lines on the Rev C

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  1. quisguous macrumors newbie

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    Starting a thread so folks can report whether the Rev C they bought has the infamous lines.

    I just received my 2.13 w/SSD from FedEx and it does have the lines. :( They are a little bit lighter than the ones on the Rev B I bought and returned in February. This one is going back as well. Now I'll have to ponder whether to wait for Rev D or switch to a MBP 13"...
     
  2. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    Well there we go. What a crock of sh*t and as I suspected/feared. No 'new display' announced said it all - I for one didn't believe they'd silently fix the issue without using a new display.

    For curiosity's sake, what screen model is in there - the same 9C9A found in the rev.B SSD?
     
  3. quisguous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I didn't take a look and its now reboxed it in preparation for its journey back to the mothership. Its all very sad, I really like my MBA rev A and its line free screen but would like some more power under the hood.
     
  4. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    Oh come on....just whip it out, boot up and take a quick look. Only take a minute or two, less with the SSD ;)

    So I take it you'll be going the 13" MBP route?
     
  5. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    holy crap..is it even possible for someone to have one today shipped from china yesterday? wow...
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I doubt it.
     
  7. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    They are not coming from China, Mine will be here tomorrow so they have to be in the states.
     
  8. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    They are not coming from China this time, Mine will be here tomorrow so they have to be in the states. apple said all orders leave today and i have overnight shipping.
     
  9. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe he's in Shanghai or HK or SGP?

    Bit sad if he's telling fibs now isn't it - anyway what does he get from lying about it? :confused:

    Give him the benefit of the doubt - he says he has a new 2.13 SSD and it HAS screen lines. That's quite a damning (if predicted) verdict in context.
     
  10. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Wait. Did the specs on Apple's site say that the MBA is now GLOSSY? I thought that the MBA was the last bastion of non-glossy screen goodness. :confused:



    ....there truly is no replacement for my beloved 12" Powerbook..... :(:(
     
  11. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    It was always glossy, just not glassy. Although a rev B with the lines sometimes gave the impression of a grain or texture that, when compared to one of the glassy screens, made it SEEM like you were looking at a matte screen.
     
  12. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    What a disappointment. Perhaps the MBA just isn't the way to go after all.
     
  13. Balthezor macrumors member

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    I agree, if the lines really does bother me, then I will probably go with a 13" MBP. But I'm still planning on a MBA and will return several if I see lines.
     
  14. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Let's not go calling people liars. Yet the nature of these reports from haters who are furious about experiences could incorrectly impact our view. This is a site where people often report incorrect info to mislead some. Rather than calling someone a liar, let's let at least a few days of "reports" or information trickle out to give ourselves a fair assesment/decision of the true nature of the new MBA's display status.
     
  15. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    Scottsdale, do you still plan to try to acquire one today?
     
  16. Balthezor macrumors member

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    My question too. I have a lot of faith on Scottsdale's review of this new MBA.

    I'm excited to find out! Go buy it chief! :D
     
  17. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Going to have one at the latest on Friday. Will try calling stores in my metro today. If a store has one, I will report the model number and status. It does concern me when lines are reported yet no model or manufacturer info is included. Raised a red flag, but we will see. I don't want to call anyone a liar, and I don't want one report, whether true or not, influence my opinion of Apple and the new MBA. Will report back in a few hours.
     
  18. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Should clarify that I will buy one today if at one of local Apple Stores. If stores don't have by tomorrow, I will have one overnighted to ensure weekend "play."
     
  19. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    I'm also calling around, but none of the stores in my area have it yet.
     
  20. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Do keep us posted. I'm sure there are many of us anxious to hear if the Rev.B lines made it into Rev.C in the supposed "updated display".

    Thanks for the clarification. Wow. It really did seem like a matte display - well, the display models @ the Apple Store and WorstBuy...
     
  21. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm Air's screen is much less reflective than glossy displays found in some Asus or Dell laptops, and these are still far from glassy MacBooks Pro. I think it's a very good balance between matte and very glossy, both of which are practically unusable in certain light conditions.
     
  22. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    This isn't a rev C MBA... It's a version 2,2. That means it's the same rev B MBA with a few minor adjustments. Not enough to be a revision. The next revision will hopefully be a rev C and a true version 3,1.

    I AM GETTING MY VERSION 2,2 MBA with 2.13 GHz CPU and 128 GB SSD TOMORROW AFTERNOON. I set a personal shopping appointment, and the manager promised to hold one new high end MBA for me. My appointment is at 4:00pm MST (Arizona). I will post over the Internet from within the Apple store as to the status of lines by 4:30pm MST (now same as Pacific Daylight Time). Hopefully there will be more reports of MBA displays being perfect by then, and my report will be further clarification of a perfect MBA display! I did have a perfect display in my v 2,1 MBA 1.86 GHz SSD. But with the late reports of the rev B, I am nervous.
     
  23. Balthezor macrumors member

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    You are awesome Scottsdale. This is exciting to find out.
     
  24. quisguous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I live in CA and mine shipped from Elk Grove, CA.
     

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  25. quisguous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh all right...let's see here:

    Manufacturer: 610
    Model: 9C90
    Manufacture Date: C2486D00

    Now that I've got it out of the box again I'm going to try to use it for a while longer to see if I can ignore the lines. I tried that last time and it was too distracting when reading web pages...my eyes would focus on the lines involuntarily. If that doesn't go well, I'll have to think about it. I may stick with my rev A for a while longer...I'm a big fan of the smaller form factor of the Air, but I may eventually give in for greater power (and screen) of the MBP 13".
     

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