Just opened my MBA...not good

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just rushed home on my lunch break to take delivery of my new MBA. Opened it up...georgeous. Exactly how I thought it would be. Even better! Look a little closer. Dammit. Ding front and center on the palm rest. It actually moved part of the finish because if you run your fingers over it you can feel a bump. Called Apple and they seem to be taking care of me. They said I can swap out at my local store. So bitter sweet. Looks awesome though.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Dang that sucks! Well hey atleast you get to play with it at home till their in stores. Then you get a nice new one!
     
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    Much Ado

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    Unlucky with the model, but I'm glad it looks as good as expected. Enjoy, once you've got it that is :)
     
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    island

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    Any pictures? Curious on how this will hold up against bumps and bangs, you know... ;P
     
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    Yeah, I'm back at work now (posting on iPhone) but I'll post pics later tonight. The ding isn't a huge deal. But def not something you want to pay $2k for. If it was on the bottom I probably wouldn't even bother swapping it out. But that thing will driveme nuts if I don't get it taken care of.

    Finish feels exactly the same as a MBP and those seem pretty resilliant.
     
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    skyrider007

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    Why are you referring an MBA as "ultraportable MBP"? They're two completely different products!
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    lol you're so behind. Read my old posts haha.
     
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    yar...I was only talking about the resilliancy of the MBP VS the MBA. The MBA feels very solid and the finish seems identical. I should have been more precise.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    When you store it in a manilla envelope, be sure to write "Photos: Do not bend". Then it will be fine.
     
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    skyrider007

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    ive been extremely busy with my revision for criminology exam tomorrow! this must be a reason for why i'm being bitchy on this forum recently, i must apologise ~ lol.

    anyway if you've got the cash, why not if it brings you joy. i'd pay 3 grand not to do my exam and get a first, lol.
     

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