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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:44 PM   #726
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Just enjoy what you have. It could be worse, this could be 1998 and you could be using a Dell.
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 04:53 PM   #727
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Old Sep 16, 2011, 05:23 PM   #728
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Exactly. Got my 13" 2011 model and it has the Toshiba SSD. Everything loads instantly or just about. It's fine.

Benchmarks make things look out of proportion. Example: Numbers is a 200 MB app. The Toshiba SSD reads 200MB per second. So loading it will take 1 second, versus 0.8 seconds with the samsung that's 20% faster. Can you tell the difference between 2 tenths of a second in normal everyday use? No.

And once something is loaded to memory, the point is moot anyway. So on the second time you launch Numbers, it will load the same on both anyway.

Just enjoy what you have. It could be worse, this could be 1998 and you could be using a Dell.
I have quite a bit of experience with mbas now that I exchanged 6 of them (3toshibas 3 samsugs ssds) and I can easily say that toshibas actually boot 1-2secs faster and they close a second faster than samsung ssds. This was very consistent between all units. Also launching big apps like photobooth or office was slightly faster on toshiba drives(although very hard to notice, you have to have them side by side). Now I never tried copying large files so maybe samsung is faster there. Feel free to go to an apple store and try it yourself side by side. Those reviews at anandtech and other places are kind of misleading. I think day to day operations like faster booting is much more important than faster large file copying which I personally do very rarely. just my 2 cents
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 09:24 AM   #729
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LG-Phillips display.
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The display itself looks just fine if you ask me.

It is however still going back because I find the display hinges way to loose. Does anybody else experience that?
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 09:34 AM   #730
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It is however still going back because I find the display hinges way to loose. Does anybody else experience that?
Mine is solid as a rock after nearly 2 months. I'd take it back.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 09:50 AM   #731
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Mine is solid as a rock after nearly 2 months. I'd take it back.
I am. As a matter of fact the 'returning it to Apple process' has already been initiated.

It's not that the hinges are super loose. The screen will not close if you hold the keyboard part of the body at a 90 vertical angle. But I have played with a couple of other 13" MBA's and their hinges were all, like you put it, rock solid.

Sturdy hinges make a world of difference. They make the entire machine feel much more solid.
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 10:34 AM   #732
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 11:01 AM   #733
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Samsung SSD and LG-Philips Display. Lovin' this laptop!
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Old Sep 17, 2011, 11:21 AM   #734
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Old Sep 18, 2011, 05:29 AM   #735
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Old Sep 18, 2011, 09:07 AM   #736
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 09:49 PM   #737
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I have quite a bit of experience with mbas now that I exchanged 6 of them (3toshibas 3 samsugs ssds) and I can easily say that toshibas actually boot 1-2secs faster and they close a second faster than samsung ssds. This was very consistent between all units. Also launching big apps like photobooth or office was slightly faster on toshiba drives(although very hard to notice, you have to have them side by side). Now I never tried copying large files so maybe samsung is faster there. Feel free to go to an apple store and try it yourself side by side. Those reviews at anandtech and other places are kind of misleading. I think day to day operations like faster booting is much more important than faster large file copying which I personally do very rarely. just my 2 cents
But what about the panels? Did you get to compare any LG vs Samsung panels? If so, how did they compare? I heard there may be a difference in viewing angles or something else?
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 01:01 AM   #738
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But what about the panels? Did you get to compare any LG vs Samsung panels? If so, how did they compare? I heard there may be a difference in viewing angles or something else?
I had 4 LGs and 2 Samsungs. I didn't notice any significant difference between them as far as viewing angles were concerned however LGs looked slightly washed out whereas Samsungs looked more vibrant. At the end I prefer Samsung panel.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 08:47 AM   #739
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 09:09 PM   #740
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bought in Fairview Apple Store.


Surprisingly my LG display does not exhibit the washed out colours@100% brightness that I saw in the other LG display on 11.6" MBA in the Apple Store.

So mine is a good LG display with great blacks but I have to admit the vertical viewing angle is not that great. Not sure if the Samsung one is better?


Ditto.. purchased today same machine spec from same location. Hmm.. how to check the washed out look?
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 10:05 PM   #741
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Just got my 13" base from MacConnection. The 13" base is always going out of stock so I'm pretty sure it's fresh from the factory.

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Old Sep 23, 2011, 02:30 AM   #742
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:31 AM   #743
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I have just bought an i7 11 inch and it has the toshiba ssd and a LG panel.

i am most disappointed

I bought at macmall.

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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:31 AM   #744
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 07:51 AM   #745
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 08:24 AM   #746
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 10:35 AM   #747
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 03:37 PM   #748
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So the SM is Samsung on the SSD... which display is this? Mine looks fine to me. It has a very slight yellow tint compared to the display on my 17" MacBook Pro, but so did the display on my old 2010 11" that I sold a few months back. But other than that, it's a gorgeous display. Every bit as good as my MBP.

I got mine at the Apple Store in Woodland Hills not quite two weeks ago.

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Old Sep 26, 2011, 03:54 PM   #749
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Am I the only one here who is going crazy coz of the people posting here model number of the LCD and asking which one is it ?

There's only *****ng two brands!
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 06:34 PM   #750
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