I was toying between that and an MBP 15", and went for the MBP in the end.
Main reasons where
Extra oomph of the quad core i7, extra memory and Radeon 1GB GPU
More ports and internal optical drive
Thought it would handle better under load
Bang for your buck
My friend, however (an Oracle DBA) went for the 13" Air and says it's great. Incredibly snappy and responsive (think he says it boots in 12 seconds, and has a great battery life). He's got VM Fusion installed, has Linux (CentOS or Mint, I don't recall) and will install Oracle in it. I wait to see his impressions of how "snappy" it is when all that's running!
The Air is expensive. The base model comes with only 2 GB, and the optical drive is extra. But it is really light - great for travelling, and the display is better than the 13" MBP.
It's a gorgeous little thing, and had I not needed the extra "oomph" I absolutely would have gone for one of them.
Anyone running Lion on their Mac?
I'm currently running Snow Leopard (v. 10.6.8) and have been hesitant to upgrade to 10.7.X.
Anyone at all running Lion? Any experiences good or bad to report?
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