New Macbook Air- Official

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by riz78612, Oct 14, 2008.


What extra features do you like with the New Macbook Air- November 2008 Release

  1. 9400M

  2. 120GB HDD

  3. Mini Display port.

  4. Other- Please state

  1. riz78612 macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2007

    :Dthe MacBook Air. They’re putting the 9400M into the MBA. 4x faster graphics. They’re upgrading the 120GB HDD (up from 80GB), or a 128GB SSD. Also has a Mini Display port.

    The new MacBook Airs will be available in early November.


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  2. FFTWarren macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Baton Rouge, LA, USA

    does mac allow like prepay or preorder or is it always first come first serve
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Coming from the owner of a 1.8C2D 80HDD

    I am now comfortable calling the MBA ... PERFECT.
  4. FFTWarren macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    oh yeah

    im with ya on that. I was kind of skepticle about purchasing one but now Im pumped. I wish they were coming out with the rest of em. I was wanting to get one today or tomorrow not next month. but hey what can ya do?
  5. dukejen04 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008

    do we have any idea what the battery life will be? i was kind of hoping we'd see something more than 4-5 hours, but it doesn't look like it.
  6. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    i'm disappointed they didn't slot the 45nm CPUs in there. would've helped with heat and battery life.
  7. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    It's going to be interesting to see all the specs on the new MB and compare them to the updated Air, especially weight. I was waiting for an Air with a larger HDD/SSD and wouldn't have considered the MB before, but I might now.
  8. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    i believe new macbook is 4.5 pounds, about .5 pound lighter than it is now.
  9. Stratus Fear macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm pretty sure those are the 45nm CPUs in the new Air. IIRC, only the 45nm CPUs have 6MB L2 cache like the new Air specs are stating.
  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Right, they just didn't mention it (odd)

    from Apple Air page

    processor and memory

    1.6GHz or 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 6MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
    1066MHz frontside bus
    2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard
  11. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Also i'm interested if they changed the HD to SATA or not.
  12. Stratus Fear macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    It appears they did, lists it as a SATA drive in the store. I was interested in trying to stick a 128GB SSD in my 1st rev. Air but if that's SATA now too, that's not going to happen...
  13. Vandi423 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    Hmmm. less battery life? The new one says 4.5 hours and the old one used to say 5 hours, right?
  14. phoobo macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    Probably because of the new GPU.
  15. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    There's also a question on wether they somehow managed to shoe-horn in an 8mm (highly doubt it but ya never know)

    As the 5mm drives are slim pickins so far.

    But for Air fans this is all good news.

    (but I did manage to get a 32GB version of the one that's in the present Air on Ebay for about $230US. Some guy is selling these now and that's what there selling for.

    32GB is too small but I hate the HD so much I don't care.

    Note: (you have to be very careful to get the right version for this. It has a ZIFF connector, but the height also matters and you should use the Manufacturer number to double check that it's 5mm or less, as Samsung makes an 8mm version that's actually sold in more places)
  16. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    I'm actually very happy about the macbook air update. I think it's the only thing that didn't disappoint. :) bigger hard drives, and better graphics.

    Would have been nice or at least interesting to have a glass trackpad but maybe it would have added more weight to it, i don't know.

    To be honest though, the new macbook whilst uglier now has backlit keyboard, and LED lighting.

    So where does that leave the air?
  17. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I'm not digging the lower battery life. This has caused pause in my purchasing.
  18. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Since the badly cooled IGP was one of the originators of the juddering of the Air in the sorts of ambients I frequently hang out in (upper 20 - 30C), I can't see the 9400 making things any better. I await problems with interest and a 'Ha-Ha!'
  19. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Is it me or is this the only one with no foofoo no button press-in trackpad?
  20. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    The low end MB ($999), both MBA models and the 17" MBP all have a clickable button under the trackpad.
  21. pgharavi macrumors regular


    Nov 25, 2004
    What I really want to know is how these internal changes affect the MBA's heat issue.

    Is the MBA more likely to run cooler or hotter?
  22. surfbo740 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    Gainesville, FL
    only update I'm truly excited about

    I'm really happy with this update for the air. The macbook and pro have some great power inside them now in my option, but the new design is gonna take a while to grow on me. Thankfully as long as the issue(s) with cooling, etc. have been dealt with, I can't wait to pick up one of the new Airs next summer to compliment my now old macbook pro. Especially if they get bigger/cheaper ssd's by then. :D
  23. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    I think the new models look sort of HPish.

    Or maybe Toshiba/Sonyish.

    Your right, it needs to grow on you (translate: adopt and adjust to the ugly duckling) ;)
  24. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    Really pleased, but would have liked to have seen 4Gb RAM in there.
  25. lucone83 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    Are we gonna be able to upgrade our "old" MBA?

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