MBA: RevA vs RevB

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by frittino, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. frittino macrumors member

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  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    You are much better off going with rev B MBA.

    Less heat generated by Penryn CPU. Four times the graphics performance. Faster RAM. SATA drive controller.

    It's a little more money, but the rev B MBA is worth it. Start at $1549 refurbished at Apple.com.

    Good luck with whatever you buy.
     
  5. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Really rev A is fine for most needs the lines on B are bad.
     
  6. King t. macrumors regular

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    get the MBA rev:B, it'll be easier to upgrade the HD or SSD in the future ;)
    + the Rev:B has better graphic performance and also runs cooler.
     
  7. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Mine is running at 45-50 cant ask for a cooler one.
     
  8. SeanU macrumors member

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    If it meets your needs, and you like the price...

    Don't hesitate to get a MBA rev A. I'm not sure about UK prices, but check the price on refurbs at the Apple store first. The new rev. b does have a better graphics card for playing games, and watching hidef video... if you need that, then maybe that model is better for you... if you can afford its high price. Do your research and get what fits *your* needs.
     
  9. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I advise strongly for the Rev B, so long as you don't notice minor screen problems. A very high number of Rev B Air's have thin grey horizontal lines running across the display. I suggest you see a few in person first at the Apple Store. If you notice nothing, go for the Rev. B.
     
  10. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

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    Yes, there really is a big performance difference between the two:
    newer CPU, newer NVIDIA GPU, faster RAM. Changes which look small, but actually make a lot of difference, especially with Snow Leopard bringing effective GPU implementation.
     
  11. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    I just got my Rev A and I have to say it can and will handle all my needs, I am Happy I didnt waste 800.00 more on the B!
     

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