Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 11" (2011 -)
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Witter Brooke, Amazon
28 October 2013
Summary: Tried to transfer files from Time Machine backup disk. It could not find disk. Went to Apple website. Said my warranty had expired. Called they hedged a bit. Sent me top Apple Care registration. They said they would start the warranty as of Oct 16th. I Ordered it on the 26th; received it on the 28th. Since my last Mac Air failed days after the warranty ran out, I found this unacceptable. Warranty and laptop were returned.
Don't buy the new MBA if you want WIFI access - this is serious!
20 September 2013
Summary: Gents - I bought the new Macbook Air 11.6 last month (mid-August 2013) in the states through Amazon, replacing my reliable Macbook Pro as it was too heavy to carry around all day. What a mistake. My MBA IS A PILE OF JUNK! Cheaply constructed and I have the same problems - WIFI dropout - severe. I live in shared housing in Brazil and I a few flatmates share one router that has never given anyone any problems nor me with my old Macbook Pro.
Summary: I purchased this computer from a mac store near my house. I bought a thin shell for it and a thick outer case. I also purchased keyboard and screen protector - so i'm never actually touching the machine when in use. I take very good care of my notebook. I sometimes pick up this notebook to move it - in example I sometimes use it before bed and set it on my bedside dresser before going to sleep.
Summary: I want to preface this by saying that I owned a Macbook Pro a number of years ago. I was playing music professionally and touring around the country. The Pro was solid for 4 years straight without a single issue. However, I decided to quit music and return to academics, and upon doing so I had to sell everything in order to afford tuition, including my Macbook Pro.
Quality Control Issues: Lopsided Screen; Edited 7/13 w/ 2nd Update
24 June 2013
Summary: My first Air (this exact machine) was purchased at an Apple store and replaced at an Apple store. The third was purchased from Amazon. I got three bad apples, and I think that about sums it up. I will try purchasing this machine in the next couple of years in hopes that I don't strike out again (I'm a sucker for a good product and I believe that Apple still can provide that).
Summary: I purchased this item and upon receiving it I noticed that the external plastic lining was taped shut, as signs that it had been opened before. I just thought it might be some quality control that might have opened the package and didn't think much about it. I then started setting up the software on the computer and when I tried to install iLife it gave me a message saying that the program had already been used by another apple ID.
Summary: DO NOT BUY. I bought this on Dec 28, I returned it on Jan 3rd. In the 5 days I had this, several times it did not connect to the Wifi. Clicking the reconnect, did not do the trick. After few hours, it magically connects. Apparently, this is a known issue on the MBA for the past couple years. The Wifi antenna design on the MBA is the cause of this. Check out this link on the apple forum [...
21 month baby MacAir; RAM GOES BAD, SOLDERED TO MOTHERBOARD SO $$$
Apple did me wrong, Amazon
19 December 2012
Summary: Bought my MacAir about 21 months ago. Suddenly, for no reason, the screen starts graying out every 15 minutes, telling me I need to re-boot. After some searching on Google, I identify this as a "kernal" error that sometimes indicates a RAM problem. After several memory tests I'm sure that the RAM has gone bad on the system. Since it is soldered to the logic board, the whole board would need to be replaced. (If I just had to replace the RAM, an easy, inexpensive fix.
Summary: I'm am an avid apple and amazon shopper and I only leave reviews when I feel necessary. I ordered the macbook air and received it just fine but the screen is awful. It has a yellow tint to it and it reminds me of a PC laptop I had from 6 years ago. Side by side with my 13 inch macbook pro screen and its almost a joke. At $1100 I would expect more. I am a huge apple person and by every new product they come out with so I was really bummed about this.