C2D 1.6 worth the money?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hell0W0rld, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Hell0W0rld macrumors regular

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    Is the 1.6 worth the 78 € or is there no noticeable difference compared to the standart 1.4 C2D?
     
  2. yly3 macrumors 6502

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    For daily light use it shouldn't be any difference. But when you need more power or for future OS updates it does worth it.
     
  3. iPave macrumors member

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    I'm quite sure that 4GB ram upgrade has much more impact on performance. Remember, you can't add it afterwards.
     
  4. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    I have the 1.4 and its way faster then i thought it would be. im obsessed with ssd's now. overall i like my baseline but to be honest getting a refurbished ultimate model wouldnt have been much more then what i paid for the retail baseline. so i kinda regret it in terms of bang for the buck. windows 7 runs super speedy as well. i may buy an ultimate version and put just windows on this baseline and sell it to my sister as a travel machine.
     
  5. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    I had the opportunity to own the base 1.40 and now I have the ultimate 1.60. One thing I noticed is that the 1.60 has smoother HD playback (including from Youtube and Vimeo). The 1.40 HD playback is good enough for a lot of people and it doesn't chop that much, but for videophiles, the 1.60 is the way to go.

    I also had the chance to edit in Final Cut Express 4 on the slower 1.40, and you know what, it's not bad, I didn't notice lag during editing and it was buttery smooth.

    I hope this helps. :)
     

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