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My first MAC!

Monday, October 20th, 2008

I have bought an Macbook Air!

It will replace my old laptop which is struggling with more and more problems. I have looked to other ultra portable laptops (screen <= 12″)  but most of them were to high prized or too ugly or had specifications i did not like. Two candidates were the Toshiba Portege R500 and the Lenovo Thinkpad X60. According to reviews the keyboard of the R500 is a bit fragile and the Thinkpad X60 has no touchpad!. The Macbook Air is high prized also (1799 euro), but i bought it from ebay which saved me about 500 euro. I think it’s a very good deal.

The party was over when i discovered that there was no european power plug included, so i had to buy one from a webshop. A week later i received the plug and i was finally able to start the Macbook up. Soon i discovered that the battery was not recognized and the Macbook immediately shuts down when i remove the MagSafe plug. I tried to do an System Management Controller (SMC) reset with no luck. I brought it to an Apple shop and they have repaired it under warranty. Now everything is working fine.