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7369 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2008 11:17 AM by Robert Nicholson1
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2008 8:56 AM (in response to Ryujin)Glad to hear you're enjoying it!2.4Ghz 20inch Aluminum iMac, Macbook Air, Pismo G3, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPhone 3G, iPod Classic, 4G Nano. I have a dogcow tatoo on my ankle. Really.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2008 5:07 AM (in response to Ryujin)any problems with this issue? looks like that many have it...
"Thin Horizontal Lines on Rev 2 MBA?"
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=594520Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2008 1:57 PM (in response to Stefan Ro.)I think this is a pretty good review -- I've had the same experience -- and two of the identical observations on speed and usability: it is faster than my old MBP 2.33 ghz was, and at 128 GB it can serve as your primary (or only) computer, instead of being just a "secondary one" that the 1st gen with it's pathetically small drive capacity was.
I have had no problems with any lines on mine.Mac OS X (10.4.10), Macbook Pro -- iPhone 3G
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2008 6:16 AM (in response to Stefan Ro.)Hi,
I have a problem with lines on mine. They are in the form of faint horizontal lines running across the whole screen. They are very noticeable on a white background, i.e. when typing on a word processor. I have a MacBook and two iMacs in the house, and these don't exhibit the same problems.
I find that my eyes get fairly tired after an hour or so use with the Air. The text is not as clear as my MacBook. It was quite disappointing as I expected the display to be better than the MacBook.
It does seem that quite a few people are having the same problem. There are a lot of postings on forums even at this early stage, for example:
+“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.”+
However, I have a case ID with Apple and will try and reset the Air’s System Management Controller when I get home tonight. If that doesn’t work I’m going to send the Air back for replacement. Considering the cost of the Air I do want to get one that is clear of any defects. Apple support has been very good thus far. I’m also wondering is a driver fix for the Nvidia chip set might solve the problem?
This issue aside it is a fabulous computer. I think Apple have got the spec spot on with the rev2 Air. It’s responsive, runs cool and is a total joy to use.
Graham.iMac x 2/MacBook/MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2008 5:10 PM (in response to Stefan Ro.)No, the screen on mine is perfect. Glossy...but perfect.MBA v2 SSD/MB 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM/MBP 2.0 GHz 15", 2GB RAM, 256MB ATi/iPhone 3G 16GB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2008 2:49 AM (in response to orch5)I've returned my Air back to Apple today. The lines are very distracting during any period of use and my Intel MacBook screen, though dimmer, has a crisper display. The Air's display reminds me of a slightly out of sync CRT monitor, as if the text is just a little off focus, very subtle but you know it’s not right. It's odd to describe but I have to say I noticed it instantly when it was out of the box.
I also cannot get the four finger swipe to work, tried everything but it will not happen.
I'm getting a replacement Air as I love the machine. I really hope the issues with the screen are sorted out. It is a fantastic product otherwise.
G.iMac x 2/MacBook/MacMini, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2gb / 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2008 7:44 AM (in response to Ryujin)I too have just received my new 128ssd air, replacing my original 80gb air, and it is much snappier, and has arrived problem free. I highly recommend this machine,Dual 2.0 G5 30 inch display, Mac OS X (10.5.5), macbook air 128ssd
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2008 11:17 AM (in response to Ryujin)I asked the Applestore to hook up the MBA to their 24inch display and the sales person cranked up the iMovie, vmware etc etc and we got the tempature as high as 170 F without much difficult. That said it's noticably quicker than the previous version the fan was definately above 6k RPM at this time.MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.33 ghz, Mac OS X (10.4)