Does the Rev B feel "snappier" compared to the A?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ascender, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    I'm in a real conundrum here. I don't need the processing power of the new Macbook as I do anything major on my iMac. All I use a laptop for is browsing the web, email, music, occasional very light use of Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

    I had a loan of a Rev A MBA for a week and I found that it felt sluggish compared to a Macbook of the time even while doing fairly light usage stuff. Has that improved with the Rev B machines at all? Sorry for not being very scientific with my terms, but apart from the issues playing video, there wasn't anything wrong with it as such, it just felt slow in general.

    I wasn't sure if it was because I was used to running Leopard with 4Gb RAM or if it was the lack of SSD option.

    So as things stand, I'm looking to buy a new laptop but can't decide whether to go for the Macbook or MBA.

    Any thoughts on how the new model has improved over the original?
  2. dlblarg macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    It's snappy on some things and slower on others. With the SSD, apps open like whammo, photoshop has never opened faster, but it's also slower to save a file (I don't know why that is, but it is).
  3. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Define "light usage". The 1.6ghz C2D shouldn't feel sluggish doing anything light, except poorly optimized apps.
  4. kloan macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
    Having owned both hdd versions, yes it definitely feels snappier.

    It's a shame Apple can't wrap their heads around flash video optimization though.. I'm seriously sick of the frickin stuttering.
  5. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Wrong company, but they the first letter is the same.

    They haven't shown any competence at getting it to run well on anything other than Windows Desktop.

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