MacBook Air 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo vs new Sandy Bridge chips

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hick3158, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. hick3158 macrumors newbie

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    Will there be a big Difference when the new macbook Airs are equipped with a Sandy Bridge processor? I am currently deciding on ordering the 13 inch 256GB 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Air or should I wait for the Sandy Bridge processors? How much faster will the Sandy Bridge processors be? When do you think Lion will be released?
     
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Search or look on the first 3 pages, already asked many times
     
  3. hick3158 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any idea as to when Lion will be released? More towards the end of July?
     
  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    This has also been discussed, on the first page of MR. Wanna go for a third question that's already been answered?
     
  5. hick3158 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what would you do? Take a gamble and wait for the sandy bridge processors with Lion installed or buy the sure thing that works well now?
     
  6. racketeer71 macrumors regular

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    The pros and cons of buying now versus waiting for Sandy Bridge have also been discussed several times over in the last weeks. Look at the other threads in the forum.
     
  7. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    pissy-comment-about-why-you-haven't-searched-for-this-already.
     
  8. hick3158 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wanted your opinions, not the opinions of others from other threads.
     
  9. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Our opinions would be the same as our opinions from other threads
     
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  11. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    to answer your question instead of posting many comments asking you to search.
    cpu-wise, the new airs will be a lot better. if you don't care about gaming, wait for sandy bridge. in the other hand, if you don't need a really strong cpu and you only want the mba for surfing/chatting/movies, buy the current one, it's more than enough.
    Lion will be released in july.
     
  12. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    I don't think there's much of a "gamble" it's more of do you want to wait for the new stuff or get the existing stuff now.
     
  13. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    The current MBA is by no means a 'gaming' machine, and since you haven't actually seen the upcoming MBA i think you should reserve judgement on how it performs in the area.

    As for the OPs CPU question. The current CPUs were released in Quarter 3 of 2008 so they'll be a large improvement.
     
  14. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    even if you wait it isn't a gamble. you'll still be able to purchase the current models after the new ones are released.
     
  15. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    LOFL, don't do that, I'm 62 the depends are already wet:eek::rolleyes::D
     
  16. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    wait until the new ones are released, the old ones will be shipped back, stripped of fancy packaging, and sold as refurb,at a lower price.:eek:
     
  17. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    a non douchebot response, this is how the forum is supposed to work;)
     
  18. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    I respectfully disagree.

    Discussion forums are for the sharing and dissemination of knowledge as well as being an information resource. They are not for the repeated answering of the same question because some people refuse to search.

    In this case, Searching isn't even necessary. A simple reading of thread titles would have led the OP to the answers. However, it's a losing battle since there are far too many people willing to enable and encourage poor behavior.
     
  19. nebulos macrumors 6502a

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    actually, no. people should search and make use of the extensive amount of information already available in the forum.

    these questions have been so beaten to death, even referring to them as 'beaten to death' has been beaten to death.

    every new thread like this decreases the quality of the forum and is very discouraging, if not insulting, to those that have been kind enough to share their wisdom and advice in the past. personally, with so much overposting before the update, the last few months have served to greatly turn me off of this forum.

    it can be annoying to search; reading threads, which are often very scatterbrained, can be hard. it's much easier to ask, so a lot of people just do. the more this tolerated, the more it will happen.

    you may say its inconsiderate to point people to the search bar, but i think its inconsiderate of people to ignore it for their convenience, at the expense of others'.
     
  20. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Well stated. This environment is a direct result of the owners wanting more activity at the expense of the quality of the site. The only time moderators or administrators step in to combine threads, or much more likely close threads, is when they duplicate something in one of the News and Article Discussion forums.

    Any time there's a pending Apple product or a jailbreak, this same thing happens and MR does nothing about it.
     
  21. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    obviously the air isn't a gaming machine but the current air is (almost 100% sure) better for gaming than the new one with sandy bridge.
     
  22. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    If you want to game on your MBA, get OnLive. Problem solved provided you have decent bandwidth.
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Are you new to internet message boards?
     
  24. racketeer71 macrumors regular

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    MacRumors, meet Eternal September.


    (And the veterans on the board, that doesn't find this to be annoying. Sigh.)
     
  25. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    No. Are you? Messaging boards? Thanks for the laugh. At least you didn't call them bulletin boards.
     

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