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The MacBook Air range starts with just 64GB of Flash Storage to keep costs down. In order to migrate to one of these beauties from an existing laptop with much bigger storage, requires a sea change in how you approach what you store on your laptop and some decisions need to be made on how you use it.

As one lucky ScreenCastsOnline Extra member will be receiving a 64GB MacBook Air at the end of the month, I though it would be interesting to see just how easy it would be to migrate my current 15" MacBook Pro build across to the new 11" MacBook Air with just 64GB of storage.

What sacrifices would I have to make? What data would I have to leave off?

This show takes you through the decision points I made, and some house keeping steps I took, in order to pare down my current laptop build in preparation for migrating to the MacBook Air. So the new MacBook Airs are a huge success, due mainly to their portability and speed.

Not only are these new machines gorgeous and extremely practical for computing on the go, the inclusion of Flash Storage has turned them into speed demons. Once you've used a machine with Flash Storage, you'll never want to go back to the limitations of traditional hard disk drives. However, In its current form Flash Storage does have one problem - capacity.

The MacBook Air range starts with just 64GB of Flash Storage to keep costs down. In order to migrate to one of these beauties from an existing laptop with much bigger storage, requires a sea change in how you approach what you store on your laptop and some decisions need to be made on how you use it.

As one lucky ScreenCastsOnline Extra member will be receiving a 64GB MacBook Air at the end of the month, I though it would be interesting to see just how easy it would be to migrate my current 15" MacBook Pro build across to the new 11" MacBook Air with just 64GB of storage.

What sacrifices would I have to make? What data would I have to leave off?

This show takes you through the decision points I made, and some house keeping steps I took, in order to pare down my current laptop build in preparation for migrating to the MacBook Air.

In detail, this first part of a two part show covers:

  • The Scenario
  • Using the MacBook Air Software Recovery Drive
  • Rebuilding the MacBook Air from scratch
  • MacBook Pro Analysis
  • Reducing my iTunes Data
  • What to do about my Evernote Database
  • Removing 1Password Backups

Next week's show will continue the process and cover the migration across to the MacBook Air.

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We just got a MacBook Air and I feel like it's faster or as fast as my 2 year old MacBook Pro. The SSD and new processor make it scream!

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Got to agree, my MacBook Air is a total screamer! The SSD makes a huge difference.

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