Anybody already have an 11" 1.8GHz i7/256GB model in hand?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by WardC, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    Just as the title states:

    Does anybody already have the 11.6" 1.8GHz i7/256GB SSD model?

    This would be considered the "ultimate" 11" spec model.

    From what I understood, these were only available from Apple online, BTO, and you can't get this configuration in stores. But I might be wrong.
  2. macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I am wondering this as well. My 11-inch ultimate won't be here until Tuesday or so.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2005
    San Diego
    I do, I bought it today in the Apple store in Fashion Valley (San Diego). When I went in there, they had 3 configurations of the 11", the 2 base line ones, and the ultimate (1.8 i7 256gb). With student discount it was $1699.62. They seemed to have several in the store, I'd make sure to call the store in advance and ask if they have it in stock first.

    There wasn't a line either when I went there, just a crap load of people everywhere.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    I got one too

    Got it this morning at the Lexington Fayette Mall Apple Store. At first they told me they only had the published Air configurations. I asked them to double check and they found one for me.
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2011
    No Ultimate 11" here in Des Moines. I had them double-check, too. Mine is going to come in Monday or Tuesday as per the 2-3 day Fed Ex delivery. I'll update how it's running WoW and HD video and the like so long as there aren't 1,000,000 threads on it by that time.
  6. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yes. I purchased it this morning from the store on 5th Avenue. They had the two base models and the "ultimate" 11" model in stock.
  7. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

    It's transferring data right now. I bought it in the store.

    note: I'm sort of happy about this, as I really like the 11" (have been using one), but thought that the 13" would get the beefier stuff. Not so.

    I guess they realized that the fans were going to go crazy no matter what, so Hey! WTF!!! :)
  8. macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I never expected the 11 to match the specs of the 13. For that, I am surprised.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Perhaps it was a bit of an experiment to begin with, so now they fit it in a normal slot, since I imagine the sales are briskish.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    Picked it up in Phoenix AZ today. All our Apple stores in the area have ultimate in stock currently.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    +1 for an 11" ultimate bought in store. In South Bend Indiana of all places!
  12. macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Just picked mine up from the store with all my data and apps migrated to it.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    :eek: Sweet! Congratulations to everyone who snagged theirs. Keep the impressions and benchmarks coming. Also interested in your gaming benchmarks, heat (or lack of) and battery life.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2011
    I just bought one from the exact same store. Boom. My first macbook.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
  15. macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    Although I'm still migrating data, I'll post some preliminary results. I'm running clamshell connected to a 27" ACD. Time Machine Backup is running, transferring files from the old MBP and downloading XCode. CPUs are the hottest component at around 150 F. Fan has spun up to 5400 RPM at the fastest I've noticed, but was still relatively silent (More so than my 2009 MBP).
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    Thanks, man. We're eyes wide open for your findings. I also heard the 11" Ultimate might get slightly better framerates in gaming compared to the 13" Ultimate. Enjoy!

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