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    Default Need Opinion on MacBook Air

    I'm getting a MacBook Air this evening at the Apple Center but I'm not sure whether should I get an 11" or 13". The thing is I'm big on downloading stuff from Torrentz and wanna play them with VLC player on the MBA (is it possible cause I read somewhere that Mac is hardly compatible with those not from its own kind) other than basic computer needs such as Microsoft Word, photo editing and some facebook games.
    I also need to know if it is possible for me to use any external hard drive from other brand which is compatible with mac to store movies and files and play them on MBA. I fell in love with the 11" but only gonna get it if I can do all those things that I've mentioned or else gonna have to settle with 13".
    Sorry for my ignorance and lack of knowledge on mac since I'm an alien to it lol. Please help...your opinion and info are very much appreciated.
    Thanks!

    Mik.
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    Default Re: Need Opinion on MacBook Air

    You can definitely use VLC on the Mac, no problems there.


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    Default Re: Need Opinion on MacBook Air

    I also use an external hard drive with my 13inch MacBook Air from Western Digital (1 Terrabyte) which is perfect for storing music and movies etc..


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    Default Re: Need Opinion on MacBook Air

    So yes, the 11inch will do all of those things (it is essentially the same as the 13inch except for screen size)!!
    It just comes down to what viewing size you prefer


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    Thanks Daniel! That's awesome! I just got me the 13" MBA (as much as I fancy the 11") OMG can't wait to get home and unbox it!
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    No worries!! I am glad you got a new MacBook! It is always so exciting to take it home and start using it if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help you out!


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    Really you could?? Thanks!
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    Yes for sure! I direct messaged you so just contact me there whenever you need


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik Bradshaw View Post
    I'm getting a MacBook Air this evening at the Apple Center but I'm not sure whether should I get an 11" or 13". The thing is I'm big on downloading stuff from Torrentz and wanna play them with VLC player on the MBA (is it possible cause I read somewhere that Mac is hardly compatible with those not from its own kind) other than basic computer needs such as Microsoft Word, photo editing and some facebook games.
    I also need to know if it is possible for me to use any external hard drive from other brand which is compatible with mac to store movies and files and play them on MBA. I fell in love with the 11" but only gonna get it if I can do all those things that I've mentioned or else gonna have to settle with 13".
    Sorry for my ignorance and lack of knowledge on mac since I'm an alien to it lol. Please help...your opinion and info are very much appreciated.
    Thanks!

    Mik.
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    Default Re: Need Opinion on MacBook Air

    I just got my Macbook Air yesterday. I must admit it is taking me some time to get used to the thinness and not having the extra keyboard room on the 13". But, I am falling in love gradually. I was coming from a Asus K60 that I bought in 2010, which at first I loved. That computer's screen was 16" - i think. But, Man I tell ya... it is so easy to fall in love with this new Aluminum machine. Oh, I also would suggest you get the 13", if you even think the 11" is too small. It reminded me too much of a netbook. But, thats just me. Good luck!
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    He did get a 13inch! Hope you enjoy using your new MacBook Air as well I recently purchased one and couldn't be happier with it


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