Old 11" MBA question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by krogers34, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. krogers34 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I have a question about the speed of the old model. I am considering buying a refurb but have one question. I currently have a 2008 white MacBook 2.1ghz C2D with 4gb of RAM and as the specs of the base 11" are 1.4ghz and 2gb of RAM that would seem significantly slower. I was wondering how much of a difference the SSD makes and how fast this machine is in the real world. So if you have one let me know. Thanks.
  2. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    I had the same white macbook until it committed suicide mid semester last fall. I needed a new computer ASAP and since the air had came out a week ago, I got it. SSD is probably my favorite part about it. Imagine a computer that boots up faster than my iphone 4, and awakens from sleep as quick as an iphone. Thats the Macbook Air.
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Depends on what you do with it. For basic office apps it was great. Fast boot and application access. 2GB was never a limiting factor.

  4. krogers34 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    The only intensive things I ever used were iMovie and very rarely Photoshop elements. I don't really expect to edit video on this (I plan on getting an iMac or 15" MBP later this year) but would it be possible to do light editing in iMovie with the base 11" 2010?
  5. krogers34 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    One other question, how does the battery hold up? Or how long until you see a noticeable difference in charge length.
  6. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2010
    If you compare export speed in iMovie I'm guessing the MacBook would be significantly faster.

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