sounds like a defect. knock on wood, mine doesnt have that
Yep, I have that on my 1.86/SSD model also, as do the ones on display at the local Apple Store. I took a closer look at my Rev. A MBA, and it also has faint horizontal lines, though not as noticeable as on the new machine. I'll give it a week or so to decide whether it bothers me enough to exchange it.
Not sure if you guys can see it.
Just had it exchanged this morning and I'm still seeing the same thing.
I have the new MacBook Air 1.86/128GB SSD, and I too see very faint lines on my display. They are not completely horizontal - rather, they are pitched at about a -5 degree angle from left to right, and appear to be about 1 pixel in width, and 1 pixel apart.
What's interesting however, is that the lines change their position, relative to the actual screen image, depending on a slight change in viewing angle. In other words, these lines appear to "roll" over the actual screen image when the viewing angle changes back and forth.
This leads me to believe that they might be some sort of interference fringe caused by the interface between the LCD panel and the glossy surface, rather than a darkening (or lightening) of the display pixels themselves?
Regardless, I'm not going to exchange mine, given that many Airs seem to display this phenomenon, and my Air is pretty much perfect in every other way (no dead pixels, no dents, misaligned keys, flush lid when closed, etc.)
...it is normal to Apple for over half of Airs to have a defect? Wow... just wow.
This IS serious. My guess was the graphics card as well. I think its not displaying right. NC has not reported the problem though...
Anyways, does it happen INSTANTLY on boot? Have you ever been able to make it dis-appear at small intervals of time?
Also, do the lines MOVE at all? Or do they stand still and are hard to see?