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Join Date: Oct 2009
General Mac question, MacBook Air in specific - 01-06-2010, 11:59 PM
So at work we're setting up our CEO with a new laptop, as seen in this thread:
11z, thoughts, impressions, likes and dislikes?
Started off looking at an 11z, moved onto a Latitude E4200, then our CEO tossed out, after me showing him my HacBook to get an idea of the size of the 11z and E6400, what about getting a MacBook Air and installing Windows 7. No dual boot, just pure Windows. I imagine it's feasible, but I'm not entirely sure driver wise etc, or how dual boot with Windows is set up on a Mac and if that influences how it runs.
Sorry to be off brand here, but there are a lot of Macologists here and I didn't want to join a new forum lol.
So any thoughts, words of wisdom etc would be much appreciated. The Air price wise will be about the same as the E4200 we priced out, and similarly sized. I would say go Dell, but I'm getting a little giddy at the prospect of having an Air to play with for a few days and installing W7 on it.
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
01-08-2010, 03:49 PM
they come with core 2 duo's so they should be 64bit.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
01-08-2010, 05:45 PM
I am running a bootcamp W7 32b on my Macbook (black, 2007) with no issues to speak of. Everything installed fine, Windows update sorted the drivers out.
I have a colleague running it on his new 13" MB Pro, so I imagine the Air would work.
You need to use Bootcamp though, so you need that osx partition, but you can set the startup disk to the Windows partition and your boss need never know OSX is on there.
I imagine Apples upcoming W7 drivers will improve things re: battery life and trackpad, but I am happy as they are.
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