My perfect Macbook Air would be...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ideonode, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. ideonode macrumors member

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    I *so* nearly bought a RevB MBA (SSD-flavoured). Alas, it didn't quite do it for me, so I went for a MB (2.4/4GB/128GBSSD). However, I would dearly love to spend cash I really shouldn't spend on an MBA. It'd have to have the following:

    1. 256GB+ SSD
    2. 4GB RAM
    3. Grunt-power equivalent to a 2.4GHz Penryn (or i7?).
    4. Same price point (or better).

    Now, when do you think this little beasty will surface? Am I looking at 2009 or 2010? Does anyone else have a wishlist of additional specs? And no, firewire doesn't count. :rolleyes:
     
  2. omaragra macrumors member

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    I would just like to have a 2.0 processor and 4 gb ram ;)
     
  3. CoreyMac macrumors regular

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    Could very well see a 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM & a 2.0GHz CPU by the end of 2009. I almost went and plopped down the cash for the Rev.B also, then thought of this, and this is ideally the MacBook Air I would want. So it looks like im going to purchase a 2.4 MacBook/4GB RAM/250GB HD today and wait it out for an Air til early 2010 or so....in which case it should be a skinny beast indeed....then again, Nehalem MacBooks will be coming out at that time too, and who knows if they will be releasing an even thinner form factor by then....*the wheels continue to turn*
     
  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Meanwhile, those who truly needed the portability. (like me) bought a rev a and it has already payed for itself.

    i7 air?

    Not anytime soon.:rolleyes:
     
  5. thechungster macrumors regular

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    Maybe 2 USB, and 1 FireWire. :)
    i7 LOL, keep dreaming.:rolleyes:
    I hope to see a 2.0GHz Processor, and maybe, just maybe a 256GB SSD
     
  6. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    the core i7 puts out 130 watts of heat. :eek:
    the current MBA processor puts out 17 watts.
     
  7. thechungster macrumors regular

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    :eek: Maybe Apple should put a bigger fan on the air:rolleyes:
     
  8. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Current Air + built in WWAN + the new trackpad (make it fit) + the new headphone jack that supports the iPhone headset + color options like the new Nanos!

    Id buy another one then, and I just bought the SSD Rev B Air too. My Amex is crying already!
     
  9. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    I would really like a 256GB SSD, obviously a ways out, but it can be done for sure, its just a matter of the price falling enough. I've got a rev A 80GB just because 64GB wouldn't cut it for me, but this little guy has got plenty of power, however it would be nice if it could play 720p video a bit smoother, but thats what my desktop/PS3 is for anyways
     
  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I'd like it if it could cook me some toast.

    Compared to the OP's demands, and the overheating problems with the 1st Gen units, I don't think my demands are really that far fetched to be honest...
     
  11. stiphone macrumors regular

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    well, if you wait long enough, it'll just get better and better doesn't it? That's just electronics. Me, I'm just contented with what i can have right now and when something and better comes out later, I might just upgrade then if i deem it's worth it.
     
  12. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Toast and eggs while watching a movie that shudders, LOL
     
  13. ITGuy macrumors regular

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    Great thread...

    I switched to Mac this year and purchased the MacBook Air 1.8GHz SSD Model. I would definitely welcome:

    1) 256 GB SSD.
    2) 4GB RAM.
    3) 2.0 GHz or greater CPU.
    4) 2 USB ports.
    5) Audio-in for a mic/headset.

    I wonder if Apple would consider adding a second MacBook Air Model - such a 13" MacBook Pro without the Optical Drive. Probably not...wishful thinking.
     
  14. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    Fun thread!

    I definitely think Apple could put an iPhone-like "audio in/out" minijack on the Air. Would be cool. Not sure another USB port will fit though...

    The processor could conceivably hit 2.16 in the MBA by mid-next year with the Intel SU9600 processor which is a 17W Processor (similar to the ones in the MBA now, I think?) - so that would be a fun upgrade.

    Reference: http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=596

    That 2.16 with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD would make a KILLER MBA - that thing would be a monster.
     
  15. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    I think you mean the SL9600. The SU9600 is the ultra low voltage version (10W TDP but smaller cache, slower frontside bus).
     
  16. ideonode thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah - forgot a couple!

    5. Screen res of 1400x900 (or thereabouts)
    6. Kensington Lock!

    OF the things the others have mentioned, WWAN would be the one highest on my wishlist, though tethering + near-ubiquitous WLANs ought to make that a nice-to-have.
     
  17. ryanhawiya macrumors member

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    I have the 1.8/SSD air and it is more than i expected. I have done everything including what people were saying overheated it badly which was hook to an external display running HD full screen, it did get hot.. but ran fine :D
     
  18. Loki.Mephisto macrumors regular

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    As it is specwise like now, add:

    4 GB RAM

    Nice to have:

    256 GB SSD


    Must have (seems to be lacking right now):

    Premium display
     
  19. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    Just give it a firewire port(800 spec with 400 support). Another usb would be nice but I could always lug around a small hub. Oh I have heard the SQ of the Air and it left me wishing it was marginally better(compared to my MBP and even ibook).
     
  20. avigalante macrumors 6502

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    Along with more power (2.0GHz) and RAM (4GB), stereo speakers and a megapixel-iSight camera would be a welcome addition.
     

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