That is, having my notebook as an ultraportable and at the same time, as a desktop replacement.
First week into using my Macbook Air as a portable device, in school, and as a desktop replacement, at home, I must say; I have no trouble adapting to it. In fact, nothing much changed really. My routine is still largely the same. The only additional step is that I have to connect my usb cable and DVI cable to my Air whenever I want to use it as a desktop computer, but it isn’t really a hassle. It is just two pieces of wire. And now, I am adopting a new habit of NOT switching on my computer (Air) whenever I wake up during the weekends or whenever I immediately reached home. This allows me to time my take and settle down before getting to work, or using it for leisure. I now have more time for other things rather than mindlessly surfing the net and stuff.
Also, with the new Dell monitor, I am a little bit more productive. With the additional resolution, I can now do my work more efficiently. Coupled with the fact that I can put most of my application windows to fullscreen mode, I can now concentrate on one thing at a time. This is a great benefit for me to focus on one thing at a time, rather than multitasking and be distracted with all the other applications that are running in background. I should really work on that even more, so that I can make full use of my time doing real work. Learning how to maximise the screen real estate is essential.
Macbook Air is now powerful enough to replace desktops and use it as a primary computer while you are at home. With the SSD storage, its so blazingly fast. With my needs, its a perfect combination. Able to unplug it and use it outdoors or at home plugged in. I am glad to have made my choice in getting the Macbook Air. Its sleek, light and powerful. And its a joy using it, whether plugged or while on the move.
I should have done this a long time ago.