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    some early MBA problems surfacing....

    Just noticed a posting on MacRumors about some problems with displays, kernel panics, and crashes on a few of the new MacBook Air laptops. Preliminary diagnoses are suggesting issues with the logic board. Appears to be happening on some 11" and 13", even with the 4GB RAM options. Just worth being prepared for, maybe.

    Here is a link to the report and a video of what things may look like:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/02/...-board-issues/

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    Saw this....oh well, $&) happens. 14 day return can come in handy.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    Saw this....oh well, $&) happens. 14 day return can come in handy.
    Hi there. I read that too. Since mine hasn't arrived yet I can't comment. The question is, of course, whether it's a design problem or just faults ( inevitable that there will be some of those).

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    One type of fix is on the way:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/04/...update-coming/

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    I bought 2 13" MBA, one being the base model and other is the ultimate model.
    I am fortunate, I do not have this problem.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    My wife's MBA has paniced once. I'm not surprised given how new the hardware platform is and undoubtedly will have a few kernel bugs associated with it.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    HI There
    Well, I've had a fully loaded 13" MBA (i.e. 256gb 4gb 2.13Ghz) for a few weeks now.
    I've not had a kernel panic, and I have been hammering it.
    Running Windows 7 and XP in VMware and Aperture, all at the same time together with all the normal stuff.

    It certainly seems snappier than my 13"MBP, the battery life is great, and it's generally a lovely thing to use, and to travel with.

    comes from here thoroughly recommended.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    keep beating mine up--still working. of course i panic sometimes, but not the air so far.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    Three business trips with my 11" MBA so far -- without a hitch. Unless you count the joy of carrying my computer in my handbag a "hitch".

    Great piece of gear.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    No problems here with the 2.13Ghz 4GB 256GB SSD MBA 13.3 either. I miss the illuminated keys but so far no panics have occurred with daily use.

    The only problem I've found with it so far is that it now has me considering swapping out my iPad for an 11" MBA.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    I think these issues were supposed to be fixed in 10.6.5 or maybe a separate update. Does anyone know if these issues are still around after the last batch of Apple updates? I'm thinking about getting a 11" MBA for my wife for x-mas.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    Quote Originally Posted by wyip View Post
    I think these issues were supposed to be fixed in 10.6.5 or maybe a separate update. Does anyone know if these issues are still around after the last batch of Apple updates? I'm thinking about getting a 11" MBA for my wife for x-mas.
    Mine's been great - no issues - just great. (13")

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    sitting very happy with a 11 inch MBA... 1.6/4/128.

    As a former Apple employee who had access to all the latest toys for the last 10 years I can say that this is the best balance of power and portability yet.

    it is the perfect fit for the travelling photographer... it will never be your only computer... but it will do all I would ever want to do on the road...import, sort, view,edit and upload. I went to the US recently with a first generation MBA and bought the new machine there... the difference was stunning

    it is seriously tiny, faster than you would ever guess... and as for issues... i have seen none at all... battery life is great... sure Aperture hits that hard... but it does on everything i have ever used... Aperture... and I am sure Lightroom too puts big strains on everything on any computer.

    forget about bug fix updates... Apple are very good at addressing issues as they come up.... they have too much invested in their brand to screw things up.... these things are seriously flying off the shelves.

    there is no perfect computer... but the 11inch MBA is pretty damn close

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    Agree 100% with Kevin. 11 inch with same specs and I have not had any problems with it. Works like a charm and is very portable.

    The Domke J-803 has a pocket that is a perfect fit for the 11-inch MBA, so it's easy to carry around when I'm out shooting with a small camera outfit.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    thanks thomas

    11 inch fits one of these too...though just... thin end in first to get it in

    http://www.tenba.com/products/Messen...amera-Bag.aspx

    a very nice everyday/travel bag.... maybe not the most weatherproof... but gulped the MBA, a 5d mk2 with 24-105, ex580, a 35mm, two 85mm's, a 24mm and maybe 2 50mm's,cables chargers etc plus 2 books and some magazines ...plus passport and tickets...oh and an E-p1 with 20mm lens.... maybe that explains my sore shoulder :-)

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    Emotionally I wanted the 11" but all of the specs seemed like the 13" was the sweet spot in pricing for performance so I've got a 13" 1.86, 128gb, 4GB on its way....now you give me pause that I should have gone with the emotion rather than the logic.

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    A few hours using the high resolution screen on the 13in should sort out the tiny computer emotional attachment

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    terry

    my partner in crime went the 13 inch route... and is very happy so far... wanted the greater screen real estate...and doesn't have the big screen big mac pro alternative i have....not to say she cant us it .... but you know what I mean....'personal' sometimes more important than 'computer'

    sorry we didn't get up SF way this time....the lure of Maui was too strong... maybe next trip

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    Re: some early MBA problems surfacing....

    graham

    nope... for a very portable machine the 11 inch is fine for me...i can view what looks like 10 pt text fine.


    as i said.. the 11 inch will never be my only machine... but i reckon i can do 80% of my daily computing on it.. and a pretty large chunk of my photo work on it

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