New 2011 MBA Hinge

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

  1. macrumors 68000

    ghsNick

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    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

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    Oct 23, 2010
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    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

    IngerMan

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    Buffalo, NY.
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    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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