Buying first gen. Air - Issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by goodtimes5, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Now that the new Air has been released, I'm in the market for a used, first generation Air. I'm just looking for something portable and yet capable enough, and I don't want to spend $1000 for it. What are the known issues and problems that the first generation Macbook Air has? Loose hinge, overheating, etc?
     
  2. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    When I stop laughing, I'll post all the faults and 'nuances' of this machine. By that time I'm sure someone else will post.
     
  3. Brien macrumors 68020

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  4. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

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    The first generation Air was a terrible machine. Even the one prior to the current generation lacks in many ways. I'm curious to see the hands on performance of the newest one. Maybe then will the Air actually be a computer worth considering. Doubtful, but you never know. Maybe I'll finally find a device to dethrone my little 12" G4 as my couch machine. :p
     
  5. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Your PB G4 should be in a glass case. White gloves and all.
     
  6. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    You name it.
     
  7. ProstheticHead macrumors 6502

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    Haha, I know.

    I took it into the Apple store today to get some photos of it side by side with the 11.6" Air but they didn't have any! The look on the guys face when I walked in with a 12" PB was priceless. :p
     
  8. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about the model just previous to the new ones? Any good?
     
  9. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    I think the 12" PB's are gorgeous. It's the only PB I didn't get. I have the 15 & 17, and was waiting (back then) for  to update the 12", but they dropped it all together :-(
     
  10. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    The Rev C is worth considering. If 2GB RAM works for you - its worth picking up a refurb or 2nd hand at a good price
     
  11. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Rev A is absolutely terrible, my father got his as a gift. It was his first Mac, he likes it, but terribly, terribly slow. He is now looking forward to the new 11" mba.
     

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