MBA: Creeping up on the Polycarbonite MB.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Quad 2.5 G5 =), Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

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    I can see that the MBA is getting better and better. It is also making me wonder if I should replace my 2.4 Blackbook. My main question is this: Does the 256GB SSD that is available in the MBP models fit in the MBA? (If I bought an MBA, I would need more space than 120 or 128GB) Also, Apple should make a BTO option of 4GB RAM, or, better yet, make 4GB standard. I do not need to connect my Apple Portables to a display, so could the Mini-DisplayPort be replaced by a USB port or an FW800 (or 400) port? Is the 2.13 MBA more powerful than the 2.4 BlackBook?
     
  2. Balthezor macrumors member

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    Sorry, but the HD in the MBA is not replaceable. Your stuck with either the 120GB HDD or the 128GB SSD.
     
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  4. Quad 2.5 G5 =) thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am wondering if why Apple doesn't offer the 256GB SSD as a BTO option.
     
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I think within six months we will see a new "high-end" MBA with 4 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. Lots of discussion on the board before about the SSD tech just not being ready. In fact, I think the new high end 2.13 GHz with 128 SSD will be the low end model. At that time, I predict the prices will be closer to $1799 and $2499 again. That's my guess.

    I use mine as my primary Mac. It's really nice. Plenty fast with 2.13 and SSD! Does need 4 GB RAM for some to make it their primary Mac. And people have to get used to remote storage of entertainment and software data.
     
  6. Balthezor macrumors member

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    No idea, I would have loved a 256GB SSD option even without the $700 price cut.
     
  7. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Probably because there are no 1.8" 5 mm 256 GB SSDs out there.
     

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