How is netflix streaming on MBA 2010?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by secretpact, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    I stream movies alot so I'm very interested in the new MBA's netflix streaming performance. Please state which model you are using, as I don't know which one I want yet.
     
  2. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    1.4/2gig/128ss

    Streamed a couple of TV shows and a movie last night and has zero issues. I ran into the freezing issue with Hulu a few times over the course of 2 or 3 hours, but that seems to be a Flash/Mac issue, not a MBA issue. I monitored iStat while running Hulu and nothing was even remotely putting a strain on the MBA.

    I went form 100% battery to self shut down from 8:45 until 12:28 last night, which nearly 3 hours of that was streaming video. It's not 5 hours but for streaming video and the fact I have been migrating my media wirelessly the entire time from my backup HDD not to bad.
     
  3. kurzz macrumors 6502

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    Considering Netflix works great on an iPad with 256mb ram and a much slower CPU than the Air, it should work great.
     

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