Just in - 1.6 w/ SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alexglee, Dec 4, 2008.

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    alexglee

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    It seems snappy. I opted to save $200 on the processor. Do you guys think the upgrade is worth $200? Does it really speed it up that much faster?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Personally I don't think it's worth it for the extra speed. See the SSD makes so much more of a difference than .2GHz. I would doubt you could tell the difference. It's not like the 1.6GHz is going to be slow and the 1.86GHz is going to be snappy...after all it's only about a 10% CPU difference. In the real world that probably translates to like a 2% difference which will be hard to even measure for day to day stuff. Save the $200 and buy the next revision of the Air in a few years...which will make both of these new Rev Bs look archaic ;)

    Kan-O-Z
     
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  4. macrumors 6502

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    maybe the $200 could have been better spent elsewhere but what can you do now? enjoy the computer and dont look back.
     
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    Congrats on your MBA and enjoy it; I'm envious and impressed.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  6. h1d
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    h1d just made me think about this in a different way. You just earned yourself a free iPhone 3G by doing what you did. Trust me you'll notice and appreciate an iPhone a LOT more than you would .26 GHz :)

    Kan-O-Z
     
  8. h1d
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    I understand that... when you go for 2500 bucks of purchase, sometimes 200 seems like a decent CPU upgrade :eek: (But then, you can buy a whole good CPU for a desktop at it as well...) And I was planning to get 1.86 rev B as well...(digits do make me blind...)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Ironic

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    Its not going to make that big of a difference, for me I just bought the 1.8 because it was there at Apple, but love the ssd drive all my macbooks will now have them.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Besides the CPU speeds, anyone notice the search for "gay donkey porn" on the 2nd link?
    Wonder what justit likes other than a fast MAC.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Those were NCMacGuy's screen shots...not mine...honest not mine! :p
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Yeah, of course ;)
    I'm buying Macbook Air 64 GB SSD these days, and I'm so happy about it! It better not disappoint me. Enjoy yours everyone :)
     

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