13" 256SSD 8GB Ram slab of awesome

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thechris.prince, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. thechris.prince macrumors newbie

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    I just wanted to post on here my initial impressions for those that might be interested. I got a new 13" 256SSD 8GB Air and I'm in love. I upgraded from an late '06 Macbook and the difference is obviously huge. I do have the Samsung SSD and am getting 400 write speeds and 450 read speeds. Incredible. It opens a 22 MB photo launching photoshop cs4 in under 5 seconds. I don't have any games to test out, but overall the air just flies. I've timed a cold boot to useable in 11 seconds. I haven't heard the fans once, though I haven't really put it through its paces yet. But amazing that I haven't even heard it at all. And for me, heat....what heat.

    Now I don't want to sound just blind fanboy. I love this machine and haven't found a single fault yet. But I did have a 6 year update just fall in my lap :) Oh and if you can, AMEX is doing 5X points. Def the way to go.

    If you have any questions I'd be more than willing to answer them. Just let me know and I'll try to answer what I can.

    Chris.
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Congrats on your purchase!
    Is yours an i5 or i7?

    And I think it's time to update your signature ;)
     
  3. Speedyparker87 macrumors member

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    i5 or i7?? I got my sister the same setup as you with the i7 thinking faster = better. Now I'm reading a lot more about overheating with the i7 than i5 and second guessing myself. I would like to hear some reports of cool running, quiet fan i7s.

    Did you pickup any accessories?
     
  4. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I for one am jealous! :p

    Post some more benchmarks sometime...
     
  5. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    Are there different SSD manufactures this year too? Is there a sizable difference is speeds?
     
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  7. thechris.prince thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I picked up the i5. I figured if I was spending $100 on either the i7 or more ram, 8GB made a lot more sense in the long run. I'm incredibly happy with the upgrade. My macbook wouldn't power my 1080 22" monitor. It just would shut down. Should have the thunderbolt to hdmi adapter from monoprice here tomorrow. Other than that, I need to find a new bag. Any recommendations?

    and yes, I do think it is time to update the sig :)
     
  8. hashholly macrumors 6502

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    This is looking like my next laptop, glad to hear its awesome!
     
  9. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, you upgraded from an '06! I upgraded from a '10 and find the difference substantial. It must be night and day for you.

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  10. fleawannabe, Jun 18, 2012
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    fleawannabe macrumors regular

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    Glad to hear!!! Still debating on the same specs you have or a this refurb

    http://store.apple.com/us-hed/cart

    I know the Pro is a lot more computer and but the air is just so sexy and I will be upgrading from a late 2007 imac, my geekbench was 2750 so ill be impressed with either.

    Congratulations!!
     
  11. thechris.prince, Jun 18, 2012
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    thechris.prince thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was so overdue for the upgrade. You can wait forever, but I'm glad I waited for this round. :)

    Here's my geekbench.

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/767655
     
  12. juiceman311 macrumors member

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    So glad to find your review. I too have a late 2006 MacBook and am also looking at that exact configuration MacBook Air. Sounds perfect. If only Amazon had the 13" i5 8GB configuration I would jump all over it now! I have $1500 in Amazon giftcards that I am trying to figure out how I can convert over to this machine.
     

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