New 2011 MBA Hinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ghsNick, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68010


    May 25, 2010
    How is the hinge on the new MBA compared to previous versions?

    I have the new 11" MBA...but I've read about problems with previous hinges.

    Is it better or worse now? (I'm assuming better)
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    It's rock solid (ever since the late 2010 update). I had a late 2008 MacBook Air and had to have the hinge tightened after a year. I don't think that will be necessary with the 2011. The hinge design is completely different.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    Buffalo, NY.
    It's fine unless you add the weight of a hard cover to it. At least that is what I found for myself. With my perforated hard cover, it is a little flimsy.

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