A few observations about my new MBA 13...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hakr100, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    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.
  2. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013
    It's a dual microphone. Used to improve noice cancellation / filtering.
  3. macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2013
    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 can´t confirm this, just my beliefs. :p

    Nice, Great piece of hardware, Enjoy it :)

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