All 13" i7 ultimates have samsung ssd ??????

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I have read all the other threads and have yet to see any of the 13" i7 ultimates with toshiba ssd/flash storage.
    Am I mistaken?
    I am going to order a 13" ultimate i7 1.8 256gb from either amazon or macmall to avoid taxes. I plan to order the moment they are in stock.
    The deal is I am in europe so once my air is bought and shipped to me via reshipper I am pretty much stuck with it. I dont care how small the difference is or whether or not I will feel the difference, I will definitely be less than satisfied if I do not get a samsung blade.
    Of course there are no 100% guarantees but I am really wondering if any 13" ultimates have come with the toshiba ssd and if yes then where and when were they purchased?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    It would be very nice if this is true but I'm afraid not.

    I vaguely recall seeing a poster with 13" with Toshiba 256GB yesterday, but I'm not entirely sure.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    macmall will get them July 28th eta. I asked if they could open it to verify samsung and he said nope. LOL oh well worth a try.:

    Has anyone had any luck simply calling local apple store and they can check if they have the ultimates in stock?

    At least that way I could play ssd lottery until I got the samsung one. To me its is worth it to pay the taxes just to be sure.
     
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    There has been a lot higher percentage with SM models, but the Toshiba models are also in there, OR people are misreporting was size they got. We'll see!
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Mine has both the Samsung display and Samsung SSD.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lucker.
    :)
     
  8. macrumors member

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    can someone fill me in?
    what difference is there between the samsung / toshiba ssd or screen?:confused:
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    The Samsung SSD is a bit faster. The samsung panel is said to have better viewing angels.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Thanks apple expert. But how "true" is this - any tests been done??

    Could we not check on the 'specs tag' at the back of the box?
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    Yes its been test. Here are some screen shots posted by the users here.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1193767
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    There have been a few with Toshiba SSDs. I ordered one as well, fingers crossed for a Samsung.

    As for the displays they are pretty similar the Samsung has better angles, the LG has been white / contrast which will be important if color accuracy is important.
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    Here is my xbench.
     

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  14. macrumors 68000

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    How do I find out which SSD and which display are in it?

    It sounds like double Samsung is the best combination.
     
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  17. macrumors 6502

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    Yes I believe so
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Here is a comparison with my MacBook Pro 2011 2.3 i5 with a Vertex 3 SSD:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. macrumors 65816

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    Thats for that. Obviously your SSD is faster, but not by much. Just glad SSD are getting faster in general. :)
     
  20. macrumors member

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    I was surprised to be honest.

    Although the speed is noticeable, at the apple store on a 13" MBA i5 Samsung SSD i copied the iWork09 folder from applications onto the desktop and it took around 45 seconds give a take. I done the same copy and paste on my MacBook Pro i5 Vertex 3 SSD and it took 19 seconds.
     
  21. rds
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    How much storage in each? If your Vertex has more memory – thus more memory chips – it will be faster.
     
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    My first '11 13" ultimate had samsung SSD and LG screen. Replacement has Samung screen and Toshiba SSD.

    I think I'm okay with the trade.:D
     
  23. macrumors member

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    its a 128 drive (120gb usable)
     

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