11.6" Ultimate or 11.6" (1.4ghz/4gb/64)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cerano, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2010
    Hey guys im finalising my purchase this week so which do you think i should get?

    Will the 11.6" 1.4ghz be enough? Mostly word processing does it make any difference in gaming or do you think i should just push it and go with the ultimate? I'd have to stretch my budget a fair bit with the ultimate
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    Even though I managed ok with a RevA MBA 1.6/2/80 as a primary machine for a year or so I admit it was a bit slow and when I decided to try a 2010 11.6 MBA i was a bit worried about 1.4ghz (and absolutely knew 64gb of SSD and 2gb of ram were not enough for my current needs).

    After a couple weeks of using the 11.6" MBAu as my primary machine I am very impressed. It could actually be my only machine not just my primary if supplemented with external storage and an occasionally used cd/dvd reader.

    I seldom max out the 1.6 CPU wise. Sometimes some java based apps manage it for a few seconds at a time but my routine office, database, drawing, and music/ video activities don't seem to stress it much and it stays quiet and cool.

    Only you can say for sure but I expect a lot of folks would be happy with the 1.4.

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