I am guessing that somebody using an MBA is not a heavy user
Haha, you've got that one wrong! I know many iOS developers (myself included) that use the MBA as their primary machine. What people don't understand is that the MBA is powerful enough for 90% of people that would use a MacBook of some form. Technology has really moved on which makes the 1.x GHz processors in MBAs more powerful than older Quad Core i7s!
try searching "Air" in http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks
I am guessing that somebody using an MBA is not a heavy user and will not be transferring large files over WIFI. Also if they are using it for 'internet-ing', then they will be hard pushed to get an ISP to keep up anyway.
Bottom line, probably not much a big deal in real world applications.
I am guessing that somebody using an MBA is not a heavy user and will not be transferring large files over WIFI.
I will be ordering both pretty soon (well the MBA and a Time Capsule), will report back once I have them
Actually the opposite is true. The MacBook Air has limited storage in the SSD. Having a faster connection to your network-based storage will be a huge win.
Got my 11" air and my 2TB time capsule yesterday. The wireless connection seems faster while browsing the web and stuff but the most noticeable part is when the mac is backing up through time machine. It is significantly faster at backing up then my imac. Overall pretty happy with the purchase.
Does anyone have BOTH the Airport Extreme AC (or Time capsule) & new Macbook Air? Curious to see what performance increase you see over LAN to a NAS or something.