Which Macbook Air are you getting??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by zer0tails, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. zer0tails macrumors 65816

    zer0tails

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    I'm planning to get the 1.86 gHz MBA witht he SSD. :) Although, I am still debating if the SSD is worth the extra money.

    Two Questions:

    1. What are the rest of you getting?

    2. How long do you expect your MBA to last you?
     
  2. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    1) I am planning to purchase a 1.6 GHZ without SSD around December/January.

    2) I don't know how long it will last me. I've had my Gateway laptop for two years and I can't stand it. I'm hoping the Air will give me much satisfaction and pleasure to keep it more than 2 years. :)
     
  3. Essjay macrumors regular

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    1. 1.86 ghz not sure about the SSD yet, otherwise just the 120 GB 4200 RPM.

    2. 1.5-2 Years, I Hope
     
  4. janph76 macrumors member

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    Well I'm hoping to upgrade to 1.86 gHz MBA but without SSD 'cause I don't think it's worth the price. I'm using 1.6ghz first gen right now and It works just fine. So a little CPU speed bump would be nice but I don't think I need the SSD considering the price I will have to pay for it.

    Or else I'll be eating instant noodles for quite awhile!!! :(
     
  5. ducatidoc macrumors regular

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    1.8 + SSD but only if the new ssd is sata

    will use it for 3 years, maybe 4 if i can figure out a way to remove and swap out the RAM
     
  6. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    If it's quiet now because of the GPU and the 45nm CPU, I'm getting the base 1.6/120 that I've wanted since last March!
     
  7. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    High end model with SSD to replace my first generation Air with SSD.

    I expect it to last until the next cool product that Apple releases. Yes, I know I have a problem.
     
  8. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    I also have the 64 SSD, and I'm also going to get the 128 GB model.
    Maybe we should be going to macholics anonymous.
     
  9. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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    for those of you who've had the 64GB SSD MBA. Could you feel the difference, or benefit in using the SSD?
     
  10. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    Ditto... and yes, I too know I have a problem. I wonder if there will be a noticeable difference in performance??
     
  11. aussie.damo macrumors regular

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    I'm getting the 1.8 + SSD to upgrade my existing 1.6 + HDD. I'm hoping that the SSD makes it fast enough to use as my all the time machine. Sadly, I need to run Windows at work, so I'll install Fusion and run it virtually.
     
  12. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Well I have the 1.8 ghz now so I don't think I'll upgrade.

    If I was buying one now for the first time I would get the 1.86 ghz with the SSD.
     
  13. johnkountz Guest

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    SSD Benefit I liked the most

    Was the utter peace and quiet, no disk noise is probably the most satisfying unexpected aspect of the SSD for me. It's very expensive, but for a professional that spends 10 hours a day with my computer, the absolute silence is very welcome.
     
  14. foodcoma macrumors member

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    Most likely the 1.86Ghz with SSD. Hopefully apple has resolved the other issues in the first generation.
     
  15. FFTWarren macrumors member

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    1.86/128ssd. gonna use it till it dies or until it becomes so outdated that its impractical
     
  16. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    I'm going for the 1.86/SSD model. Hope to wrangle a family & friends discount to help on the price a bit - I can't wait! :D
     
  17. mrcharlie91 macrumors member

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    Low end one

    Lots of people are getting high end model this time.

    For the first generation, many bought 1.6 / 80. I don't understand

    why high end are booming in this gen.

    Iam still getting 120gb one with 1.6ghz cuz it's still portable.
     
  18. ShALLaX macrumors newbie

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    I'll definitely be getting the 1.86GHz/128GB SSD (in fact, I've already ordered it). I previously had a CTO 1.8GHz/80GB PATA Air and, while it performed reasonably well, as soon as the hard drive IO became intensive, everything slowed down despite the CPU usage being very low. The bottleneck was actually reading/writing data from/to the hard drive.

    This time around, I'm going all-out and I expect it to last me a long time.
     
  19. HeadForTheHills macrumors member

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    Thanks all - now changed to SSD

    I had ordered a 1.6GHz with 120GB HDD, but reading what all you experienced 1st generation owners have bought, I've cancelled that order.

    So now I've ordered 1.6GHz with 128GB SSD.

    I just hope that I've not wasted money and there is no fan noise, so that the extra cost buys not just smooth operation, but also total silence during low intensity work like Xcode editing.
     
  20. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I would say that it run's cooler with the SSD. But the only thing I have to base that on is the fact that I don't have the problems with heat that some many post about.
     
  21. Mactagonist macrumors 6502a

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    If the SSD provides a real performance boost (unlike the current slow one) then I will consider it.
     
  22. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I'm going for the base model and will upgrade to the 128gb ssd when the prices slide down more.
    I'll be trading out my mbp for one. I just built a gaming rig with osx so that's got all the power I need.
     
  23. Heavenkittykat macrumors regular

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    I have the base model 1st gen MBA. I'm not upgrading yet though. The small upgrade is nice but I don't think it's worth it to buy another one yet. I will probably consider buying one when the SSD version is even cheaper, speed bump (2.0 Ghz and more) and the RAM is up to 4 GB instead of 2. Maybe that will happen in about a year.:p
     
  24. mac man 007 macrumors newbie

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    1.8 GHz without SSD

    I am Planning to purchase the 1.8 GHZ without the SSD because the SSD sill isn't worth all the extra money.
     
  25. dougelo7 macrumors member

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    It's because Apple cut the price by like $600 that everyone is now springing for the better MBA.
     

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