3 Day Old MBA Exchange?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by karkid, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. karkid macrumors member

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    will apple let me exchange my MBA i bought the base 13 inch version 3 days ago but with stores now having the 4G ram versions i want to upgrade

    will they charge me restocking fee??
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    In most cases yes, refer to the policy on your receipt. You can try kindly asking the manager of the store to waive the re-stocking fee. Tell us how it goes, good luck!
     
  3. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    Ask politely, I asked on the phone before going and there was no problem. Just exchanged it, no restocking fee.
     
  4. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I want to ask you, if I may, did you run into problems with your 2 GB RAM MBA (running certain apps)? or you just want the 4 GB model regardless? I would appreciate it if you could kindly share your experience.
     
  5. karkid thread starter macrumors member

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    no problems 2gb is blazin fast but im scared it won't run windows 7 well
     
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I think a lot of people are in the same situation: getting the 4GB model for the peace of mind; instead of actually experienced serious speed issue. I think it would be great if someone could try it and see how the stock 2GB model handle Windows 7 as a VM. Who knows, may be it's not that bad after all?

    EDIT: found such a video, and the result is not bad at all. To those that think 4GB is a "must have" for VM W7, I'm not sure that's a convincing reason after seeing this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olmTB4Y8ojU
     
  7. aimfire macrumors regular

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    Was in same situation as you - bought the stock 11" MBA, then wanted to exchange it 3 days later for the "ultimate" config. Not a problem at all, and they did NOT charge me a restock fee! :)
     
  8. noodles5666 macrumors regular

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    Just did the same today, asked to speak with a manager and get the restock waived as I was told they would not be carrying the 4GB in stock.
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'd be skeptical of a single demo. Windows 7 really benefits from more than 1GB of RAM.
     
  10. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    I think the part of the equation people are not seeing is the fact the solid state storage that is used as a swap file. I have tried numerous times to beachball my 13" 1.8/2/256 model and with 60 safari tabs, youtube playing, iMovie playing, iPhoto, iWork's all open, iTunes playing a podcast.. it simply doesn't bog down. The damn thing is freaky how well it continues to multitask when the activity monitor shows less than 10mb of free ram.

    Watching the activity monitor on disk usage it would appear to me that it's using 6gig eSATA connector vs a 3gig eSATA controller.

    Bottom line until I can beachball or stall this thing out I'm not going to bother upgrading the ram. In a year or two when they bump the CPU or GPU I'll upgrade anyhow. IMO the CPU has once again become the bottleneck on the MBA, not the Ram or SS storage.
     
  11. karkid thread starter macrumors member

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    walked in with the base 13... walked out with the maxed out 13... now wondering if at 2000 this was a good buy or i should pick up a i7 15" off a local classified add for the same price
     
  12. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Never mind the price, is your maxed-out MBA a lot faster than the stock?
     

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