Yesterday was the first day I used a Macbook Air. The Mac repair place I went to gave me one as a loaner while my Macbook Pro is being repaired. So far I’m pleasantly surprised.
First, it was easy to get my entire system copied onto it using Carbon Copy Cloner. Don’t worry about the URL, it’s just the last name of the programmer who created the software. CCC is, first of all, a better program for transferring your system from one Mac to another than Time Machine. I was doubtful, but it is. In fact, once you learn how to use it, which isn’t that hard, it’s awesome. Anyway, it was nice in that it just worked. I just hooked up my hard drive from the Macbook Pro to the Macbook Air using an Apricorn cable, switched my boot drive from the Macbook Air hard drive to my hard drive hanging onto the cable by switching the startup drive under the Mac settings, then booted from my drive on the cable, then used Disk Utility to erase the Macbook Air drive, and then copied everything over using CCC from my drive to the Macbook Air. Switched the startup drive back to the Air, rebooted, and there it was. Everything I had on the Macbook Pro now on the Air, working perfectly.
Since then I’ve been working in Photoshop, Illustrator, playing video, etc. and everything is as snappy as can be. In fact, I’d be tempted to switch to one if they came with a bit more memory and some more storage space. This one only has 120GB of space, and I’d like to have 1TB.
I expect within the next few years the Macbook Pro and Air will merge and they won’t have the two lines any more. I’m looking forward to it.Liked it? Share it!