Mac Bok Air Shopping help

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bytezone, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. bytezone macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    I am totaly new to Apple computers and would greatly appreciate if anyone can help me with queries regarding shopping of Apple laptop.

    I am planning to buy a Mac book air with following configurations. Is it good..?? My intention is to use this laptop for Iphone development. I have pasted only the main configurations details. Let me know if you need more info.

    Processor 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Storage 80GB 4200-rpm Parallel ATA hard disk drive
    Mac OS 10.5 Lepard

  2. mrrippey macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2009
    The one you have spec'd out is a Rev A machine which is routinely bashed here. Rev B (which will cost you ate least $500 more from Apple) is a technically better machine all round.

    If that is all you are going to be doing however, it should be ok. I am sure others will chime in....

    Personally, since it is going to be my main computer (I am also going to do iPhone development on it and run Parallels) my funds are going to dictate if I get a Rev B or a Macbook unibody.

    Good luck with it.
  3. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    At least get the SSD for 1,199 I cant imagine doing all that on the regular hard drive. Other than that you should be good. If you realy want to work fast get the ALU Macbook or 1,299 SSD macbook air.:apple:
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    Just wondering why you would choose the old MBA version and not the new one? The new one is approaching six months since release, and is an amazing computer in every way.

    You should definitely understand undervolting via Cool Book, re-application of thermal paste for the CPU, and the list of problems with the original MBA, before you buy the original MBA. Be sure that you want to deal with those problems for the discount of buying the old version.

    The rev B MBA can be picked up for $1549 USD refurbished from It is a far superior computer in every way. Every major component was upgraded in the rev B MBA. Non-overheating 17W PENRYN CPU, Nvidia GPU at 4x performance and connect up to 30" ACD, 1066 MHz faster RAM, SATA drive controller with better performance, and an overall system that WORKS. No overheating, no core shutdown, no lockups, no fans blowing 6400 rpm making your MBA sound like a helicopter.

    Seriously though, find a way to buy a rev B MBA. It is worth every penny of the upgrade just for the hassle free MBA which will last many years and do everything from HD video to everything you would expect a Mac to do.

    Best wishes with whichever Mac you choose.
  5. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    I just bought the same one you are looking at, through the refurb store and got it for 999.00 it came brand new and is a great buy.

    Why spend the extra cash on a B, I went from a B back to a A and I am loving it!

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