The "I just bought/ordered/got/shipped my new/refurb MBA" thread, [Merged]

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kfscoll, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    Just bought a used 2018 MBA 8/256 SG for $1450 CAD (approx 1090 USD). It is in mint condition, not a scratch on it. So far it is no worse in performance than the 2013 MBP I am replacing and seems snappier in most cases. Sure is smaller on lap though.
     
  2. imrazor macrumors regular

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    How does the sound quality compare to the old MacBook Air? The sound quality of my new 2017 MBA is pretty good, but I'm wondering if they made improvements to the speakers.
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    You could get one of these:https://satechi.net/collections/hub...pass-through-usb-hub-with-usb-c-charging-port
    It's a USB-C hub that attaches to the side of the Macbook. It's not as good as having the ports you need onboard, but at least it does mount to the side of the Macbook without a bunch of dongles.
     
  3. UKBeast macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered mba 2018 8gb / 256gb version approx 9270 liras (usd 1650) with 2 year warranty. Its expensive in Turkey.

    Space grey colour i ordered but now rethinking to swap for silver.
     
  4. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    Has anybody ordered a refurbished one yet? How was it?

    I'm eyeballing a 512/16 refurb machine for $1500 and change. I haven't seen as many people commenting on the quality of refurbs as in years past. Still like new?

    I only bought refurbished Apple products when I was younger and they were always like new.
     
  5. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Its not changed, literally new
     
  6. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    I was just looking at the Macbook Air and i noticed it's not available for in store pick up at my nearest Apple store, does this mean they have sold out of that configuration? or could there be an update coming?
     

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  7. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    I think your store just ran out of stock. Mine still has base, 256, 512/16 configs
     
  8. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Probably, I will keep an eye on it as I’m very close to pushing the buy button.
     
  9. Eksoccer99 macrumors regular

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    Check out istocknow.com, if it works. Most likely they're out.
     
  10. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    That’s cool, thanks.
     
  11. mtectail macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that it's cute, price is really great compared to Thunderbolt docking solutions. I have only one concern of purchasing MB 12" and this is the one USB-C port (because it's "just" USB...), unless the MB 12" is from performance with i7 CPU stronger in some circumstances than MBA 2018 i5, there is "no Thunderbolt 2 or 3" and only one port for ALL, charging, backup, HDMI...
     
  12. mtectail macrumors newbie

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    Will get the MBA with 1,5 TB SSD version, will post some speed differences between 512 vs 1500 GB for some who cares / need to know...

    As Mac Mini have huge differences between 128 GB > 1 TB, as mentioned in one Twitter threads saw, I'm really looking forward to see if this match with MBA.
     
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    mtectail macrumors newbie

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    After some testing 1.5TB with BM, AJA and some other tools, you'll get approx 300-500MB/s write more depends on file size, read is same like 256>512G.
    So compared to MM tweet for Mini 2018, its less, not worth it... go for 512G this is really changing any speed compared to 128 or 256. Ciao...

    Cheers
    ~M
     
  14. sevecc macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Probably won't say anything new but these are just some of my impressions :)

    Got mine 2018 Air in space grey a week ago. Decided to go with the base configuration as I keep most of my things in the iCloud anyway.

    So far, really very happy with it.
    Moving from a 2017 Air there is nothing to be compared. It is so much better in every way.
    Love the Retina display (brightness is totally ok for me), speakers, new track pad and keyboard (I know some will say is strange but I like this keyboard mor then the old one). Touch ID is super handy especially when filling in the passwords.
    For my everyday tasks as: mail, office, safari, youtube, netflix plus some communicators like Skype or WhatsApp, it is more than enough.
    Everything is snappy and works flawlessly.

    Most people had been telling me to get the 2017 non Touch Bar Pro instead, but I am happy I went with the Air :)
     
  15. UKBeast macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you will not be doing video editing photo editing or professional stuff you may never need macbook pro.

    For your type of usage mba is a good choice.

    Form factor is better than macbook pro, it works quieter, doing less heat on the lap. 3rd gen keyboard is better, t2 chip is doing siri and encrypt in the fly and touch id is secure and fast.

    Pro on the other can be faster in benchmarks but with your type of usage you will not notice considerable performance difference. With mojave update screen is now 400nits which quite fine.

    The only fallback i found is p3 colour gamut on macbook pro but you will not notice the difference unless you put them side by side. Mba screen is already good.
     
  16. sevecc macrumors newbie

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    Agree with all you say :)

    What do you mean by: " With mojave update screen is now 400nits which quite fine" ??

    Never heard of it...
     
  17. UKBeast macrumors 6502a

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    Mba from the box is coming with 300nits brightness display which is not fine and dim when you are using it outdoor. With last mojave update apple fixed the screen brightness issue and now its birthter and usable outdoor.

    Do the last update and adjust brightness you will understand.
     
  18. sevecc macrumors newbie

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    Well, I'm running latest version of Mojave - 10.14.4 on my Air and it's perfectly fine for me :)
     
  19. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Does it not depend on the photo editing? for example i've been leaning towards getting an Air (hopefully they fix the keyboard issues soon), i edit photos in Pixelmator Pro and edit the occasional video in iMovie.
     
  20. UKBeast macrumors 6502a

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    I think as long as you are not doing photo / video editing on a professional scale , mba should be fine.

    The keyboard is fine.

    Honestly i do not have an intention to do so i cannot compare.
     
  21. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    I'm not sure the keyboard is fine, there seems to be issues with reliability, at least that's what people on the forum are reporting. I'm hoping Apple issue a fix soon.

    The Air seems to be the machine for me, portable, can handle everyday tasks and even some light photo editing in Pixelmator Pro. The only reason i have held off so far is because of the keyboard.
     
  22. UKBeast macrumors 6502a

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    I bought mba 10 days ago. So far i have not seen any problem.

    Its 3rd gen. Same with 2018 touchbar macbook pro. Regular macbook pro and macbook are 2nd gen.

    It is just sensitive and feels like you will need to give it good care.

    Will be fine for light photo video work.
     
  23. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Do you think it would be fine for Apple's Arcade game service when it launches later this year? if it's a good enough service, i'm looking at signing up. However i'm not sure what the specs will be for the games they release :confused:.
     
  24. UKBeast macrumors 6502a

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    These arcade games are from old generation. Most will be 2d games from previous eras, mba will be fine.

    I dont think it can handle latest generation games.
     
  25. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    I don't play the latest games, the most i play at the moment is Tropico on my iPad Pro and Two Point Hospital on my 2012 iMac.
     

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