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pjmckay
Jan 31, 2008, 06:26 AM
I have started this thread to make it easier for us Aussies to see when the MBAs start shipping our way. Add your details:

MBA 1.6/2GB/80GB-AUS Ships by: 07/02/2008 Delivers by: 11/02/2008
:p



lstoll
Jan 31, 2008, 06:34 AM
MBA 1.6/2GB/80GB-AUS Ships by: 07/02/2008 Delivers by: 11/02/2008

lstoll - MBA 1.8/2GB/80GB-AUS Ships by: 08/02/2008 Delivers by: 14/02/2008. Ordered Jan 17.

Gregintosh
Jan 31, 2008, 12:13 PM
Wow, for a second there I thought you wouldn't get yours until November! Haha, silly me.

Now I am seeing that you switch the positions of the day and month. In the US it goes MM/DD/YY, I guess you use DD/MM/YY.

davricho
Jan 31, 2008, 05:31 PM
1.6/80g ordered about 6 hours after keynote. Ships by 07/02 delivered by 11/02

lstoll
Jan 31, 2008, 07:21 PM
My Ethernet adaptor, extra power supply and superdrive have now moved to 'prepared for shipment'. The MBA itself and the micro DVI to video adaptor are still 'Not yet shipped' though.

pjmckay
Jan 31, 2008, 09:30 PM
Still Not yet shipped :(

anarchron
Jan 31, 2008, 11:59 PM
Yet again, we Aussie get shafted in stock preference of MacBook Airs.

andyokay
Feb 1, 2008, 01:19 AM
Ordered January 21 (about four hours after my VAIO TX17 was confirmed to be dead).

1.8GHz, 80GB HDD.

Shipping Tuesday Feb 12th, delivered by Monday Feb 18th.

I'm really, really hoping it gets to Adelaide before the weekend (on the 15th). If it doesn't, I have to redirect shipping to ACT.

Since the accessories were also meant to be shipped on Feb 12th (they were shipped today, are in Sydney at the moment, and should arrive by Monday), I'm hoping that they ship my MBA before the 12th, so that it comes by the 15th.

Anyone else think that is likely?

andyokay
Feb 1, 2008, 01:20 AM
My Ethernet adaptor, extra power supply and superdrive have now moved to 'prepared for shipment'. The MBA itself and the micro DVI to video adaptor are still 'Not yet shipped' though.

Did you buy an additional Micro DVI to video adapter?
I think one is included with the MBA, in the box.

At least I hope it is. Otherwise I have some more shopping to do :confused:

hangonesolo
Feb 1, 2008, 06:38 AM
Nice to see a thread lookin out for all those Skips out there :)

I ordered the 1.8Ghz/80GB (just couldn't quite justify the extra cash for the SSD), along with a whole lot of other things (decided to step into the wonderful world of technology and get myself an iPod, as well as a copy of Office 2008). The shipping date is 15th Feb, delivery by 19th, and that's really coz the copy of Office will take a week longer according to Apple.com.

Needless to say, I've been obsessing about my soon-to-be new laptop.

...Hope I'm not alone ;)

lstoll
Feb 2, 2008, 09:06 AM
Did you buy an additional Micro DVI to video adapter?
I think one is included with the MBA, in the box.

At least I hope it is. Otherwise I have some more shopping to do :confused:

It includes a microdvi-vga and microdvi-dvi adapter, but the microdvi-video adapter (to connect it to a TV) is an optional extra.

davricho
Feb 3, 2008, 03:35 AM
1.6/80g ordered about 6 hours after keynote. Ships by 07/02 delivered by 11/02

Just checked again and now showing "Prepared for shipment"!!! Wasn't showing this earlier this afternoon, so must have only changed in the last couple of hours!!! The delivered by date now also has changed to 13/02 (was 11/02).

andyokay
Feb 3, 2008, 04:04 AM
Just checked again and now showing "Prepared for shipment"!!! Wasn't showing this earlier this afternoon, so must have only changed in the last couple of hours!!! The delivered by date now also has changed to 13/02 (was 11/02).

That's odd.
On one hand, I'm really excited that yours is prepared for shipment earlier than usual - hopefully it will ship tomorrow. I'm hoping that mine will also ship a bit earlier than predicted (12/02), so that I don't have to redirect shipment interstate.

On the other hand, the delivered by date jumping to the 13th is a bit worrying. :(

Why do you think it's actually moved forward to the 13th, when it could possibly ship as early as the 4th (tomorrow)?

davricho
Feb 3, 2008, 04:11 AM
That's odd.
On one hand, I'm really excited that yours is prepared for shipment earlier than usual - hopefully it will ship tomorrow. I'm hoping that mine will also ship a bit earlier than predicted (12/02), so that I don't have to redirect shipment interstate.

On the other hand, the delivered by date jumping to the 13th is a bit worrying. :(

Why do you think it's actually moved forward to the 13th, when it could possibly ship as early as the 4th (tomorrow)?

Not sure, although others ship and deliver dates have been that distance apart e.g.:
"lstoll - MBA 1.8/2GB/80GB-AUS Ships by: 08/02/2008 Delivers by: 14/02/2008".

My original order was only showing 4 days between ship by and delivered by dates (with a weekend in between) which was probably unrealistic for it to ship from China on a Thursday and arrive (in Brisbane) on the Monday, so maybe the 6 day figure is just Apple being a bit more conservative/realistic. I'm hoping it ships Monday so that I might get it before the end of the week. Fingers crossed!

anarchron
Feb 3, 2008, 05:08 AM
I wonder when will the retail stores start to receive stock.

lstoll
Feb 3, 2008, 11:15 PM
Hmm... all my accessories arrived this morning... but the laptop itself still has't hit prepared for shipment, still says ship on the 8th, arrive on the 14th. Hopefully not too much longer! At least I have a superdrive, ethernet adaptor, microdvi-video and power supply to play with.

Not quite the same though ;)

uber gorilla
Feb 3, 2008, 11:32 PM
Yo Istoll, the whole drip-feed of ordered products is a double-edged sword. I opted against that, choosing instead to have Apple hold all my products together until all were ready for shipment. But I ordered Office 2008 at the same time and it's shipment ("3-4 weeks" estimated) means that it's holding back my MBA, iPod and a few other goodies that I can't wait to get my greasy paws on!

pjmckay
Feb 4, 2008, 01:08 AM
Just checked again and now showing "Prepared for shipment"!!! Wasn't showing this earlier this afternoon, so must have only changed in the last couple of hours!!! The delivered by date now also has changed to 13/02 (was 11/02).

The exact same thing happened to me - so not sure if I should get excited or try and stay calm...:confused:

andyokay
Feb 4, 2008, 01:13 AM
My accessories arrived this morning also.

I want my MBA, already!
Can people let me know if any prepared/shipment/delivered by dates change? If apple is delivering them earlier than tracking suggests for other people, then hopefully the same will happen for me. I'm keen to plan whether I need to redirect shipment.

richard.mac
Feb 4, 2008, 01:20 AM
next byte is selling them. they also do edu discounts.

davricho
Feb 4, 2008, 03:38 AM
Finally shipped!!!!!!!!

Mus have only just changed cause I checked it 15 mins ago and it was still "Prepared for Shipment".

Shipped on: Feb 4, 2008 via TNT INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS - AP

pjmckay
Feb 4, 2008, 04:02 AM
Now I'm excited:

Shipped on: 04/02/2008 via TNT INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS - AP
Delivers by: 07/02/2008
WOO HOO can't wait 'til Thursday!
:p:D:p:D

davricho
Feb 4, 2008, 05:03 AM
Yo Istoll, the whole drip-feed of ordered products is a double-edged sword. I opted against that, choosing instead to have Apple hold all my products together until all were ready for shipment. But I ordered Office 2008 at the same time and it's shipment ("3-4 weeks" estimated) means that it's holding back my MBA, iPod and a few other goodies that I can't wait to get my greasy paws on!

I'm surprised that Office 2008 is holding it up. I ordered a copy today and it's already shipped to be delivered tomorrow.

applestew
Feb 4, 2008, 05:19 AM
Finally shipped!!!!!!!!

Mus have only just changed cause I checked it 15 mins ago and it was still "Prepared for Shipment".

Shipped on: Feb 4, 2008 via TNT INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS - AP

Hi! Mine is shipped on 3rd feb via TNT too. I'm in Singapore. Are you getting any tracking updates on TNT's site? Mine still says "not found"!

uber gorilla
Feb 4, 2008, 05:52 AM
I'm surprised that Office 2008 is holding it up. I ordered a copy today and it's already shipped to be delivered tomorrow.

Hmm, well that was my theory anyways... dunno what it might be...


...Unless...Steve Jobs himself knows that I've never been a Mac user before (yes, I'm making "the switch", and rather stylishly too!) and therefore he's punishing me by making me wait painfully long. ;)

andyokay
Feb 4, 2008, 06:36 AM
Finally shipped!!!!!!!!

Mus have only just changed cause I checked it 15 mins ago and it was still "Prepared for Shipment".

Shipped on: Feb 4, 2008 via TNT INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS - AP

Does your delivery date change to the 7th, also?
Just interested, because 3 days seems mighty fast!

davricho
Feb 4, 2008, 03:38 PM
Does your delivery date change to the 7th, also?
Just interested, because 3 days seems mighty fast!

Yep, delivery 07/02.

lstoll
Feb 4, 2008, 05:24 PM
Mine has finally hit prepared for shipment (CTO 1.8/80gb)!

Looking forward to having a laptop to go with my accessories.

andyokay
Feb 5, 2008, 12:57 AM
A curse on you all!

(Unless, of course, mine ships between the 8th and the 11th... In which case my insane jealousy will be eased...)

uber gorilla
Feb 5, 2008, 02:11 AM
My sympathies, Andyokay....

Looks like Apple has finally debited my account (unless "the Mob" has taken revenge by hacking into my bank account :O ), but the status is still displayed as "Not Yet Shipped". I thought Apple only debited the account once the order had shipped. Hmmm. And STILL I play the waiting game. :(

Anyways, a curse* on you all (excl. Andyokay)



*Disclaimer: Not a real curse.

uber gorilla
Feb 5, 2008, 02:15 AM
Sorry, I haven't been following this thread as closely as I should, but I just have a small query.

Has anybody's shipping date been shifted to a date EARLIER than originally estimated by Apple when ordering the MBA?

Scarlet Fever
Feb 5, 2008, 02:43 AM
Streetwise in Melbourne is supposed to be getting stock tomorrow (Wednesday).

andyokay
Feb 5, 2008, 03:01 AM
Sorry, I haven't been following this thread as closely as I should, but I just have a small query.

Has anybody's shipping date been shifted to a date EARLIER than originally estimated by Apple when ordering the MBA?

Sure thing.
Davricho, Pjmckay and Istoll have had their MBA's shipped earlier than the Apple estimates.

They haven't received them yet, but both the shipment and delivery dates shifted earlier - around three days earlier. This has been common for MBA orders in other countries also.

Fingers crossed the same thing happens for the rest of us that didn't order so close to the keynote!

davricho
Feb 5, 2008, 03:27 AM
No further updates from TNT yet other than below, but on some other forums people have confirmation that some are in Australia possibly to be delivered tomorrow!

Date Time Location Status
04 Feb 2008 20:26 Shanghai Shipped From Originating Depot
04 Feb 2008 20:19 Shanghai Consignment Received At Transit Point
04 Feb 2008 10:35 Shanghai Consignment Picked Up

uber gorilla
Feb 5, 2008, 04:32 AM
Thanks, andyokay.

Well, I ordered mine on the 17th, so only a day or so after the Keynote (I coulda jumped in and ordered it in the wee small hours of the morning, after watching it live on this website here, but needed time to mull it over...I might be on the whole quite careless with my money, but this was a relatively big investment). Hopefully I'll get my shipment/delivery bumped forward as well. It's been customised slightly (1.8 processor, standard 80 harddisk), so that might factor into slowing the ship/deliv.

Ultimately, I guess I only really need it in time for uni (3rd March)...but since I'm making "the switch" I'd love a few weeks just to play around and become accustomed to Mac OS X amongst other things.

Only time will tell. :)

andyokay
Feb 5, 2008, 04:54 AM
Mine has finally hit prepared for shipment (CTO 1.8/80gb)!

Looking forward to having a laptop to go with my accessories.

Yo Istoll, has your MBA shipped yet?
I ask because I ordered the same config (1.8/80GB), though a couple of days after you.

andyokay
Feb 5, 2008, 03:36 PM
All curses officially revoked.

Early this morning (while I was dreaming of thin, lightweight, aluminum thoughts) got an email - MBA has been shipped!

(Shipped 5/02, Delivers by 11/02)

That was following an original Apple estimate of Ship on 12/02, and deliver by 18/02 (I ordered on the 21st - 1.8 gHZ with 80 GB HDD).

SAH-WEEEEEEEEEEEEET.

------------------------

Though, tracking website shows:


consignment reference dest pick up date status
535742435 Not Found


Which is worrying...
Also, for those wondering, I didn't get a "prepared for shipment" notification yesterday.
Thoughts?

davricho
Feb 5, 2008, 03:52 PM
All curses officially revoked.


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Though, tracking website shows:


consignment reference dest pick up date status
535742435 Not Found


Which is worrying...
Also, for those wondering, I didn't get a "prepared for shipment" notification yesterday.
Thoughts?

Yeah, the tracking website didn't show anything for me until the day after I got the shipment notification.

lstoll
Feb 5, 2008, 09:39 PM
Yo Istoll, has your MBA shipped yet?
I ask because I ordered the same config (1.8/80GB), though a couple of days after you.

Yup sure has!

05 Feb 2008 20:32 Shanghai Shipped From Originating Depot
05 Feb 2008 20:22 Shanghai Consignment Received At Transit Point
05 Feb 2008 10:10 Shanghai Consignment Picked Up

So its somewhere in between China and Australia at the moment. I'm hoping for it to arrive in my hands at about 8.30am tomorrow. (I work in Ultimo, which is a few suburbs from the TNT depot at Sydney Airport where pretty much everything arrives - so I skip the extra day of getting it around Australia).

Linc.

uber gorilla
Feb 5, 2008, 10:54 PM
Hmm, sounds like most of you lucky bums have your laptops either delivered or on their way...

Meanwhile, nothing different from Apple for me ("not yet shipped"), even though I ordered it earlier than some of you (17th Jan) and they've taken the cash outta my account. Wonder what the mofos are waiting for...

davricho
Feb 6, 2008, 02:24 AM
Out of customs, so should receive tomorrow!

Date Time Location Status
06 Feb 2008 14:23 Sydney Consignment Received At Transit Point
06 Feb 2008 13:57 Sydney Released From Customs
04 Feb 2008 20:26 Shanghai Shipped From Originating Depot
04 Feb 2008 20:19 Shanghai Consignment Received At Transit Point
04 Feb 2008 10:35 Shanghai Consignment Picked Up

davricho
Feb 7, 2008, 03:36 AM
Arrived today! Even though to TNT tracking didn't update at all to say it was out for delivery (and TNT staffmember on the phone told me it wouldn't get delivered till Friday). Here's a few pics:

lstoll
Feb 7, 2008, 11:57 PM
My 1.8/80 arrived today.. had a few issues reinstalling leopard on it it, but all up and running well now!

Few pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lstoll/sets/72157603866771274/

redbma
Feb 8, 2008, 07:38 AM
My 1.8/64SSD arrived Friday morning (8/2/08). Ordered it right after keynote.

Beautiful machine but have noticed drive capacity is shown as 55.58GB which after you take-out about 20GB for OSX and base installed items doesnt leave a whole lot of room.

DeanCorp
Feb 11, 2008, 06:14 AM
I am still waiting on mine - 1.8/80. Sch Del Date: 13.02.08. Placed order 18.01.08.

I am so jealous of all you early MBA owners.

Hopefully the Est. Delivery Date is accurate.

DeanCorp

andyokay
Feb 11, 2008, 07:24 AM
Arrived this morning (ordered 21st January) 1.8/80GB.

Oh. My. Gawwwwwwww.

So thin. Words. Fail. Explain.

All doubts I had about this comp are immediately gone. You just don't expect it to be this thin and light. It certainly feels about three times lighter than a Macbook; despite what the numbers are. It's like when I got my nano just after it came out. I kept forgetting how thin it was.

I just hope I don't run into battery issues (which are less common than they appear on the forum, I'm guessing. So far seems fine).

1.8 seems very speedy - there was WAY too much whining about how "slow" the Air is. Lots of Safari windows, about five large bitorrent files downloading, a streaming divx movie and high speed file transfer (importing music/pics/files etc) were all going at once, with no lag. Expose and Spaces worked smoothly as ever.

Note to those expecting: don't worry about the speed of the MBA. The fears of others are irrational. This thing runs GREAT.

Will post pics/videos later, though I think there are plenty up for people to see already :)

DeanCorp
Feb 13, 2008, 03:49 AM
Still waiting on mine! How are you guys enjoying your MBA's?

DeanCorp

uber gorilla
Feb 13, 2008, 05:44 AM
Still waiting on mine! How are you guys enjoying your MBA's?

DeanCorp

Hmm, my initial response was one of a little deflation, actually. Don't get me wrong, I really am enjoying my new MBA (and it represents my long-delayed switch to Mac after years of PC hell...), it's just that I think reading so much hype and awe about it on the web (eg. this forum!) created pretty big expectations and fears.

In the end, the expectations fell kinda flat. The laptop itself isn't as thin as I thought, nor as light in terms of weight. The screen is bigger than I'm accustomed to, and I love the glossy display. Sometimes the laptop itself feels a bit too fiddly for my liking... I'm a tidiness freak, and am anally careful with delicate things, so this laptop has me paranoid every time I pick it up. Still, you mightn't be like me in this respect, so it shouldn't be a problem for you.

In terms of fears, these were SO overrated. You probably know about people kicking up a fuss about fan-noise, heat and even the wobbly feet of the laptop. The fan is really quiet, and only gets excited if there's a lot of action going on (as with ANY computer), the heat is nothing compared to my older laptop (a crusty old Toshiba) and the wobbly feet...well, it really comes down to the table, since on the desk in my bedroom the front left foot isn't completely flat on the table, and even then I only notice it if I push down on that part of the laptop. Whereas, I took the MBA to work to show the colleagues (hey, this thing just begs to be flaunted!) and placing it on a glass-top table didn't cause any wobbles.

So, prepare to maybe feel a bit "meh" about the MBA when you receive it. But also prepare to be surprised, since it's really a nice little piece of engineering, looks snazzy, and operates relatively fast if your needs are simple. As a university student, it works wonders for me.

Let us know your impressions when you receive yours!

mrklaw
Feb 13, 2008, 06:19 AM
my response to seeing one in an apple store was the same as yours. Its not *that* thin or *that* light. Perhaps its because I've never owned a macbook or MBP. so in the store I was comparign both to my ancient dell behemoth so both seemed light and thin? Maybe for existing macbook owners the difference is more apparant?

still, its sitting here on my desk having just been updated to 10.5.2, and its a very very nice machine. I justneed it for basic stuff and so why not have it as light and thin as possible? plus i spent about 30 minutes in theapple store just browsing the web, and the gestures alone makes this worth it to me.

DeanCorp
Feb 20, 2008, 06:41 AM
I get mine tomorrow!

Can't wait.

Should I buy a superdrive? Or just use Remote disk?

Cheers!

DeanCorp