is new MBA better mac then macbook white 2007?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by chriso89, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. chriso89 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    #1
    i have an macbook core 2 duo from 2007. 80 gb hdd and 1.5 gb ddr2?ram

    wil the new macbook air 13" be a better mac and faster? my mac get the round color ball alot.

    i only use this programs, Adium, Friefox, Chrome, Safari, iPhoto and itunes.

    and do i need 4 gb ram or is the 2gb the best choice?


    sorry bad english
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #2
    It should feel faster because of the SSD, everything will open almost immediately. I would get 4GB because the RAM is not upgradeable.
     
  3. chriso89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    #3
    instant on apps would be great! my macbook white take 12 sec to open iphoto. i hate the waiting:p
     
  4. Phycoduck macrumors regular

    Phycoduck

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    #4
    I would save the money and upgrade the HD and RAM.

    if your macbook is 'Macbook 3.1', you can upgrade your ram to 6GB... if you want to.
     
  5. chriso89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    #5
    this is an macbook 2.1

    i dont wanna upgrade it becuse the scrren has 2 green lines and dvd drive is broken and more. its not worth it:) this machine is 2007 model so i want a new mac::)

    i think the macbook air 4gb ddr3 ram + 128 gb ssd is a good mac for me:) i use 55 gb of my 80 gb hdd now, so a 120 gb ssd is all that i need:) i think. hace an external drive on 120 gb that i can storage movies and old pictures on:)
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

    maril1111

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Location:
    Denmark
    #6
    its better to upgrade it to 4gb ddr2 ram because that way he gains dual channel support... also 6gb is still expensive
     
  7. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Location:
    England
    #7
    The general speed will be miles ahead of your macbook, go for it.
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #8
    The MBA will be miles ahead of your current MacBook - Apart from the fact that is is missing a few ports and it has no optical drive ;) However if you don't need those things I think you'll love it!
     
  9. bolsen78 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    #9
    EXACTLY. I have the same MB he has and I deff do not need the optical drive I never use it to be honest. I can pretty much say that I cannot remember the last time I did use it. So a few days ago prior to knowing about the new MBAs i was in the market for the MBP but it isnt as light as the MBA which is what I wanted. I am grateful for this site or that I found it or I would have never new about the MBA either. :D
     
  10. chriso89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    #10
    sam here. never use it the only time i was going to use it was when my playstation 3 died. but then tha superdrive on my macbook died. no movies that day:( and no, it was not on friday 13:)

    i want to se pictures of the 13"macbook air next to an 13"macbook pro. i wanne se hot much thiner it is on the back side.
     
  11. bolsen78 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    #11
    LOL wasnt Friday the 13th!! Sorry for that I love movies as well but usually do not use my MB for those. I did only once but that was something I rented on Itunes. I wouldnt mind seeing pics of both either but I think I am in the market for the 11.6 so far ppl have been saying that it isnt that small. I would still keep my MB for much heavier things like college. But the pics would be nice since I havent found those on here yet either. Just the 11.6 pics mostly.
     
  12. Stoutman11 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    #12
    why should he spend $999 minimum when he can spend $120-150 to upgrade his RAM to 4 gb and his HD to 250 or 500gb??

    I have a 3,1 macbook and i am doing just that. I have a core 2 duo with 2 ghz and will have 4 gigs or RAM and 250 HD (not upgrading t0 7200 to avoid heat and vibration). Going from 1 gig of RAM and 80 gb HDD- so 4 times the improvement!

    So faster processor, same or more ram and more storage. He could even get the hybrid HDD with 4gb of flash memory in the drive for fairly cheap. As opposed to $999.

    If you have the money and your macbook is not meeting all your needs then by all means get the AIR and enjoy. I like the AIR too but i choose to upgrade my macbook.
     
  13. chriso89 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Location:
    Norway
    #13
    why? becuse this macbook sucks;)

    its bent down on both sides. the mouse oshes it self becuse of that somtimes. the screen have 2 green lines. the dvd drive makes sounds in 30 sec everytime it turns on
     
  14. Stoutman11 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    #14

    ah... well then yes it sounds time for a replacement. I didnt know it was damaged or in poor condition. Go for the AIR and enjoy! Let us know how it compares!
     

Share This Page