Who wants an 11" 64GB, 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM Model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by linkandzelda, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    As the title says, this option was left out of the various configurations available for the new MacBook Air 11". For me i dont need the extra disk space, and would rather have a 1.6GHz with 4GB Ram to cut those extra costs.

    I dont see a problem with this configuration. Infact It would be easier as it means one less Flash Storage to put inside. (im guessing it uses 2x 64GB for the 128). Anyone have an idea as to why this option dosnt exist? And of course, who is in the same boat as me?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    Apple wants you to pay more. I would like a 13" with 64BG SSD for 200$ less but Apple doesn't offer one. Same as with 256GB storage, it's possible to fit than in 11" but Apple wants people to pay more for 13".

    It's a simple marketing scheme to maximize profits.

    BTW; 64GB SSD = 4x16GB, 128GB = 4x32GB and 256GB = 4x64GB. The amount of chips is the same but density varies.
     
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    Tomple

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    Having only the 128 allows apple to charge more as there is no other option
    but i would have bought 128 either way as its a great size to have that little extra space
     
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    I see, I guessed it was probably something like that, They always offer the configurations in a sort of step up from worst to super.
     
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    Tomple

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    Gets them more money :)
     
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    You don't amass $51,000,000,000 USD in cash (and equivalents) by not being a smart company.

    (Yes, the 0's were added for emphasis).
     
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    Order the 11.6" Ulti and trade with someone who wants the 128GB SSD. ;)
     
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    Dammit Cubs

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    ordering the 128GB was probably the best move. Consider this

    I started off with 120GB after formatting. I installed my programs. Afters I'm left with 90GB. so thats 30 used up with apple's stuff + my dropbox + my installed programs like office and plex.

    if this was 64GB...lets say you start with 60GB after formatting, i would have 30GB left. After one HD movie i wanted to put on the desktop...its a 15 gig movie, it goes down to 15GB.

    Yes its a rip off for paying 200 bucks for 64 more gigs...but I'll take it. you never know what the future holds and its better to safe.
     
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    What HD movies do you have that are 15GB??? :eek: My Iron Man 2 1080p Blu Ray rip isnt even over 8GB...
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    The size depends on the quality of the encode. I have some blu-ray rips that are almost 20GB :D
     
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    EspressoLove

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    it seems that 256GB is 8x32GB, as per Toshiba Introduces MacBook Air 'Blade-Type' SSDs to Mass Market
     
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    WardC

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    Buy a 64GB model ($999 model) with the 64GB SSD and a 1.6 ultimate ($1399), open them both up and swap the SSD cards, then sell the low-end model with 128GB on eBay! You should probably sell the base with the 128GB for $1150 on eBay. You would need a torx-5 point security screwdriver, and about $2500 in cash.
     
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    Dammit Cubs

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    lol my ironman 2 flawless is about 12-15. haha.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its ok, i decided to go with the 13" model upgraded to 4GB RAM.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    That's what I've got, and I couldn't be happier.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    I was always going to get the 128GB model, 64GB just isn't enough for me :)
     

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