Looking for SSD/1.6GHz or HDD/1.8GHz Owners

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by arn, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001

    Looking for someone with the 1.6GHz SSD or 1.8GHz HDD model of MacBook for benchmark purposes.

  2. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    plenty of benchmarks on this forum and elsewhere on the web.
  3. dthree36 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    There everywhere but not sure it matters to me

    I decided to go with the 1.8Ghz with the SSD. Is it worth the extra 1300 hundred, well to me it is. I have read so many benchmark posts that it has made me slightly insane because the findings don't show much of a benefit for the 1.8Ghz model. I am not sure how the benchmarking tools work but all I can say is that I have used both models, the 1.6 with regular HD and the 1.8 with the SSD. Maybe I just want to believe what I see and that is that there is definitely a speed difference between the two models. The 1.8 just seemed so much more speedy than the 1.6 with the 1.8 PATA drive.

    I guess more importantly I just felt that I would be a little more secure with the SSD than with the spinning 1.8 drive. If one is to be frugal then the 1.6 should be fine and I suppose you could save some money waiting for SSD's to drop and upgrade later. Me, I hate waiting because it seems like i will wait and wait and quiet honestly go insane reading posts about what is better and get lost in others opinions. I made my own and went all in and must say I am still happy with my purchase and have no regrets.
  4. phoxrenvatio macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2007
    he's not looking for 1.8/ssd and 1.g/hdd, he's looking for benckmarks on the non-standard configs!
  5. kyleen66 macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
  6. alpinadvl macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    would love to hear of these results !

    (please accept the bump courtesy of me)

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