Why no 512gb storage BTO option ??

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

  1. macrumors member

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    I think that is the ONLY thing that is keeping me from buying a 13'' Macbook Air at the moment ..

    I'm in the market for a new laptop and I think that the Air has finally become able to be used as a "main" computer .. I don't really care about the graphics but 256GBs are just not enough for me .. 512GBs would have been ideal ..
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    The rumor is they are soldered in this time (we'll see when iFixit does its teardown). My guess is that they concluded there wouldn't be a large enough market for a $2249 11" model or a $2299 13" model (assuming Apple would use the same $600 differential between the 256 and 512GB models they do in the Pro).

    That said, I did pay $2398 (vs. list $2499) back in November 2008 for my 128GB SSD Rev B, but the Air was a niche (almost experimental) product back then.

    Hopefully some Thunderbolt external portable drives come out soon.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I didn't fit in the 11" model so they decided to leave it out as an option all together.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Probably because there are only a couple 512GB SSD's in existence and they are both $839 just for the drive.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Still an option ( just like with the MBPs ) would have been nice .. I think that I would have paid that much to get a 512GB 13'' MBA ..
     

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