White Macbook 2.2Ghz or Macbook Air 1.6Ghz ??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by myuserid08, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I currently have a 2.2Ghz white macbook 120gb hard drive, warranty ends March.
    Or I have the option to upgrade/downgrade to a macbook air, 1 year warranty, 80gb hard drive, 1.6Ghz.

    Do you think I should go for the Air or stick with the macbook?
    I'm thinking about going for the Air as its got a years warranty and it wont cost much to upgrade.

    What are your thoughts :confused:
  2. macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Air is a massive downgrade, not to mention all the problems that the early models had.

    Avoid it.
  3. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    The Air is not a downgrade by any means; it's like comparing a steak knife to a pizza cutter; they are not the same.

    It's really based on need (and how much money you can spend).

    If you never use the optical drives, you networks are all wireless and you just need a portable machine, then the Air is an excellent choice.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The Air is less powerful so I'd recommend sticking with the MacBook. Check out eBay, AppleCare costs roughly $100-$150 for the MacBook.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2006
    I'd stick with the MacBook. Unless you really need the air's level of portability, I'd consider the Air a downgrade.
  6. macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    If you need an underpowered laptop that can fit in this....

    then sure get it. A MBA was never meant to be a primary computer. Just spend the $125-150 and buy extended AppleCare for your current MB.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2008
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    I disagree, I think you should get the Air, depending of course on what you need the computer for.

    I hated dealing with the cracking issues on the white macbooks. And with regards to the air being underpowered, that's a myth. My girlfriend's air doesn't core-shutdown, nor does it have any of the other issues from earlier. Plus you get a years worth of apple care on that machine, and that's always a plus.

    I personally have a 2.0 AlumBook and I think the Air would be sufficient for my needs. I study at a university, so i surf the web, use office apps, watch hd movies, itunes, and even VMware to code (Visual Basic, SQL). I've used these successfully on the 1.6 air.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    Unless you can think of a good reason to trade down in disk capacity and CPU speed, plus lose the optical drive, one USB port, ethernet and firewire, I'd stay with what you've got.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    I'd stick it out with your current computer. Faster/more powerful CPU, more HDD space, better expandability, and a self-serviceable battery.

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