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amawg9
Feb 7, 2008, 10:59 PM
Do you think the 1.80GHz is worth the $300 dollar upgrade on the SSD? Why or why not?



arn
Feb 7, 2008, 11:09 PM
depends on your needs.

I would say if you can afford it, any little bit helps, since the processor is slower than most others

If you don't want to spend the extra $300, it's not a big upgrade anyway and not a big bang/buck.

You can also look at these benchmarks to help:
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/macbook-air-ssd-review.ars/1

arn

CD3660
Feb 7, 2008, 11:09 PM
Do you think the 1.80GHz is worth the $300 dollar upgrade on the SSD? Why or why not?

All the SSD models come with 1.8Ghz.

Presumably you mean the HDD model?

arn
Feb 7, 2008, 11:11 PM
All the SSD models come with 1.8Ghz.

Presumably you mean the HDD model?

You can custom build a 1.6GHz SSD or a 1.8GHz HDD.

arn

CD3660
Feb 7, 2008, 11:15 PM
Sorry Arn, but I can't see that (custom build a 1.6GHz SSD) on Apple's website:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9854003/wo/UY46g8WNoNIe34xvgL8AnkjSmnZ/6.?p=0

izibo
Feb 7, 2008, 11:19 PM
Sorry Arn, but I can't see that (custom build a 1.6GHz SSD) on Apple's website:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9854003/wo/UY46g8WNoNIe34xvgL8AnkjSmnZ/6.?p=0

well, no one is perfect...

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9854003/wo/UY46g8WNoNIe34xvgL8AnkjSmnZ/15.?p=0

diabolic
Feb 7, 2008, 11:20 PM
Sorry Arn, but I can't see that (custom build a 1.6GHz SSD) on Apple's website:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9854003/wo/UY46g8WNoNIe34xvgL8AnkjSmnZ/6.?p=0

Try here:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9854003/wo/UY46g8WNoNIe34xvgL8AnkjSmnZ/10.?p=0

Mac OS X Ocelot
Feb 7, 2008, 11:22 PM
Weird, you can't even get the HDD for the 1.8GHz. It comes with the SSD and you can't customize the drive.

EDIT: I see what CD is saying. I tried checking the store and I couldn't customize the HD on either model. Now that I clicked your links I can customize the HD on the 1.6GHz but not the 1.8GHz.

CD3660
Feb 7, 2008, 11:23 PM
well, no one is perfect...

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/9854003/wo/UY46g8WNoNIe34xvgL8AnkjSmnZ/15.?p=0

Touchez! Now why couldn't I find that page! :confused:

clayj
Feb 7, 2008, 11:24 PM
Weird, you can't even get the HDD for the 1.8GHz. It comes with the SSD and you can't customize the drive.The way you do that is to select the 1.6/80 and then choose to upgrade the CPU to 1.8. That's how you get a 1.8/80.

Mac OS X Ocelot
Feb 7, 2008, 11:27 PM
The way you do that is to select the 1.6/80 and then choose to upgrade the CPU to 1.8. That's how you get a 1.8/80.

Hah. Shut up, I'm not stupid, i'm very tired.

Touchez! Now why couldn't I find that page! :confused:

It happened to me too. I don't know why either. It's not us, it's the website somehow.

amawg9
Feb 7, 2008, 11:32 PM
All the SSD models come with 1.8Ghz.

Presumably you mean the HDD model?

You are right I did mean HDD:D My fault. Thanks for the responses.

CD3660
Feb 7, 2008, 11:38 PM
You are right I did mean HDD:D

That is some consolation, but I did open up a can of worms for a while by wrongly assuming that all SSD models came with the 1.80 Ghz processor. :o

Apart from not having heard anyone refer to a 1.6 SSD, I jumped to the conclusion that all SSD's had the 1.8 in view of the hefty price tag!