How to ensure I get a LG display and Toshiba SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rds, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. rds macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    I heard Apple lock away these premium models away for VIPs... any ideas?
  2. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Don't worry, if you don't get the combination you want, take it into apple and tell them the component configuration you want. i had to do this 10 times before i got lucky number 11
  3. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    you're right you have to have the apple vip card to get it.
  4. rds thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    I've got a HyperCard, does that count?
  5. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    You exchange 10 times?????? Wow you got some patient there! So did you end up with Samsung Screen and SSD?
  6. shawnmac macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    I assume he/she was being sarcastic, if not they really have some patience. Congrats though.
  7. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2008
    i think it's just a running joke now :)
  8. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    Ha, even better. They hooked me up with a panasonic LCD and corsair SSD. Clocking in around 300mbs r/w
  9. CHSeifert macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark - Scandinavia
    I must have been lucky then :)

    I have a Panasonic Space Plasmatic LCD panel and a Vertex 3 Server Edt. SSD in my MBA 13.

    It's great to be lucky for once ;)
  10. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    You have to lend your wife/girlfriend to the sales assistant before you get a Samsung SSD & screen.

    OR if you previously visited the genius bar with a phone, laptop or computer for repair, if they found naked images on your hdd you get VIP status allowing you to get the combo. Mr X. a trusted and reliable source explained that all apple profits come from selling amateur photos to the adult sites.
  11. alau0115 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    Markham, ON, Canada
    Strangely I find the Samsung display in the 2011 11.6" MBA seems to have a better black colour and shade which gives me the impression it looks better the the LG.

    I checked things out in the Apple Store after reading the forum. In the store that I went to, there were two 11.6" MBA i5 side by side. One is LG and the other is Samsung. I played with different desktop pictures and come with the impression.

    On the other hand, it just happened the two 11.6" MBA have 1 Samsung SSD and 1 Toshiba SSD. Samsung SSD seems to be slightly quicker. The difference varies with tasks. Tried opening a Safari, iTune, download a file from the Internet.
  12. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    You weren't wearing pants when you wrote this, were you?
  13. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Interesting, you want the 'inferior' SSD and 'inferior' display?
    If this is a combo you want, try the refurb section :> Lots of people are returning that which you most want. I'd say that the likelihood is actually high that you can get what you want.
  14. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    mba handles flash sites pretty well
  15. rds thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    Funny! I almost believed you there!
  16. activ8 macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
  17. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
  18. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida


  20. shawnmac macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Might actually be a good point if you actually care that much about which you get. However, they might not be around for a while. All these returns might make for a ton of open box LG/Toshiba models.

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