POLL: How satisfied are you?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cbster, Jan 30, 2009.

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How satisfied are you with your Macbook Air

  1. Completely satisifed, No issues, Perfect for needs

    85 vote(s)
    63.0%
  2. Somewhat satisifed, Some issues, but I can deal with them

    39 vote(s)
    28.9%
  3. Completely unsatisfied, I regret making the purchase

    11 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. cbster macrumors member

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    #1
    I have been frequenting the Macbook Air forums for a few months and I still can not pull the trigger on purchasing one yet. The $999 refurbed is really catching my eye. Please take part in the poll to help me with my decision.
     
  2. tubbymac macrumors 65816

    tubbymac

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    #2
    I am completely and thoroughly satisfied... oh yeah!

    Since you forgot to actually add the poll to your message I had to make up my own answer :)

    EDIT: Looks like the poll just went up or there was a delay when I saw it. I'm in the same boat as you though - teetering on the verge of pulling the purchase trigger.
     
  3. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I am very happy. I have had both versions now. I would not have bought Rev B if I hadn't been pleased with Rev A.

    For what I do this laptop suits my needs perfectly. It is so beautiful. I still smile when I use it. There is nothing out there that beats the form factor.
     
  4. Carl Abudephane, Jan 30, 2009
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  5. djrobx macrumors member

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    #5
    I waited for Rev B. It was REALLY hard to resist Rev A when it first came out. But I use Windows a lot for work and the small, slow HDD wasn't going to cut it. Rev B was like it was made for me. 128GB more affordable SSD with a graphics performance boost. Just enough for Windows and Mac.
     
  6. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    the one usb port really killed it for me. I like my logitech nano vx mouse. i don't know of any laptop-sized bluetooth mouse that has a lot of buttons. I routinely use 4 other buttons besides the wheel and L&R.

    if i use the usb port for the mouse, i don't have any for a usb flash drive.

    i instead have a unibody macbook.

    now i'm looking to sell my rev B 1.6ghz macbook air
     
  7. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

    Hey Jude

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    #7
    I am very happy with my Rev. A, and it is perfectly suited to my needs. My only complaint is that I get about two-and-a-half hours before the low battery indictor comes on, but my screen is very bright, and I surf a lot so I get that usage is par for the course with this machine.

    I would have gotten the Rev. B, but the screen and flickering issues made it a non-starter for me.

    Jude
     
  8. miffed macrumors member

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    #8
    I couldn't be more satisfied with my Rev A 1.8 SSD

    Having read all the negativity and horror , I was expecting very little from it , but made a purchase out of curiousity than anything else , expecting a "netbook" , but I have to be honest - in day to day use it is as quick as any computer I have ever used , including the Unibody 2.4ghz MBP I sent back earlier this months (obviously I am talking about day to day tasks , not everything)

    I am REALLY glad I took a chance to see for myself rather than taking the nay-sayers word for anything , Best computer I have bought in a long time all in all.
     
  9. jtmav macrumors member

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    #9
    Funny but I had a mouse for my last VAIO and now with my Rev B Air I never use it, I love the trackpad and the multi-gesture capabilities. I am completely satisfied and with my 1.86/128ssd Rev B.
    JTMav
     
  10. #10
    I bought the rev A day one and liked it except for the poor graphics. I bought the rev B and couldn't be more happy, it meets all my needs.

    I'm really surprised to see how many people are happy after reading so many negative comments. Maybe those people don't actually own one after all.
     
  11. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    #11
    My Rev A 1.6 SSD is almost a year old now and has never skipped a beat, if i could afford it the only thing i'd consider replacing it with is a Rev B Air....

    Does everything i need extremely well and goes with me pretty much everywhere.
     
  12. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Check out a similar poll I put up to help with my decision:
    Thread Link

    I ended up ordering the $999 refurb. Received it next day, but had to send back due to small picky issue I had, will receive replacement on monday.
     
  13. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    #13
    I have the Rev B 1.86/SSD Air and love it. It's the best notebook I've ever owned bar none! :)

    The screen flickering some people are talking about is BS! It only shows on a special test screen which is retarded to judge the Air by. There is no flickering on regular web pages or anything else I do on my Air.
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #14
    I'm completely satisfied with my MacBook Air, I use it three or four times more often than my MacBook Pro. It works perfectly for the light work that I do on it and is great for day to day stuff, anything heavy duty will be done on the MacBook Pro.
     
  15. cbster thread starter macrumors member

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    #15

    Yeah, I saw that post. But that is not the information im looking for. I am more interested in if people are satisifed or not. I already know which model I would get.
     
  16. cbster thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent post! Very informative! You seem to know exactly what I am going through.
     
  17. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    That's what part of my poll was about. 21/23 people who bought the $999 refurb were happy (ie satisfied) with the purchase.
    Now all the people that are satisfied here are not necessarily using the same version of the computer so the poll might be flawed if you already know what model you'll be buying.
     
  18. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I have to agree with this. I've never noticed any flickering.
     
  19. faxao macrumors regular

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    #19
    My Rev.B is just perfect....

    ...and I could not be more happy to have got it as a replacement for my previous MacBookBlack (excellent machine btw).

    Battery time (and recharging times especially) being the only point which could be considered not 100% satisfying.

    No screen lines flickering whatsoever :cool:
     
  20. faxao macrumors regular

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    #20
    My Rev.B is just perfect....

    ...and I could not be more happy to have got it as a replacement for my previous MacBookBlack (excellent machine btw).

    Battery time (and recharging times especially) being the only point which could be considered not fully satisfying.

    No screen lines flickering whatsoever :cool:
     
  21. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

    andreab35

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    #21
    Completely satisfied.
    I was one of the lucky ones to get a perfect Rev. B Air without any lines on the screen, etc.
    I cannot be happier. :)
     
  22. cbster thread starter macrumors member

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    #22
    I am pretty sure I know what information I am trying to get out of my own poll.

    Thanks to everyone who has posted so far. My main concern is here on the boards people complain and vent about all of the problems they have with the macbook air, it makes a potential buyer think that every MBA ever made is problematic. It's nice to know that there are quite a few people out there that are completely satisfied!
     
  23. rhyx macrumors 6502

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    #23
    For every person you see that complains there are tens if not hundreds that are perfectly satisfied.
     
  24. Carl Abudephane, Jan 31, 2009
    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  25. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    Geez! I'm just trying to be helpful. I hope it helps make your decision easier. i know my poll did.
     

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