Mba Revision 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ipodtouchy333, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2007
    I know it's a little early...well not a little, a lot. Anyways what are you all hoping/expecting for in the macbook air revision 2. I'm holding out for the 2nd revision due to the fact I rarely by anything 1st gen and the fact I still have to save some more $$. This will be my first mac but I do have a Dell PC so it will be a secondary computer. Again, just wondering what you are wanting/expecting for the 2nd revision and when it will come.
  2. robrose20 macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    What I would hope for:

    1) Larger and cheaper SSD disk.
    2) Ability to add memory.
    3) User replaceable battery.
    4) Firewire, ethernet port, in addition to current USB.
    5) Faster processor.
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    2.4 Ghz and 128GB SSD for the same price as the current SSD model.:)
  4. saltyzoo macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    I'm not a huge fan of the model, but your first 3 are not ever going to happen in this machine. It's like saying you want a jet powered car that's fuel efficient. The last 2 are possible.
  5. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    I think a larger SSD disk for better pricing per GB is very likely in the future and faster processor.

    And embedded 3G I think has a possibility.

    The ram thing and the removable battery are less likely.
  6. robrose20 macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I would be happy with a larger cheaper SSD disk and more connectivity. I could live with 2gb, or even if they increased the standard RAM to 4 GB. Why not a user replaceable battery? I think that would silence a lot of critics (me being one of them).
  7. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2008

    1. Yes, (assuming the MBA still exists) I expect to see 96 GB - 128 GB SSDs in one to two years.
    2. No
    3. No. Technically the user can replace the current battery. :p
    4. No
    5. Yes, this is a certainty. Expect a CPU upgrade to a Penryn based C2D in 6-9 months.
  8. tony-in-japan macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    Saitama, Japan
    Hands up, who is awaiting for Macbook Air (Mark II)?

    Dude, there is already a thread for those waiting for a Macbook Air Rev. B with links to some great advice too.

    Happy waiting.... ;)
  9. zapp macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2003
    I agree, Apple is unlikely to change the form factor for a revision two. I would go with larger SSD (though 64gb is the limit today, there could be improvements, but a switch to SATA would probably be needed, along with the current SATA drive shrinking in physical size), I would say a jump in processor speed is not out of the question, improvements happen all the time. I don't think 3G is in the works, I don't think Jobs really liked being forced to team up with AT&T, it was more a marriage of convenience. AT&T was hurting enough to agree to many of Apple's terms, but we don't have bluetooth tethering yet, which is common on other carriers, but expressly against AT&T's terms of service. I think the inclusion of a 4 pin mini-firewire is possible, just to appease the "Where's the Firewire?" crowd.( they put FW800 in the Macbook Pro after they took it out, so change can happen) They will also probably do a BTO RAM option with 2Gb being the stock, but with a hefty price upgrade to 4Gb (all being soldered on). Other than that who knows what Apple will do, they are a very unpredictable (innovative) company.
  10. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    By the time a a rev B comes around, of course there will be larger, cheaper SSD's. That's probably the main thing I'm waiting for. I don't need a new laptop now, anyway, but if the MBA gets more SSD space, I'll upgrade to that when I need a new computer.

    I don't see the MBA getting any more connectivity unless the electronics inside it get shrunken even more. More connectivity would mean making it bigger, which I doubt Apple will do. That's fine by me; I don't need any more connectivity than what's on it. I think most people don't, except for the people around here, it seems.

    I'm waiting for...

    1) Bigger, cheaper SSD
    2) Longer battery life (not necessary; it gets good life by me, but it would be convenient)

    It's fast enough for it's size, by me, but faster would be awesome.
  11. takeabyteoutta macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2008

    The battery is already user replaceable... unless you don't know how to use a screw driver.

    1. Faster processor and based off of 45 nm tech to increase battery life.
    2. Standard USB port and ethernet
    3. Cheaper price
  12. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Ethernet not a chance. The whole thing about the MacBook Air is over the Air.

    More for the buck yes, lower price, doubt it.
  13. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008

    Yeah the 3G thing is just what I see happening because its inevitable with the iPhone and the MBA already shares some iPhone tech. More of a prediction than what is highly likely for rev 2. Could still be a year away if they want to introduce something that big further down the road.
  14. saltyzoo macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    Whoops, yeah the disk will get larger. I must have misread that one.
  15. ShoopaMac macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    Seattle, Washington U.S.A
    this is all I would like,
    MBA would have so many more buyers!

    1.8 GHZ 48GB SSD $1799
    2.0 GHZ 64GB SSD $2299

    4200 rpm HD is just not cut'n it for me :(
  16. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    I think you mean 2, 3, and 4.

    Of course SSD will get cheaper and larger.

    Apple will never add the ports in #4. They are moving away from them.
  17. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Just wondering why it's called Revision 2... surely it would be Revision 1 since the first version is not a revision?
  18. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Feb 11, 2003
    Columbia, MD
    In order of importance:
    1. Two or three USB2 ports.
    2. Ethernet port.
    3. More RAM, or user replaceable RAM.
    4. Battery still non-user replaceable, but with more watt hours, giving seven hours of usage with wireless on. Or, a user replaceable battery that gives five hours of uptime with wireless on.
    5. Same dimensions and a 14.1" widescreen. Or, the current screen but slightly lesser depth and width (no more ugly naked space around the screen).
    6. Faster and larger SSD drive, with SATA interface.
    7. Processors faster than 2GHz (will use Penryn with Montevina and X4500).
    8. 2 megapixel iSight.
    9. Stereo speakers, and audio in.

    If I get even half of the above, I will be a happy man. :D
  19. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008

    I'd like to modify the battery power one:

    7 hours with a movie running is better
    7 hours with wireless on isn't too far from what I get, unless of course you say 7 hours HDD version, then that would make SSD version insanely amazing for battery power.

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