about using the usb port

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by haoqfu, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    have you ever found it is hard to plug the usb cable into the usb port without lifting up the air? everytime i want connect my iphone to it, i have to lift it up, which is really annoying.

    plus the short battery life and overheat bottom, i ended up returning it back to apple and get a macbook alu instead. what do you guys think about it?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Did you have a rev A or B?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    i had rev b, it's the top model, 1.83Ghz+128Gb SSD.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Once you have used the Air for a while it gets easy to plug things in without lifting it up to look at the port. The only problems I have are related to USB devices that are too fat to physically fit under the edge of the Air.

    Regardless, hopefully you will like the MB better.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks. btw, how is your battery life? for regular web browsing via wifi while listening to musics, it only gave me 3hrs on top. and it took me 3.5 - 4 hrs to full charge it, which is really ridiculous.

    however, i do like the screen a lot, much better than macbook alu.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Both the Rev A and my current Rev B are good for about 4 hours wifi surfing with music or sometimes light downloading going on in the background.

    When using a 3g USB WWAN card it drops down to about 3 hours.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    which usb 3g stick that nicely fit into the air? i have the huawei e220 and it's physical is not attractive and look sucks.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Sierra 595U is a charm
     

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  9. macrumors 68000

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    wow nice! too bad it's not available yet here.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Novatel u727
    Sierra Wireless Compass 597
    AT&T Quicksilver
    AT&T Mercury
     
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    I'm still using my AT&T USB 881B with my Air. It works well but is kinda bulky hanging off the side of the Air.
     

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