256 or 512 flash storage? And any sign of a quad-core MBA coming any soon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by FatGuy007, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. FatGuy007 macrumors 6502

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    That outrageous price for 512gb drive is questioning whether i should take it or not, I will not use an external hard drive since it ruin portability.
    But I will install some light games and apps like Adobe CS6 collection, Final Cut pro, Motion, Aperture, iWork, iLife, Microsoft Office, Logic Studio 9 (only mainstage and logic pro), and nearly 10 other 50-100mb apps.
    And will their be any speed differance.?
    I will not install Bootcamp

    And if Apple has the room to put a Quad-Core and make it just as powerful the macbook pro, how will it be? I just remember reading an article about it on March.
     
  2. macneubie macrumors regular

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    If their specs battery life at 3 hours will u buy it?
     
  3. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What?
    I am just asking if a bigger SSD will be necessary, and does more ssd storage speed up the laptop.
    I will be buying one tomorrow, needless to say i am excited.
     
  4. ixodes macrumors 601

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    The storage capacity of the SSD, will not have any impact on speed. Think carefully about your requirements & how you plan to use any model of computer you choose. Getting the right one will be quite satisfying, if you let impulses get in the way, you may regret the purchase.

    All to often Mac buyers choose what's cool looking, instead of what will do the job best.
     
  5. macneubie macrumors regular

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    A bigger SSD will have negligible impact on the battery life.

    A quad-core has significant impact. This answers your second question in the thread title.
     
  6. FatGuy007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks guys.
    I guess I could just save me 500$ and get 256
     
  7. ckeck macrumors 6502a

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    Based on this quote alone you had better get the 512 GB or risk kicking yourself in the butt later.
     
  8. Retina Display macrumors newbie

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    Isn't the i7 MacBook Air 4 Cores (2 Cores, 4 threads, OS recognizes as 4 Cores)

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    We both run Motion, Final Cut Pro X, After Effects and heavy stuff on our MacBook Air!

    It's not that slow, except if you're trying to real time render advanced templates on AE or Motion. You'll get 10-15 FPS. But Final Cut Pro X works heavenly.

    Trust me, I have the world's current fastest MBA.
     
  9. Wokis macrumors regular

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    Which is still 2 cores. The ULV i5 also comes with 4 threads.
     

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