Macbook Air For Me?

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

  1. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

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    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?

    thanks
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Yes..it would be fine.
     
  3. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    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 68000

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    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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