Macbook Air For Me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Intel Inside, May 4, 2009.

  1. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2008
    Hey everyone,

    im bussy looking at a Refurb Rev. A Macbook Air. would it be suitable for web browsing, watching movies and iTunes?

    Also ive heard some bad things about the Rev. A performance, is this true?

  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    #2 would be fine.
  3. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    I'd recommend purchasing a $10 software named CoolBook. After installing and configuring that correctly, the Rev.A MacBook Air is an amazing machine. I'll have 8-10 tabs open in Safari, while watching a movie in Quicktime, with iTunes open and Mail updating every minute and have no noticeable slow downs, at all.

    Flash Video - Yes, works great.
    HD Video - Via Plex or VLC works great. Acceptable on Quicktime.
    Flash HD Video - Based on personal experience, you may experience occasional stuttering. YouTube HD works fine, but HD 720p via flash stutters for me.

    If you're not going to be encoding video on a daily basic, or watching HD flash online too often, the MacBook Air is perfect for you.
  4. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    i was having trouble even watching youtube with my rev A air. installed coolbook, it's fine, better than without coolbook, but still it's so hot and sometimes it stuttered. sold it and bought the rev B, it's really worth it since.

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