist. I'd like to get a MacBook Air with a 15" screen. The largest it comes in is a 13" screen. The MacBook Pro comes with a 15" screen, but this laptop quite heavy. Anyhow, I will figure it out. The sales people didn't know that the MacBook Air could be upgraded to 8GB. That's when I told them about Meadbh's upgraded computer. (Felt it couldn't hurt to be dropping names). Both suggested I get an Air Port with the computer (one or two words)? They also suggested I get a Mac Microsoft Word Home and Student program ( think that's close to what they suggested).

Anyhow, I have a question: Where do you tend to use your laptop (e.g. On a table or desk, on the couch, in the backyard)? And, do you ever use it when it's on your lap? One of my concerns is that the heavier Mac Pro might be too heavy to keep on my lap for any reasonable length of time.

I'll go back after the iPhone rush is over and buy a Mac laptop (don't know which one yet).
I bought my MacBook Air online.
I never use a laptop on my lap.
I bought MS Office for Mac as I use Word, Excel and PowerPoint all the time.
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Note that the Macbook Air does not have an ethernet port. If you want to connect wired you will need an adapter.

It is not likely that you need more than the 4 Gig of system memory that comes standard on the Air unless you are trying to do video and photo editing or have many applications open at once.
Uh, am I missing something? Mine works just fine on my home network and I didn't buy anything extra.
I need as much memory as possible!
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:42 AM   #26
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Uh, am I missing something? Mine works just fine on my home network and I didn't buy anything extra.
I need as much memory as possible!
There is no ethernet port on the macbook air. WiFi is built in. I have one and have never used anything other than the WiFi. Apple sells adaptors.
Search Results - Apple Store (U.S.)
(For the macs with a thunder port.

Apple - MacBook Air - Compare the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air.

You will see the ports available about 1/3 down the page.

What are you using that requires more than the four gig memory that comes with it?
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