I like mine. So far no scratches and it has a fantastic screen. Not cheap in my opinion. I also have a MacBook Pro so I can't say as to using it as an only machine but I can do on the MacBook everything do on my Pro. Good luck.im thinking of selling my air for one, so im curious to hear first impressions. reviews seem really mixed from what ive seen. do you like it? anything you don't like? would you recommend it for a simple computer for simple/basic tasks?
I should also say I have a 15" uMBP as my main machine, so it will be a secondary work machine.I like mine. So far no scratches and it has a fantastic screen. Not cheap in my opinion. I also have a MacBook Pro so I can't say as to using it as an only machine but I can do on the MacBook everything do on my Pro. Good luck.
actually, it is quite apple-like if you go back far enough - it is very much like the old clamshell ibooks (my personal favorite apple laptop design), in-fact, the curved edges are also quite like the G3 clamshells, perhaps that is why I quite like the new design!that god-awful rubber bottom; that is so inherently un-apple i can't see any reason they did that--except so they wouldn't have to have feet making the laptop 1.13 inches tall instead of 1.08 inches tall :|
yeah they become very unsightly very quick from what ive noticed as wellJeez, I was just at 2 Best Buys and the Apple Store where I live & the looks of the new Macbook were cool except when I flipped each Macbook over ALL of the rubber bottoms were filthy. Maybe I'm just being too harsh as I will be looking for some deals on one of them on Black Friday.
I put an invisible skin on the bottom panel of mine although it really didn't get dirty on me. That has worked very well.yeah they become very unsightly very quick from what ive noticed as well
i cant make up my mind arghhhh
at work we dont have wireless, so my air is hooked up via usb adapter which is fine, except for when i need to use my usb drive which is daily. i could bring a hub, but im a pretty lazy guy. freed up usb ports would be nice
I think that is true but the glossy bottom macbooks sat on feet that were black I believe so the dirt did not show. This white macbook umb sits on the white panel itself so it would show more dirt. Mine did not have much of a problem with that but I put an Invisible Shield on the bottom so no problem now.I would think the new bottom is a better solution that the glossy finish on the bottom. That would really be scratched and missing the shine fast and permanent.
I agree. Sweet machineHave had my white Macbook for 10 days now, and I had a 12" Powerbook before. All in all, I'm quite pleased with it.
The glossy plastic is extremely shiny and no, it doesn't look cheap. On the contrary, it makes the aluminum 13" Macbook Pro look like a PC in comparison (just my opinion). Yes it scratches very easily but I'm not really interested in that. The rubber bottom is great because you can put it down everywhere without worrying. The display is amazing and I use it at 50% brightness. Most of all, I love the trackpad, it's just sensual and the Chinese Handwriting feature works great (I'm a translator).
As for performance, it is no slower than my 2.8GHz iMac. I installed 4GB of RAM just to use Fusion more smoothly. I'm really impressed by the speed of this little thing.
What I don't like: the keyboard is pretty noisy, much more than the flat aluminum keyboard. The speakers don't sound very good, the sound is quite metallic. Even if it is as heavy as the Powerbook, it feels heavier, I don't know why. The 12" was a great size - but of course this display is 100 times better.
I still don't know what to say about battery life; I didn't expect the 7 hours that Apple mentioned, but I haven't been able to squeeze more than 4.5 hours from my Macbook yet. I'll calibrate the battery and do more tests.
I'm VAT registered so I paid it just 750 euros and it was definitely a bargain. Really good quality for such a price. Would buy it again anytime.
I don't see any flicker on my MacBook pro. Will check my new MacBook when I get back home and postOk so I just got my new macbook unibody and it is fabulous:screen colours seem ok (slight yellow hue but perfectly manageable), great design, really lovely.
Except one thing. I have only been using it for around 20 minutes and I am getting some eye-strain that I don't get when using my 23" ACD or older mbp. I remember reading a while ago that LED backlights have been blamed for this and wonder whether this might be a problem.
When I navigate to a particular website I am getting very obvious flicker on my screen that is not present on my ACD.
Please could anyone with a current unibody macbook or another mac with an LED backlit screen please just navigate to this site and report back to say if they have any flickering
let me know:
a) your computer model
b) whether you can see flickering on the screen
c) have you noticed any eye-strain while using the computer?
Please get back to me, this laptop is otherwise perfect and it would be a shame to see it go
I didn't notice any specific flickering anywhere else, but after a little while using the computer I started having some mild eye strain. I then watched some tv on my ACD and it went away, but after going back to the new macbook it came back. I then started to look a little closer at the screen and realised that (and this is very difficult to explain) it didn't look as 'solid' as my 23"ACD.I believe mine is too. Will check it as soon as I arrive home. You get flickering on just this one web site? Any others?