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    Macbook air question
    I was looking at getting the macbook air for a laptop to take around with me while traveling. How hot do they run say while watching a movie? Is there any model to specifically watch out for??

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    i work for apple and these computers i get the least calls about. but yes it will be able to do HD movies it might be able to do 1080.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoult View Post
    i work for apple and these computers i get the least calls about.
    I'm going to guess that one possible reason you get fewer "MacBook Air" calls is...there are fewer of them. There are many more MacBooks & MacBook Pros.

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    yea that is true but i have yet to have a hardware issue and i've been doing this for a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I'm going to guess that one possible reason you get fewer "MacBook Air" calls is...there are fewer of them. There are many more MacBooks & MacBook Pros.

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    MacBook Air has a very small share of the Apple market, which leads me to believe they won't be coming out with a 2010 MacBook Air.

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    Look at how the Air is constructed - Now adays - with the SSD there are no moving parts (well there is the fan), and pretty much every component is soldered onto one board - whereas with the Macbooks/Pros - there are replaceable RAMS, HDD, and Superdrives. There is very little room for anything to come loose, nor is there much to come loose inside the Air.
    MacBook Air Teardown - iFixit

    One could say that is one of the downsides - what you buy is what you get - there really isn't anything upgradeable in the Air.

    Anyway my wife has one of the original Airs and it works fine for standard tasks including watching movies. Note that the movies have to be put on the hard drive - otherwise you'll have to get an external USB superdrive for $99 from Apple.

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    update?
    Does anyone know if the macbook air is going to receive a new update in the next 6 months, or is it being phased out and replaced by the new iPad?

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