yup, the fan purrrs guys. all i did yesterday was to set it up (right next to the 15" mbp
) and its purr was absorbed by ambient noise.
it's barely noticeable under light use (it's just 2 days old) but it did show its teeth after 1h on a wifi link while managing stills in aperture (crop, resize, email/upload). my experience w/ fan noise is that it gets worse over time as the fan wears out.
sybrfreq wrote:thought... ipod/ipad on the go, and macbook pro for at the home (just for me). MBP is plenty small enough to toss in a suitcase easily. +ethernet..
here is where it gets interesting and how the ipad discussion started. plain specs always lead to heartbreaks unless we put 'em in decent use.
the air is note/netbook, runs the regular full-flavour mac os apps, so you're likely to use the ones you like. real keyboard -yay!- but i don't think it'll fit you as the primary/sole machine. go back home, and all you have is still 2 usb ports + external display. i'd appreciate an ethernet port too and something to connect my firewire/esata peripherals when i get back in the base.
make/brake point for the mba seems to be its fan performance, i'll keep testing it this week. we may get a real keyboard with this one but if it turns out to be much of a noisemaker it's no good. we have the sgi beasts for that :)
i'm still game to try an ipad within the same scenario, on the go. i went for the 64gb ssd on this one to test the space limit of the largest ipad. 64gb is aplenty for an intermediate device.