1.4 or 1.6?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by desistyle, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    I'm going to get a 11" mba with 4GB ram and 128gb flash storage. I'm on the fence on whether I should pay the extra $100 to go to a 1.6 core 2 duo. Will I even see any performance benefits with a 1.6?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    Personally, I don;lt think you'll see much in the way of benefit. What will struggle on a 1.4 is likely to struggle on a 1.6. The SSD is the vital part of the MBA, along with the ram. I got the 11.6 with 4gb, and 128 SSD... It;s been fine thus far. Played movies, transcoded some stuff using ffmpegx, and has been great battery wise. If you can afford it, or really want it, get the 1.6, but you'd be better off buying a nice case, or something like that.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    i've been cruising with my 1.4 and I use selenium ide (web automation) which seems to load up the processors, but doesn't overload them

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