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Old Jul 21, 2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Why no 512gb storage BTO option ??

I think that is the ONLY thing that is keeping me from buying a 13'' Macbook Air at the moment ..

I'm in the market for a new laptop and I think that the Air has finally become able to be used as a "main" computer .. I don't really care about the graphics but 256GBs are just not enough for me .. 512GBs would have been ideal ..
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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The rumor is they are soldered in this time (we'll see when iFixit does its teardown). My guess is that they concluded there wouldn't be a large enough market for a $2249 11" model or a $2299 13" model (assuming Apple would use the same $600 differential between the 256 and 512GB models they do in the Pro).

That said, I did pay $2398 (vs. list $2499) back in November 2008 for my 128GB SSD Rev B, but the Air was a niche (almost experimental) product back then.

Hopefully some Thunderbolt external portable drives come out soon.
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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I didn't fit in the 11" model so they decided to leave it out as an option all together.
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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Probably because there are only a couple 512GB SSD's in existence and they are both $839 just for the drive.
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Old Jul 21, 2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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The rumor is they are soldered in this time (we'll see when iFixit does its teardown). My guess is that they concluded there wouldn't be a large enough market for a $2249 11" model or a $2299 13" model (assuming Apple would use the same $600 differential between the 256 and 512GB models they do in the Pro).

That said, I did pay $2398 (vs. list $2499) back in November 2008 for my 128GB SSD Rev B, but the Air was a niche (almost experimental) product back then.

Hopefully some Thunderbolt external portable drives come out soon.
Still an option ( just like with the MBPs ) would have been nice .. I think that I would have paid that much to get a 512GB 13'' MBA ..
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