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MacBook Air...

Does MacBook Air has a high durability and can have a dual boot OS? Like
Mac with Windows?

I just want to know cause i planning to purchase it. Please give me your opinion about the MacBook Air. Thank you.

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MacBook AIr

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Has not been around for long enough to determine its durability.

Yes, you can dual boot with it. It runs the full version of OS X, not a cut down version.

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Is there something you plan to wear out this laptop?

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I found some need laptops with metal skins or other treatments in order to last.

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Mmm...good idea.

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Maybe it should need to put cool accessories for fine durability...just as you said. That's can be plan after the purchase. Thanks for that brilliance idea.

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Windows

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will run on the MacBook Air in theory, but with the Air's average 2GB of RAM and its current choice of processor speeds, you could find that Windows may run somewhat slow on it. I'd guess that XP would be easier to run on the machine via Boot Camp than Vista, but I don't have an Air to experiment with. Then you have to factor in the availability of Windows XP, now that Microsoft has stopped selling it.

The current MacBook Air has a small, 80GB HD, and the SSD option has only 64GB. Would you really want to partition that already small space just to add on Windows? If you want to run a dual-boot configuration on the Air, and not a regular MacBook, wait for version 2. You'd probably get a bigger hard drive to work with. Course the rest of the MacBook family can carry drives with up to 250GB of storage, which is plenty for most people, and they are quite light as it is. You may want to take a look at the other Macs. It will work though, should you choose to run Windows on the Air. Just don't expect too much out of it performance-wise. Also, don't plan on making it a main computer. The Air is marketed as a lightweight portable for mobile professionals and road warriors; they usually have other computers to work on, meaning that they use the Air as a courier in a way. But if you like the Air, go for it. Just be sure to check out all of your options, especially when the regular MacBook is less expensive and more powerful than the Air.

-BMF

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Thanks..

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Thank for that valuable information that you have. I just planning to switch on Windows to Mac,that why i asked about the dual boot system. But,Windows actually has use for me like Programming tools like Microsoft VB.net,C++ and etc. You said that is true,maybe I should try browse other type of different MacBook than MacBook Air. I just love the unique design of MacBook Air. Thanks...

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I like the design myself

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I tried using an Air at an Apple Store and I really like the design. It's great, it really is. I just think it is more of an accessory than a computer; it would be a better idea to have an iMac or Mac Pro at home and use the Air to control them remotely. That's what I would use it for.

A MacBook Pro can run Vista quite well. For the same price, you get a 15-inch screen with a much faster processor and a larger hard drive.
But if you are considering a Mac, wait for the newer, Centrino 2 models. Rumor has it that the next generation of MacBooks may adopt a design similar to the Air's. They would have those curved/tapered edges on the sides. That would be nice. Anyway, it's your call. The Air is a great notebook by all means, but so are its counterparts.

-BMF

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