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hakr100
Jul 3, 2013, 11:59 AM
It arrived today in good order via FEDEX.

The last laptop I owned was a 2008 MBP 15". I didn't have any complaints about that one and though I've only had the new one on for about an hour, it seems pretty good, too.

I apparently have the LG screen. It looks at least as good as the screen on my old MBP, maybe a little brighter. The "color balance" looks ok to me. At the moment, I'm watching Blade Runner on it via VLC.

I noticed the two microphone holes on the port side of the MBA. I can't recall ever using the the microphone on my old MBP or in fact any other laptop. So, there are "covers" available now at a discount that cover one hole. What's the impact of that? What if I decide to use the mike and one hole is covered? Half the volume? :D

Anywhere, so far, so good. Got the I7 CPU with 8 GB of ram and 256 GB of flash storage.



happyhippo1337
Jul 3, 2013, 12:21 PM
It's a dual microphone. Used to improve noice cancellation / filtering.

iterva
Jul 3, 2013, 12:23 PM
I noticed the two microphone holes on the port side of the MBA. I can't recall ever using the the microphone on my old MBP or in fact any other laptop. So, there are "covers" available now at a discount that cover one hole. What's the impact of that? What if I decide to use the mike and one hole is covered? Half the volume? :D

The dual microphone setup is for noise cancellation, so i guess it depends on how much the case itself covers up the other mic, and the impact on voice quality.
I think this should not be an issue when at home, where you have less ambient noise but being somewhere where it is more noise it definitely can make a difference.

I have not tested the voice/mic so canīt confirm this, just my beliefs. :p


Anywhere, so far, so good. Got the I7 CPU with 8 GB of ram and 256 GB of flash storage.
Nice, Great piece of hardware, Enjoy it :)