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  1. M

    Probably a really stupid question....how to see what is in the "other" storage?

    Was looking at how much storage is being used on my base M1 MBA, and there is a section in the storage graph listed as "other", how do I find out what that is? Clicking on manage, then shows me this, but it can't be clicked on to do anything with it?
  2. S

    New Macbook Air wobbles

    Hello Everyone! I've bought brand new Macbook Air M1 a week ago, and during this period started noticing that bottom right corner of my MBA on some surfaces like tables or floor doesn't stick to them. It's lifted up by 1-2mm(depends on surface, open or closed lid is). And it leads to wobbling...
  3. D

    MacBook Air M1 2020 - Shipping Weight/Box Dimensions

    Hello, I've searched the forums but I could not find the answer, so my apologies in advance if this has already been asked. Can someone please share the shipping weight and outer box (brown packaging) dimensions? I'm planning on using a re-shipping service and I would like to know what the new...
  4. njek

    To buy or not to buy (base model)?

    Hey folks, I'm after a bit of advice re whether or not to buy a base model MacBook Air. My story is that I've had a couple of MacBook Pros over the last 9.5yrs (Early 2011 MBP 320GB HDD 4GB RAM and Late 2013 rMBP 128GB SSD 4GB RAM). I'm in education, so can get the 3yr warranties for any Macs...
  5. Blue_Leader

    Upgrading MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 SSD - Looking for advice

    Hey everybody, I was just wondering if anybody could give me advice on suitable SSDs to purchase to upgrade the storage in my MBA 11" 2015. Ideally I'm looking for a 800GB - 120GB drive, anything in that range is fine, ideally I'm looking for the most affordable option. If location affects...
  6. Tyrian Cedar

    The golden SD card format/partitioning on MBA for video editing + backups + storage

    Is the below current Format / Partitioning scheme I have on my SD card that is permanently be attached to my MBA 2013 'good enough', or what commands should one do to get it to stay mounted and high-performing ? /dev/disk2 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0...
  7. C

    SSD differences 2013, 2015, 2017

    Hi, are there any differences between the ssd in a 2015 MBA and a 2017 MBA? In my opinion, they should be the same. But I found an offer on eBay, who offers an a new SSD for the mid 2013 - 2015 Model. The ssd does only have unter 100 Hours of working time.
  8. iMacedonian

    MBA 2020 i5 512 GB SSD vs Base MBP 2020 i5 256 SSD

    As the title suggests, since these two are the same price, would it be a better choice to get the MBA 2020 with 512 SSD storage and 10th gen i5 vs the 8th gen i5 on the base model MBP with 256 SSD that has better screen and cooling mechanism? What would you do?
  9. ctjack

    Macbook Air has 500+ nits under Bootcamp Windows

    According to this MB Air 2020 can give more than 500 nits of brightness under Windows OS without losing color accuracy. Just FYI.
  10. B

    Need help deciding a laptop

    I am deciding whether to get the 2020 13 inch Macbook Pro i5/16gb/256 or the 2020 13 inch Macbook Air i5/16gb/256. Looking to move on from my windows dell xps 13. I will be doing accounting work for my career so I will frequently be using email, adobe, mail, excel and word. I don't usually edit...
  11. F

    MBP VS MBA

    Hey there! I'm a graphic designer, I do all my work on my iMac. But I want to buy an MBP/MBA where I can do "soft work" (Illustrator/Photoshop basic stuff), I'm confused if I should buy the new MBP 13 entry line or the MBA with i5. MBP, where I live, is 1 529,00 € and the MBA i5 is 1 279,00 €...
  12. Carl Jón Denbow

    MacBook Air Late 2010, with Snow Leopard & WinXP Bootcamp, upgrade possibilities

    I've just installed snow leopard on a Late 2010 MBA with 4 gig RAM. I did this so that I could install WinXP in Bootcamp. Now my question: what's the newest OS that I can update to that will preserve my WinXP bootcamp? Thanks for any information you can provide. -- Carl
  13. M

    How new macOS can I go with a MBA mid '11?

    Currently running El Capitan. Maximum supported is High Sierra, but I can't seem to find experience threads with OS' newer than that. Anyone with experience as to performance with High Sierra or newer unsupported OS, willing to share would be greatly appreciated :) Specs: MacBook Air (11"...
  14. G

    MBA i5 or i7?

    I wonder what the differences are between the i5 and the i7 CPU in the new macbook air. 1.1ghz with 3.5ghz boost Vs 1.2 with 3.8ghz boost. Are those numbers the only difference? Or does the i7 have more threads or other benefits? Other question: What is the model number on the Iris Plus...
  15. mirceac

    Resolved I've manually soldered the LCD connector on a MBA 2017, AMA

    So I've got the innards of a MBA 2017, that is logic board and the I/O board, fully corroded with apple juice, because Germany ;), and a bit roughly removed. The LCD connector had the typical burn around the LCD backlight pins. Me, an almost 60yro, no special tools and skills, managed to...
  16. M

    Best place to buy a refurbished macbook air?

    Hello! So I'm in the market for a new computer for doing recording work (voiceover, singing, etc.) and was recommended the macbook air because it's quiet and can be kept right in the booth with the microphone. I think I need one of the older models because my equipment uses the regular usb...
  17. Manzana

    Time Machine over WiFi - Backup Failed

    I have a Mac Pro 5,1 running Mojave 10.14.6 connected over ethernet that I'm using to share a disk for my two laptops to use as Time Capsule. My 11" MBA (2015) running Mojave 10.14.6 - no problem. I pointed time machine to the shared disk and in less than 12 hours it completed a sparsebundle...
  18. P

    MBA 2017 won't boot up

    Hi, a few days ago my spouse's MBA started showing problems, at first it wouldn't turn on at all, showing an orange indicator on the MagSafe charger. After resetting the SMC a couple times and letting it sit or a long time charging it booted up. It showed the regular login screen but it...
  19. desperado777

    Battery dropped to 3h after SSD replace!

    I just replaced my mba 2014 with 1T SSD Samsung EVO, but battery life is dropping to only ~3 hr now! Any suggestions? What's the experience with other SSDs? Anyone with better battery life?
  20. Buadhai

    Remote MBA (2010) Battery Not Charging But Power Connected

    This is a remote 2010 MBA running Mavericks to which I connect via Chrome Remote Desktop or SSH. When I connected this morning I noticed the battery percentage was only 47%. The Menu Bar battery tool shows: When I logged in an hour later the battery was down to 42%. I know that I need to...