New Airs - any better?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by evansph, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. evansph macrumors newbie

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    I've been a Rev A (80GB HDD, 1.6Ghz) user since 2007 and still enjoy my MBA but it is virtually useless in 2 key scenarios for me because it overheats and shuts down a core after a few minutes use:

    - Skype Video calls
    - Playing 720p HD video (particularly .wmv format in VLC or QT)

    I'm keen on the new 13" over the 11" for a number of reasons (this will be my main Mac) but am worried that overheating and/ or CPU shutdown may still be an issue.

    Would really appreciate some feedback from those who already have the new 13" on how they perform in these 2 scenarios.

    Note, am waiting for the new Airs to arrive in the shops in Singapore - 2 week government clearance process on new products :rolleyes:
     
  2. Durious macrumors 6502

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    according to all review posts on these forums i have read those will run fine, one thing to note though is the cam still is bad quality though .3mp
     
  3. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    had the rev a.
    the new one is perfect no worries.
     
  4. evansph thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the encouragement. The just released Macworld benchmarks are really promising too. Am thinking I'll get the 13" 1.86/4GB/256GB as I'll be using Aperture and storing my photos on it, plus I want the option to run my work Windows setup under VMware.

    The webcam resolution doesn't really bother me as my family are on low-bandwidth broadband anyway. Shame about the keyboard backlight though.
     

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