Any MBA teething problems?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by The Grood, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. The Grood macrumors regular

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    I rushed out and bought one of the first Macbooks 2 years ago and it's not been a great experience. I'm on my 3rd battery and second hard drive (all data lost), it's very yellow and still moos a bit...

    The MBA is the natural successor, but as I've been so badly let down by an early MacBook, I want to avoid the same expensive mistake with an early MBA.

    So the questions are:

    1: What annoying MBA teething problems have been reported so far?
    2: Based on past experience how long before apple sorts them out and makes it 'safe' to go and get one (1 month, 6 months?)

    Need to replace the Macbook urgently, but don't want to end up with another lemon. So any help much appreciated.
     
  2. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    There have been a few news articles and blogs which have noted problems:

    http://www.computerworld.com/action...cleBasic&articleId=9060678&source=rss_topic66

    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Apple-Disappoints-with-MacBook-Air-91470

    And if you search around, there are some user complaints, such as:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=431669&highlight=macbook+air+happy

    But, most users are very happy with it, so far giving it an 8.36 out of 10, calculated with:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=430164

    I'm personally waiting for the 2nd Gen MBA for several reasons, including your worries about early adoption, plus price drops, and others highlighted in this article:

    http://blogs.computerworld.com/macbook_air_reccomendation_wait

    If you only read one of the links, make it the last one. It was a well argued point to wait on the MBA.

    Hope this helps,

    Ado
     
  3. The Grood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very helpful thanks.

    Maybe I'll wait 6 months.
     
  4. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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