Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have recently purchased a MacBook Air and the speakers sound tiny. Does anyone know how many watts the speakers in the 2011 Macbook Airs have?

share|improve this question
1  
Would that be "tinny", not "tiny"? –  daviesgeek Sep 22 '11 at 6:19
1  
The number of watts is irrelevant here. The size of the speaker is the limiting factor and given the size of the MacBook Air, it shouldn't be a surprise you're not getting "big" sound. –  EmmEff Sep 22 '11 at 13:58
    
My 2011 air is quite loud. Lounder than my all previous notebooks really. –  Ratanachai S. Nov 19 '11 at 15:03
add comment

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

The simple answer is - not many.

The iFixit teardown of an earlier model (mid-2010) suggests 1-2 watts. The teardown of the 2011 model says nothing has changed since then.

share|improve this answer
    
I'm inclined to agree. I think finding the real value may be quite challenging. 1.5-3 watts seems like a good ballpark figure. And really, would it matter if it was a couple watts more? –  cksum Sep 22 '11 at 8:47
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.