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Re: macbook air

Unread postby fu » Tue May 03, 2011 7:53 am

good to hear so guys, my experience w/ the mba must be my nemesis :P
looks like constant wifi use + aperture was pushing mine (or they both came from a problematic batch?). it'd sound like this

sky does yours bitch only ahboot flash? i could live with that as i don't depend on it

i love the 11" model, i'll sure try the next revision when it comes out :)

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Re: macbook air

Unread postby skywriter » Tue May 03, 2011 1:00 pm

fu, not sure what 'ahboot flash' means?

the 11 is sweet. i knew i didn't want the 13 inch because id was coming from a macbook of that size.
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby fu » Tue May 03, 2011 1:31 pm

darn punchlines, they don't come easy some times :)

i was asking if the fan revs up only when you're using some form of flash (audio. video, etc)

skywriter wrote:the 11 is sweet. i knew i didn't want the 13 inch because id was coming from a macbook of that size.

my thoughts exactly, anything bigger than 11 and the proportional zen of a road movie machine breaks (or we'd probably demand more than 2 usb ports)

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Re: macbook air

Unread postby skywriter » Tue May 03, 2011 2:00 pm

Ach mon, new I git Yur joke! Where does that fan rpm measurement widget come from?

I can't even keep 2 USB ports busy.
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby fu » Tue May 03, 2011 2:04 pm

:D

istat-something or good ol' ears, when the fan screams it iz bloody audible

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Re: macbook air

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue May 03, 2011 7:24 pm

I don't use Hulu, but I just watched a few films in YouTube HD for about 20 minutes or so.

I muted the sound at several points and could not hear any fan noise, except for a soft whirr if I held the keyboard up to my ear. In addition, at the end the machine was only moderately warm. Maybe fu got a machine where they forgot to add the heatsink lube, or maybe the UK models are different than the Canadian one which I have?

In any event, It is the perfect little machine. I suppose I should replace the antichrist :D with a mac mini as well:
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby skywriter » Tue May 31, 2011 9:19 am

Fu rumor has it new airs (this month????) will have sandy bridge. More goodness with less heat!
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby fu » Tue May 31, 2011 10:36 pm

ah, so the girl in the store was right. i'd love a silentfrozenesque one this time :)

syb how do you like yours so far? happy with it?

(i'm in production shoes these days, all cams no keyboards. i 's gonna be back rockers)

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Re: macbook air

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:41 am

Not only can I not get the fastfan on*, it doesn't even seem to get very warm to touch. Aperture and mathematica and building ports are about the only thing I do to tax it tho... also for the mathematica benchmark (I know, I know, but I had to see for myself!) it is only a few seconds slower than my big old monster box: dual opteron 254, 16gb ram, etc, etc, etc, 800 watts when unpluged... which was sold off along with everything else here that might have walked, talked, or quacked like a wintendo pc.

My only regret is not getting one sooner! Less time spent futzing with the computer means more time for more exciting things. It also cleaned up my work space here quite a bit as you can see compared to the photo above...
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it is also just as easy to carry around as my old thinkpad was :) more solid too.


*it is getting warm here... 28 yesterday, I baked a cake last nite and almost put the A/C on but went outside to play instead while the oven was on. I'll see what it does in two weeks when I dial my latitude further south for a while to go back to school... actually less than two weeks now :) my 3 month gig is almost over...
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby fu » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:34 pm

yay! factual data! both you and sky are happy with it, mine came off a noisy batch. thanks for the feedback gents :)

i'll sure test the next 11 or the pad2, whichever comes out first

oh and your desk looks so much sleeker now

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Re: macbook air

Unread postby guardian452 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:20 am

fu wrote:yay! factual data!

yes...

http://pohl.ececs.uc.edu/~mark/air_MathematicaMark8.pdf
air 1.4, 39.7 seconds
opteron 254, 36 seconds

the little guy can boogie!

and may I add that Aperture is the first photo program I have ever *enjoyed* using.
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:24 am

Freq: I found you a much better avatar:


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Re: macbook air

Unread postby josehill » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:50 pm

skywriter wrote:Freq: I found you a much better avatar:

No animated gif beats foetz's old avatar -
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:09 pm

josehill wrote:
skywriter wrote:Freq: I found you a much better avatar:

No animated gif beats foetz's old avatar -


strooth that!! besides it's like what, three frames? that's the best.
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Re: macbook air

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:34 pm

nononono, Gray Fox has the best

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