does the mba have speakers built in?

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    bluedoggiant

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    well does it? and why is there to mics on it? one on each side of the cam.
     
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    not positive but i think one of those "mics" is the mono speaker.
     
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    I haven't seen any either and have been giving more than a once over to the website pics.
     
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    thats um, sad
     
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    Yeah...i know it has a mono speaker only, but I'm not sure if that's where it is/how small it is
     
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    ahhh, man. You have got to be kidding me? :eek:
     
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    I would find it weird to have a speaker that close to a mic. If that is indeed the speaker, then I'm interested in knowing if there are any echo effects.
     
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    just to confirm a post above, there is a mono speaker listed in the tech specs.
     

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    There's no way that small thing could be the mono speaker, it's most likely internal.

    I'm shocked that it's mono in the first place... We're in the age of surround sound and they go back a few decades to mono.
     
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    Nah can't be mono speakers..Apple never makes compromises to make things smaller!

    They just underclock everything they can so that it won't overheat in a smaller case.
     
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    I'm pretty confident that there are NO speakers built in to the MBA. Pretty sad if you ask me considering music is a large part of Apple's being...

    All the diff iPods that started a MP3 player revolution.
     
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    Considering that both Apple's website and several people above you have confirmed that it does indeed have a built in mono speaker, I'd like to applaud your effort and/or reading comprehension.

    Bravo good sir.
     
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    there is definitely a speaker... i read somewhere it is under one side of the keyboard and sound comes out through the keys.
     
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    That's a really good question.
     
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    the speaker is under the keyboard, not above the screen. Think ibook or powerbook 12"
     
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    I think that those two things are perhaps part of the speaker setup...maybe combined with mics?
     
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    L O LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
     
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    I'm surprised the MacBook Air only has a mono speaker. Didn't even the 12'' PowerBook have a surround sound speaker?
     
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    WHAT??? :eek: they make surround sound speakers now??? :confused: haha if only
     
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    From Engadget:

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/15/macbook-air-plenty-more-details/

    So I guess it's just behind the keyboard and seeps out between the keys..?

    Just for system prompts and some voice, I suppose. Definitely not for music, but most ultraportables are this way.
     
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    One is probably a mic and the other is probably an ambient light sensor.
     
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    then what would that other whole be for?
     
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    If you meant the other 'hole' then my guess is that it's like the other iSight's in the other models, one hole is the mic and the other is status light or as someone else mentioned, an ambient light sensor
     
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    it cant be the light, the light is right next to the actual cam, im gonna check out the mba page, if the mba doesnt have reasonable quality, like around mb quality (can be worse, but not from a laser small hole), then an mba is a no buy for me
     
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    Yeah its the green light that comes on when you're using the iSight in Photo Booth or iChat.
    And surely you have enough toys by now ;)
     

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