Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Air 13" A1369 2011- (MC965 / MC966)
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Beware of Mavericks
Mike Garzelloni, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: Not all, but plenty of peoe are having issues with a "glitch" in Mavericks. Wake from Sleep and you may not connect to Wifi. I went through a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro retina. SAME problem. MacBooks are beautiful laptops, but beware. If I get a third it will be running Mountain Lion and on e the Engineers at Apple find the Fix, I will upgrade.
Summary: I when I purchased my laptop I was under the thinking that by old version it was the last one released or maybe the one before that. I ended up with a great little 2009 macbook air and a terribly mangled charging cord (wire is exposed at a spot or two). If I had known that at the time I would have not purchased it. Like I said I was expecting a newer version. I also feel like for the condition and age I should not have been as much as I paid.
Summary: MacBook Air is an excellent laptop. My daughter has used it for more than two years and really like it. But the power adapter sometimes didn't work and now it's completely dead. The replacement is expensive. Hard to believe Apple designed such an inferior power adapter and now charges so much.
Summary: This is mostly to the seller. The small dinges he talked about was bigger than mentioned, and the SSD inside was almost dead. But a new drive and a new battery and this computer is my main laptop usage now because of it's portability.
Summary: 40 days after I purchased I had to have the hard drive replaced. Customer service was excellent but I lost all my data and photos that were on the drive. I've had other issues since this purchase. I do like the light weight of this laptop...that part of it is amazing and makes it so easy and joyous to tote back in forth - I can even put it in my purse on the fly.
Summary: The MacBook Air is quite an amazing laptop. It is literally as thin as my iPhone 4, and as always, is a beautifully made product from Apple. Some of my favorite features about this model are the thinness (you can literally fit it in a large padded flat rate envelope), the backlit keyboard, and the beauty of the design. I found a few things lacking in in this laptop.
Summary: Thanks to my profession I have been able to use a Mac AIR over a year and have been recently upgraded to latest version of one. Overall its a great lap top but its also $1000. You could get a more powerful Wintel laptop for half the money. I realize that is sacrilege to MAC OS guru's. But the fact is as easy and solid as apple tries to make OS X and MAC hardware they both still have some issues.
Summary: Great little laptop, really like the multi touch. Garage Band is cool and fun to play with. But: Does not handle WEP encryption well. So while you might run WPA at home, if you are at a hotspot running WEP, good luck. Even running WPA on my 802.11G router I notice irregular performance: ping will return 3,1,6,3,129,5,34,45,2,3MS with an occasional request timed out. My work Dell running XP will yield consistent replies <1MS. Something's not right there.
Summary: You will not get 7hrs of battery life, even with nothing running and screen dimmed so much you can barely see it. It is more like 5hrs if you are not watching video and you have the brightness turned way down (and that is pushing it). I don't know why Apple say's this thing will get 7hrs. Other than that performance is great and the screen resolution to me is what sets this thing apart from other ultra books.