durability of MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ottos, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. ottos macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2010
    How durable are these MBA ?, I am very Interested in the the 11''
    would it be reasonable to expect these to last 3 or 4 years, I am
    easy on my stuff, mostly will be used around the house and this will
    be my primary computer, mostly browsing and I watch a lot of Netflix,
  2. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    I had a revA and a revC MBA that I traveled with almost every week for over a year each and they were like new when I sold them.

    No telling till the new ones have been out for a while but I expect they will hold up similar to most apple products and you can easily get a 3 year apple care warranty on them.
  3. kp98077 macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    I had a 4 year old MBP and have two little kids and yeah got a knick to two on them but nothing major! Was able to just sell them to sell them to get both the 11 and13" unltimates. My thought is that since these are nighter machines if they fall to the ground theyll take much less of a hit due to their light weight...;)
  4. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    My aluminium 1 GHz G4 powerbook from 2003 (when the first 17" was introduced) is scratched and dinged, survived a few falls over the years.

    Still works. The MBA should do fine!
  5. dmelgar macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    I wonder how strong the display is on the 11" MBA.

    Its so thin, even if it were solid glass, I wouldn't think it could be very strong. Yet there's an entire display, backlight, glass cover and aluminum back all in an incredibly thin yet rigid display.

    How did they do it? Can't imagine that its very strong.

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