Will getting the new MacBook Air be hard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MilkMan4, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. MilkMan4 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    I was just curious, do you think that if I do not get the new MBA on the day of release, do you think it would be hard to find one in a retail store within say the first week still? Or even online if no to the previous question? I'm not sure on how fast the last ones sold

    P.S. in the United States!
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    you really want a first apple product? (i would wait a month or so) ie: imac yellow screen,ipad 2 light bleeding,macbook pro sandy overheating.......
  3. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    is stuff like that not covered under warranty???
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    It's not a 1st gen product, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Every hardware update includes changes of some sort, so you can't just be afraid of purchasing a product after a minor update.

    Yes, perhaps it's better to wait around 4-6 weeks after release (or whenever the first manufactured batch runs out), but my personal opinion is to not be afraid of purchasing an updated product immediately upon release (and yes, defects are covered by Apple, so no worries there). The MBA is not the first computer to include Sandy Bridge parts in it, and this isn't Apple's first attempt at a unibody MBA. ;)
  5. endhalf macrumors regular

    May 24, 2011
    tom vilsack: 1 month wouldn't make a difference... SB "overheating" is still with MBPs, iPad 2 still suffer from light bleeding AFAIK etc... Yet SB MBPs aren't new products, iPad 2 isn't new product either... SB isn't overheating, it just has higher working temperature (since MBPs are from aluminium) and this won't be fixed. I doubt Apple will do something about screens either. I would just wait for reviews to see how new MBAs are... If you want perfect product, wait a year...
  6. NutsNGum, Jun 27, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2011

    NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Not to mention the fact that the SBs said to be overheating in the 15" + MBPs are quad core. The ULV processors used in the Air won't run anywhere near the temperature of the ones in the Pros.

    Besides, if you've got a problem you just can't live with - e.g. the backlight bleeding on the iPad - you've got 14 days to take it back for a full refund. No biggy.
  7. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    I have an SB laptop as well and if you use SMCfancontrol the slight increase in temperature is barely noticable on my old Macbook 4.1 it could get hot enough to cook on :D
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    It'll be hot for a month....it's not an iPad or phone...I Doubt long lines and hype....
  9. MilkMan4 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    Well thanks for all of that advice guys. And idk if this is the same but I got an iPhone 4 on release day and no problems there?
    But back to the main point, will it be hard to get if I wait a week? And I'm not going to wait a month for it.
  10. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    No one knows.
  11. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    My iPad 2 was ordered 1 minute after they came available on-line and has no backlight bleeding..
  12. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    Yes, for us trying to find the money and a good justification for a spouse.
  13. cnixon macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Amen brother.... and the justification never sounds as good coming out of your mouth as it did in your head.
  14. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Get out of my head.

    I think I've convinced her with the "I work from home and this will be my main computer for 2-4 years. My job depends on it!" spiel. :D
  15. Coen0s macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    I really hope it's coming very soon! I just can't wait anymore, i'll get one on the day it's released, read a rumor saying 5 July.
  16. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Fortunately/Unfortunately, I only have one of those listed problems. My wife said I could get one, but I just don't have the money right now. :eek:
  17. NurJahan macrumors member

    May 22, 2011
    Same here, I read someplace Week of July 4th on 9to5Mac, or some other blog...hope so.
  18. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I bought the MBA 11" during the first week it came out late last year. The first day, I went to Best Buy to play with the display model, and they had plenty in stock. There was no line, and yeah, a couple people were playing with the displays, but there wasn't even a bit of a crowd. I ended up ordering online, but there was no backorder or delays.

    The craze that you're afraid of really only applies to the iPhone and the iPad. To my knowledge, no other Apple product (MacBook, iMac, iPod, iPod Touch, etc) sell out or have people waiting in line. So you'll be fine if you buy day 1 or wait a week or a month.
  19. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    it depends on how popular they are in your area.
  20. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    The problem with SB is not TDP rating, it's the peak heating from Turbo-Boost. TDP rating doesn't capture the instantaneous heat generated from TB, and the Air isn't particularly suited to deal with heat bursts (i.e. case ventilation).
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  22. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    Mar 9, 2011
    London, UK
    I think it depends on whether you want the standard model or one with upgrades. All stores will have lots of the standard models. But if you want more RAM or a faster processor, you may have to wait anyway.:cool:
  23. biodigitaljazz macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2011
    I certainly hope bugs and issues isn't a big deal with it, I will be buying an 11" with 4GB ram and 128GB SSD soon after release date for use in college/at home. It's gonna be my main computer. I haven't even totally convinced my parents to let me get it. (I've told them all the facts why Macs are superior, and my mum's okay with it, but Dad's gotta hard-on for PC) So if I get one, and then there are problems with it, that'll make me look bad, as well as the company, in their eyes. I guess that's the reasoning for the 14-day after purchase business, no?
  24. CyrusKafaiWu macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I don't think it will be hard to get so due to the fact, I have only seen lineups for iPads and iPhones only.

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