Our New MacBook Airs Are Bugging Out. Are Yours?

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Over the past couple of days, a few of us had the great good fortune of receiving our new MacBook Airs direct from Shanghai via FedEx. Is there anything so thrilling as the promise of a fresh computer, sealed in its box, untouched and cold cold cold?

But wait! Hold up. Our brand-spanking-new MBAs are bugging out! Earlier this afternoon, mine froze abruptly, with few programs running. And just now an ominous-looking black box flashed onto my screen, announcing that I need to restart my computer, no explanation.

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Tipped off by Giz intern Michael Zhao (whose MBA gave him the same shenanigans earlier, as did his brother's), I rebooted to Disk Utility mode, verified disk permissions, and repaired the permissions errors that were reported.

It's worth noting, I think, that all three of our computers have the upgraded RAM.

Anyone else experience the same issue/s? Something different? Discuss!

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jehovasblitzness
Jehovah's Blitzness

On the new 11" MBA with upgrade RAM and I've gotten that a couple times in the last 7 or 8 days. It's always while doing something in Chrome, and always on a website that has a bunch of multimedia (ESPN and Gawker sites, I'm looking at you.)

Don't really want to switch to Safari if it is a Chrome problem, so I think I'll just save early/save often until it gets fixed.