Why again/still C2D

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gri, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. gri macrumors 6502a

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    New MBA is announced as I type - but with C2D (don't know specs yet)? Why, Apple, why? These are DEAD in 3 months? Is it worth still to upgrade, (pending RAM size and SSD size)?

    EDIT: And Apple, now, c'mone 2G of freaking memory AND C2D? I guess I pass on this one, thanks. Same RAM (at least base level, can we BTO?), same processor, probably worse (glossy screen), basically same weight (2.9 vs 3.0 pounds) - REDICULOUS. OK it has a 256 SSD but thats about the only advantage (besides battery life, which I do not need) and not worth 1.6k

    EDIT 2: Ok, now 4G is available so that looks much better. Almost would have pulled the trigger until I learned that it has no backlit keyboard... Why? Its so usefull. I at least need that more thabn 7h battery life...
     
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    Because the ix Core CPUs include a crappy integrated GPU and a dedicated GPU would be too much for that small form factor.
     
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    I'm fine with C2D but 2GB RAM is killing me. Looks like the 1.4GHz is SU9400 and 1.86GHz is SL9400
     
  5. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    This is awesome. Can't wait to see the air elitists post now that they realise every kid is gonna have a Macbook Air.

    Many lol's :D

    I can see tiny tears rolling down Scottsdale's cheek as the presentation continues.
     
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    cause C2D is still a very capable processor

    2GB ram is the problem, though it still looks spankin hot
     
  7. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    I was sold on it until I saw that..
     
  8. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    Tech specs page says you can have up to 4GB ram..woo hoo.. I'm ordering one
     
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    Agree, I was about to throw this macbook on craigslist until I saw 2GB or ram. :(

    Still will go and check it out though.
     
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    Wonderful. Bought a MBA two weeks ago, fearing something horrible would happen, and there we are. It's not just slower (maybe 2.13 GHZ will be a BTO option?), but it didn't even improve on the two weakest points IMHO which are lack of 3G/UMTS built-in and 4GB.

    Heck, the new design is even uglier.

    EDIT: ok, at least it seems to support 4GB and 2.13 GHz as a BTO :)
     
  12. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    What tech specs page? The store isn't back up yet.
     
  13. sennejm macrumors newbie

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    "What tech specs page? The store isn't back up yet."

    Go to homepage, click on Air ad, click Tech Specs tab
     
  14. gri thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I correct myself, the tech sepcs say up to 4 G RAM and 2.13 so we go from 2g/128 to 4G and 256, which alone might be worth it now - but why still C2D?
     
  15. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Because going to a Core i3 or i5 processor would mean ditching the NVIDIA GPU in favour of Intel's crappy ones. It's not like you're not losing much real-world performance going from i3 to C2D - especially for the uses people will be buying these Airs for.

    Besides, if Apple did sell a Core i3 version, people would just whine about the crappy graphics performance. Their in a no-win scenario, thanks to Intel...
     
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    Its upgradeable to 4gb.. check the thread i just made HERE
     
  18. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    well... it isn't very wise to buy an air when the last gen air was utterly due for an upgrade unlike the MBPs which were upgraded only a few months ago...just sayin
     
  19. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    I have no idea what you're saying. We shouldn't buy an Air because they're not updated that frequently? We should buy a MBP because they were updated a few months ago? How does that make sense?
     

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