Chuq von Rospach has an interesting post about the leaked MBA rumors. I’ll address this in a bit.
Additionally, someone (sorry, can’t find a link to it right now) suggested I try a 13″ Retina MacBook Pro and use it in the scaled mode to get my current resolution.
First, Someone Thought I Was Trolling When I Mentioned a Thunderbolt RAID Array on a MacBook Air
Nope, not trolling. Really have one.
(Note to self: dust the Dyson fan off before taking a pic.)
Think about it: It’s a great thing to back up to. I can wander around and use my MBA anywhere, then, when I’m ready to be at home base, I plug in the RAID array and back up.
I also use a separate Thunderbolt drive for graphics storage. This 2 Tb drive holds my photo library (~1/2Tb), my graphics library (~1/2 Tb), and larger items out of my iTunes library (e.g., movies and TV seasons).
When I just go out with my MBA, I can’t do heavy graphics work, but I still have Photoshop and my fonts. I keep current graphics projects in a directory on my MBA. When I’m done with those, they get shuffled off to a directory on the smaller Thunderbolt drive, and the changes get reflected in my RAID backup.
Chuq Asks an Interesting Question
By the way, are we really sure that’s a USB hub? Maybe Apple’s going to announce a new, thin format thunderbolt port standard instead that would allow for a smaller, thinner connector to allow for a smaller, thinner computer?
That would change everything for me.
Granted, I still think not having MagSafe power’s a problem. Chuq has some interesting commentary. Link again.
13″ Retina MBP Running at 1440×900
That’s a really great idea. It would allow me to keep the form factor I really like, but would also allow me to upgrade to 16Gb RAM and 1TB flash drive. That would solve some problems. In short, it’d be HUGE.
2.8/16/512 is $1999, a pleasant $250 more than the 13″ similarly-configured (save for CPU clock speed) of the MBA.
Sadly, I can’t figure out where this suggestion was made, possibly because I’m bleary-eyed at this hour.
Photo credit: © 2010 Rick Moen.