Best way to insure you get Samsung SSD and Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by salmemail, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. salmemail macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at buying my first MAC and based on what I read here I would like to insure I get a 13" air with the Samsung SSD and Display.

    Is there serial codes or part numbers on the box that make it easy or do we have to open the box and machine to find out?
     
  2. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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  3. trondah macrumors 6502

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    Recent tests have shown the Toshiba to be faster in some areas dude, don't be fooled by sequential transfer tests.
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No, there isn't. Buy one, use it, and enjoy it, it awesome no matter which brand component are inside.
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Or sacrifice a virgin to the Samsung component gods.
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I think the Apple store will kick me out after tow times exchanging.
     
  7. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    get Apple to drop their lawsuit against Samsung
     
  8. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    Go and look at their floor models, because they took the floor models off the same shipment that you would buy your MBA from. If the majority of them are Samsung then there is a good chance. Nothing is 100% though.
     
  9. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    Just don't worry about it. I have an LG display and it looks great.
     
  10. eba macrumors regular

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    Don't worry about it. These discussions are a complete waste of time.
     
  11. kpdillon macrumors member

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    I just went to 2 Apple stores and looked at both the 11" and 13". They all had Toshiba drives and LG displays. Since I could not find any with a samsung display, I checked some of the macbook pros out and was comparing. The macbook pros I was looking at had samsung displays.

    To be honest with you, I think the LG displays on the macbook airs look more vibrant and crisp.

    I have a macbook air with the LG display and I am very satisfied.
     
  12. MBABuyer macrumors regular

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    How do you know if you have samsung or toshiba parts in your mac?

    Here is a copied and pated form of the info about the SSD:

    APPLE SSD TS256C:

    Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
    Model: APPLE SSD TS256C
    Revision: CJAA0201
    Serial Number: 61JA41EJK6JK
     
  13. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Toshiba.
     
  14. MBABuyer macrumors regular

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    Is it the "TS" that makes it toshiba?
     
  15. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    yup
     
  16. glen e macrumors 68030

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    TS toshiba
    SM samsung


    Still a rediculous thing to be concerned about......

    The guys manning the genius bars across the country should get time and a half for the next few weeks dealing with frantic fanboys on this....
     
  17. PsychOK macrumors member

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    Likely not the case, at least not anymore since new shipments have already come in. I bought mine at the local apple store yesterday and the floor model I looked at had a Toshiba, but I got home and my Air has a Samsung SSD.
     
  18. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816

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    Samsung harddrive and LG screen. People are too paranoid about this stuff.
     
  19. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Best way (I did this myself), is to go to the store, buy one, open it as quickly as possible.

    repeat until goodness is obtained.

    If your quick, you can go trough 5 or 6 in about 20 minutes.

    Works like a charm! :)

    that is if your lucky. Most stores have only one or the other. I had to go to 3 stores in 2 states. The first two stores threw me out and told me never to return...imagine the humiliation!

    the third store, mostly just went along, but I only had to go through 3

    I'm a happy camper with the new LP screen And TS SSD!! :)

    quote of the day:

    "Harris: Sex with Hef lasted 'two seconds"
     
  20. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    Nice! Where was the 3rd store, might pay them a visit. ;)
     
  21. radiohead14, Jul 27, 2011
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    my sarcasm detector is broken today... so just to make sure...

    so you went through all that and still ended up with the LG and Toshiba components?
     
  22. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    I was in the apple store and the Genius was telling a customer that the two SSD thing was BS, and should be taken with a grain of salt. When I asked why the display models had two different part numbers and showed him on the displays, he had no idea what to say. Its like these people work for Apple and "love Apple" but know nothing about computers at all, only what the display tags say. They are as bad as BestBuy.
     
  23. Catdog12349 macrumors newbie

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    How do you find out what kind of display you have?
     
  24. mac jones, Jul 27, 2011
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    What do your mean? LP and TS are Samsung parts.

    Geesh, read up on this :roll eyes:

    EDIT: Oh no! your right! sorry.... All that for nothing. :( :( :(

    Well it's back on the road! I'm going to have to go back to the stores that threw me out as they have the good stuff I guess. I'll have to wear a hat and a wig. Do you think that would work?
     
  25. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    This hole Samsung > LG hype is ridiculous.

    There is no actual proof that Samsung is better, just a bunch of people who said they remember seeing Samsung displays in the store and liked them better.

    I have an LG screen and it is awesome, good contrast good colors, no problems.
     

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