Performance Rev A vs Rev B?

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  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Where can I see the numbers? I'm using Rev A and suffering a little so I want to know if I need to start bringing me in my MBP to work or upgrade to a Rev B air.
     
  2. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Having had both, the B kills the A on heat, fans, and just about everything else. I saw posted numbers somewhere will see if i can find them.
     
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    I do not have a rev B but when I tried it at the store, I did not like the screen and the heat was not much better.
     
  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I disagree, the heat is MUCH better in rev. B! Without a doubt. No question. Definitively better.

    Screen on my two were very similar so no complaints here.
     
  6. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is great, and the heat and fans are perfect unlike RevA.
     
  7. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the revB I tried reached 70 degrees C within 3 minutes of 3 YouTube movies so it is similar to revA. Though, I would expect it to be better in heat management overall.
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    70º ?? - hah, that's nothing.. It's much better heat-wise and my testes can prove it. Swimmer count with Rev. A 12 million per ml, after using Rev. B for near a month an astounding 34 million!;)
     
  9. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know much about your testes but I don't want to see how they test MBA heat dissipation. :rolleyes:
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    How could you have possibly tested the heat level at the retail store? You'd have to download and install a temperature widget, in which case the store doesn't allow you to install softwares with a password.
     
  11. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    FYI, the iStat Pro widget does not require an admin password :D good luck next time ;)
     
  12. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think I would ever buy a rev A of the Air, it was just that bad:(
     
  13. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Yet you continue to bad mouth something you clearly only read about on the intertubes...

    There are a number of us MBA owners that never had a single issue, but there are many MBA haters for one reason or another that came out of the woodwork to bash the thing, most of which who have never owned one.

    These folks downloaded coolbook, took it apart and re-applied thermal paste, built new heat sinks, etc., but a majority of them never bothered to take it back to Apple and get a refund or get a different one.

    Whew I feel much better now. I'm really tired of the Hater comments.
     
  14. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    No One hates I was a first owner of Rev A, the title crapbbok is perfect, yea, I want to tear apart my 3grand macbook, thats what i want to do.

    I had heat, fans at 6200RPMs all the time any flash based ad, and core shut downs, Now nothing a perfect Air.

    RevA was a crapbook... I feel better too!

    I stated that I had one learn to read!
     
  15. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I get an XBench overall bench mark b/w Rev A vs Rev B SSD where Rev B is about 4 times that of A

    Included at the Xbench numbers. They show the Rev A to be a much lower powered machine.

     

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  16. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    One problem with the numbers is that it is not fair to compare HDD with SSD machines.
     
  17. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I made my rev a air work for the better including using coolbook. Hoever I did try to return it to apple but they denied the warranty claim stating that apple was aware of the problem and was working to resolve the issue. So don't just make a false claim that we are whiners. Through our efforts on this forum, WE MADE THE CRAPBOOK work. I like my air but I
    not goNna say everything is great when WE had to take the initiative to resolve an issue that should have been corrcted by apple. I was deneid a claim. What the hell am I supposed to do.

    (excuse the spelling errors, it's the iPhone keyboard)

     
  18. ant043 macrumors regular

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    i never had a problem with my rev A HDD Version. Video played great without stuttering and now with the quicktime update fans hardly come on. It has to be the best computer i ever bought. I will buy the maybe the rev c or rev d when it comes.
     
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  20. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    You're right - that you shouldn't have to pull apart your MBA, etc... but you also don't have to sread FUD in every thread *multiple times* about the RevA Air. There are more MBA owners out there (including myself) that love their air, and have rarely if never had CoreShutdowns (and I played with Coolbook, but ultimately uninstalled it.

    My 1.6Ghz MBA is just as fast as my MBP Rev1 CoreDuo 2Ghz, and it's become my primary machine. I think more people who love their RevA MBAs should be commenting, if for nothing else to combat the Sheer VOLUME of one guy posting crap about his bad MBA experience.
     
  21. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It really depends on what you do.. I work with IntelliJ and need to run the Java VM or several of them and for that the Air rev A just doesn't cut it, especially when plugged into an external 19" monitor.

    From what I've seen this should be no trouble for Rev B.

    If you're just running Cocoa apps all the time or develop with XCode it's probably not all that bad an experience.

     
  22. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Mine and many others Had Problems with our Crapbooks, Sorry if you don't like my posts, but there are flocks of us who had problems, If you don't "good for you" but Majority rules.

    Glad Apple finally got it right with Rev. B!
     
  23. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't think that your singular bad experience should dictate the purchasing decisions of multiple people on this forums. I bet there are twice as many people that bought MacBook Air Rev A's who didn't have problems that just don't post 'cause people don't post when they're happy, but you are proving the old customer service adage:

    Create a happy customer and they'll tell maybe one person.

    Create a disgruntled customer and they'll tell as many people as they can not to buy your product.

    The MacBook Air RevA didn't work for you (and others, I freely admit) but you call it a crapBook and trashing it in every thread that remotely mentions the MBA RevA doesn't help anyone. :(
     
  24. Molopo macrumors regular

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    That makes me laugh.
     

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