MBA 2.0 in store now?

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  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    My store didn't have them, but they did have the new displays. So it's entirely possible.
     
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    I contacted Apple about this and they say they aren't shipping until early November. The display's are in place in the stores but no product has been delivered yet.
     
  5. Lyrrad macrumors member

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    I just called the two NYC stores that were still open at this hour and neither had it. I'll visit one tomorrow to see if they're in at that time.
     
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    Called the store this morning, and was told they won't have them till Mid-late November now :eek:

    I think i'm just going to order it online. I'll get it by November 4-5 then.
     
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    No they aren't at the baton rouge store. Im sending this from one of the original MBAs inside the store. they told me early november still. so I guess Im goin to just wait on the web order.
     
  9. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    None here on display at the San Francisco (flagship) Apple store.
     
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    +1 ^^^ Just stopped by there during lunch; No go!
     
  11. mrcharlie91 macrumors member

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    well

    I visited my local Apple Store, they had the display model, which is second

    generation, ssd models but they have no stocks. I asked one of the black

    genius with muscles, he told me they will have stocks by november 3rd.

    So, I guess it's november 3rd Iam spending some money on this sexy baby.:D
     
  12. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    May I inquire as to which store that was?
     
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    If you go there again, could you please check if the screen or trackpad has changed? And how is it in screen brightness and angle compared to the new Macbooks?
     
  14. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone played with the new 2.0 version of the MBA? I'm seriously considering selling my MBP and picking up the MBA. I mostly use the MBP when I'm out of the house and would like the lighter laptop. I'm wondering if they fixed some of the issues I've read about in the previous version.
     
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Steve says during his presentation that the new MacBook Airs wouldn't be shipping until November...
     
  16. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I believe they'll be in store's in early November.

    I have never had to heat issues that you mention with my first gen. MBA. I suppose it depends on what you'll be doing with the laptop.
     
  17. FFTWarren macrumors member

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    I heard the same thing from one of the geniuses at our local store. I asked if he thought they would have the same heat core issues as the first generation and he looked at me like I was crazy. He said that they havent seen hardly any of that brought into the store, almost like he hadnt seen it at all. so idk. I mean im sure some ppl think they can run the space shuttle with their MBA and that must be the ones that are having so many heat problems.
     
  18. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    Running the space shuttle was hardly the case. It might depend on when you purchased it, but the fans blowing all out was common with them all. The rest of us had issues watching videos, youtube or having couple windows open at the same time.

    either way, best to wait to see the new one and knowing apple, these issues will be fixed.
     
  19. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    The space shuttle uses laughably ancient hardware and software. I am confidant that my iPhone has more processing power and ram then the shuttle computers.

    With respect to the Air, playing videos whether they are from youtube or locally stored on the hard drive is part of what is expected from any modern computer. Even a smartphone can tackle those tasks these days. To say that someone expecting the Air to handle those tasks is being unreasonable is ludicrous.

    Since the newer Air has a processor making 20% less heat, I hope that it will no longer be an issue.
     
  20. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

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    What I would really like to know is if they made any type of modifications to the bottom plate. I hope that they moved the vent holes further back towards the display or to the sides so I could use it on more types of surfaces. (Bed/Couch)

    Did you notice any physical changes?
     
  21. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    AND a decent GPU so the the CPU should have a lot less to do to play videos. I hope that's enough.


    [If we could only squeeze in a decent heat sink we'd have real computer here.]
     

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