Did you choose MBA 1.6 or 1.8...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SFStateStudent, Mar 11, 2008.

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Did you choose MBA 1.6 or 1.8?

  1. MBA 1.6

    18 vote(s)
    29.5%
  2. MBA 1.8

    15 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. MBA 1.6 but wanted 1.8

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. MBA 1.6 didn't feel a need for 1.8

    22 vote(s)
    36.1%
  1. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    #1
    and why? And if you had to do it all over again, what would you do? :cool:
     
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    #2
    I chose a 1.6/80 then was given 1.8/64....can you guess which on I kept?

    Review
     
  3. dahcheet macrumors regular

    dahcheet

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    #3
    I got the 1.8/80. I could justify spending $300 for a little extra power but couldn't justify the $1000 for the SSD.
     
  4. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    I choose the 1.6 because I didn't need the extra 0.2. It's not my main machine and for what I use it for I wouldn't have seen any benefit from the faster processor.
     
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    #5
    1.6. Too lazy to BTO a 1.8/80gb and kept the money saved for a new MBP next year.
     
  6. joefrank64k macrumors 6502

    joefrank64k

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    #6
    After thinking about it I went with the 1.6, as I couldn't see the benefit of spending the $300 for what would be, at most, a 3% to 4% real world speed bump.

    I used the $300 to buy a superdrive (very glad I did...don't need it much, but when you do, you'll be happy you have it), a copy of Fusion, and an OEM copy of XP Pro SP2c.

    I've had it close to a month now and I love this laptop...to paraphrase Comic Book Guy..."BEST....LAPTOP...EVER"....

    And let me say to anyone who will start in about how the MBA doesn't have this or that....I know...if I wanted Firewire, dedicated graphics, etc, etc, I would've bought a MBP...

    Can you tell I'm happy with the MBA? Take it easy...
     
  7. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

    Mhaddy

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    #7
    In my Traveling in May - Buy Now? thread, I was debating getting an MBA now or closer to when I travel this summer. Well, last night I took the plunge and picked up a 1.6/80 b/c I couldn't justify the small real-world performance bump for $300. Now, I haven't opened the box yet, but I'm planning on using that $300 to get the extended warranty... and perhaps SuperDrive.
     
  8. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    1.8/64 all over again. It's just so speedy, and no moving parts to worry about!
     
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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  10. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    i played with both side by side and couldn't justify the excess cost of the 1.8. I would do it the same if i was going to buy another one.
     
  11. aussie.damo macrumors regular

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    #11
    1.6/80 - no regrets

    I chose the 1.6/80 combo. I figured that my Air is not intended to be a super powerful, does everything workhorse. An incremental speed increase wouldn't be worth the (almost) AUD2,000 premium.

    I couldn't be happier with my choice. The machine is snappy for everything I throw at it, which 90% of the time is web surfing and iTunes.

    Damo
     

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