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yyc engineer
Jan 21, 2011, 01:03 PM
A couple questions about buying a refurbished MBA - probably the older model (i'm partial to the backlit keyboard...)

1. Does the "OLD" MBA support intertial scrolling? I played around with one at BestBuy and it didn't (but maybe this is because they didn't so a firmware update?)

2. Battery Life? The apple website doesn't explicitly say the refurbished MB's get a brand new battery (ipod's do). Since its no longer in production, what kind of battery would a refurbished "old" MBA ship with?? would it be like new?

Thanks!



Hellhammer
Jan 21, 2011, 01:05 PM
2. Refurbs are basically new so the battery should be in good condition.

RobertPS
Jan 21, 2011, 02:37 PM
1. Does the "OLD" MBA support intertial scrolling? I played around with one at BestBuy and it didn't (but maybe this is because they didn't so a firmware update?)

2. Battery Life? The apple website doesn't explicitly say the refurbished MB's get a brand new battery (ipod's do). Since its no longer in production, what kind of battery would a refurbished "old" MBA ship with?? would it be like new?

Thanks!

1. Yes it supports inertial scrolling. It does not support 3-finger drag.
2. Count on 4-5 hours with light use and backlight <60%, click2flash installed for browsing

Do go for the model with SSD.
It's been a week since I got mine (old stock, battery health is at 94%) and I love it.