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Old Jul 3, 2013, 11:59 AM   #1
hakr100
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A few observations about my new MBA 13...

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?

Anywhere, so far, so good. Got the I7 CPU with 8 GB of ram and 256 GB of flash storage.
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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It's a dual microphone. Used to improve noice cancellation / filtering.
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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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?
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.

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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
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