View Full Version : New 2011 MBA Hinge

Oct 10, 2011, 04:01 PM
How is the hinge on the new MBA compared to previous versions?

I have the new 11" MBA...but I've read about problems with previous hinges.

Is it better or worse now? (I'm assuming better)

Oct 10, 2011, 04:42 PM
It's rock solid (ever since the late 2010 update). I had a late 2008 MacBook Air and had to have the hinge tightened after a year. I don't think that will be necessary with the 2011. The hinge design is completely different.

Oct 10, 2011, 05:05 PM
It's fine unless you add the weight of a hard cover to it. At least that is what I found for myself. With my perforated hard cover, it is a little flimsy.