Hi all, Just a thread to say "lo thar: I gots a new 1.86GHz SSD rev. B MBA today" First impressions: It has lines. It's going back tomorrow. The screen's colours are washed out and everything looks awesomely dull. I've seen (and been told) that the screen looks great normally. The viewing angle is really bad: almost the entire screen's colours change when slightly moving the screen angle. The spacebar has more "friction" than the other keys. Normal? Tried HD YouTube playback with: Flash 9, Flash 10, Safari 3 and Safari 4 = video stuttery, audio fine. Tested using http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4 Full screen causes even more stuttering. Normal? iSight froze on a frame when setting a photo for my user account (first setup): normal? Spotlight crashes and restarts if I type "sys" (System Preferences) and then add + remove characters. Spotlight's "search bar" with the progress spinner goes white, disappears (list jumps up) then re-appears during some searches. Searching for "iPhoto" with Spotlight shows a definition of "iPhoto" but not the app itself. Searching "iTunes" shows the app in the list. Er, normal? Typing in a dark room with lowest brightness: opening lid from sleep flashes an eye-killingly bright white screen before showing the expected screen. "Screen" meaning image on the screen. Normal? Plus side: iTunes launches in less than a second. Wow. Like I said: it's going back to Apple Store tomorrow and I'll be asking them to start-up the next one to confirm it has no lines. I'm well aware of what the MBA can and can't do etc, but had hoped for a much better first experience (minus the lines issue: I had expected that). So far: pretty nasty. P.S. spent about an hour playing straight from box, then another couple of hours after installing all available updates, Safari 4 and Flash player 10. No improvements after updates. P.S.2: I'm 17 and was told by Apple Store staff, Apple online store live chat agents and Apple education (by phone) that the high-street Apple Stores don't do "further education" (the period between secondary school and university in the UK) discount, yet today I was told that they do do it. Because everything I've ever wanted from Apple was cheaper via the education store (by phone), I'd not bought anything from an Apple Store before now. Was rather odd walking down the road with £2,000 worth of electronics in a thin white drawstring bag!