MacBook Air Problems: Video, Kernel Panic

Cult of Mac:

I’ve also encountered a video problem on my 13-inch MacBook Air. I observed horizontal sparkling bands running up and down the screen, but the computer did not freeze. Subsequently after rebooting the problem hasn’t happened again.

That’s not good and could be a sign of defective driver ICs, the firmware or the GPU.

… my Editor Leander Kahney, myself, and others have experienced kernel panics on their new MacBook Airs. Leander saw two kernel panics on a 13-inch model and one on an 11-inch model.