Mba Rev A Graphics Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gregsng, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi bros, any possibility to upgrade the onboard Intel graphics to Nvidia that are on the Rev C/D? If so, any recommendations where to do so in Singapore? Thanks all!!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    don't think so. i think it's permanently soldered right into the logic board.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it is possible unless you replace a logic board. If you replace the logic board, wouldn't it be better to get a refurb. rev. b or c, in terms of cost?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. Looks like got to sell the Rev A then. Playing Facebook games is a chore...choppy and graphics rather poor.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    Sell it and upgrade to a newer model. However, wait and see what new components are in the updated MBA. Many think it will be released between now and the third week of February. It could definitely either provide you with a better gaming experience, or could be a lot cheaper.

    Good luck.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Scottsdale! New one will cost more than double of what I paid for the Rev A.
     
  7. macrumors 601

    Scottsdale

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    LOL, well sorry, but there's no way to upgrade the GPU as the Nvidia GPU is part of the whole chipset. I thought you got that from the first two posts? If you want Nvidia, ugh? I guess you're stuck with Intel... We all get what we pay for, except with the MacBook Air. With the MBA we get less than what we paid for it at eight month launch intervals. MBA was $3099 for rev 1,1 at launch. MBA was $2499 for rev 2,1 (B) at launch. MBA was $1799 for rev 2,1 (C) at launch. With each improvement, at drop in price.
     

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