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russell_314

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Feb 10, 2019
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That SSD speed on the 256GB is sad. We have to spend $200 more to get more speeds. Really Apple?

I am done with your cost cutting.
Why would you cut costs and buy a $1200 laptop?

If you're complaining about the 256 GB single chip that I'm sure has multiple threads on it now it's likely due to supply chain. Of course Apple did cut costs on the Air. Speakers, microphone, screen... Shall I keep going? It's about making something in a price point. If they didn't cut costs it wouldn't have sold for $1200
 
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because they can cheap out AND make products more expensive ,and people will still buy and praise them

also apple engineer said that this new single nand doesnt matter as the mac still performs faster than the m1. and thanks to apple's amazing tech advancements we now have a single nand isntead of 2 ,so the new macbook air is even lighter.why don't you stop complaining about anything ?
 

fisherking

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I don't know how anyone can use a 256GB SSD to begin with,
Even on a MacBook air just used for web-browsing and office work,
Even using Logic would fill the thing up...

Go at least 512, 1TB.
it's a long way from 'web-browsing and office work" to 'logic'.

i do my real work (logic, final cut) on an imac. i do everything else on a 12" macbook, with a 256gb drive. six years in, and i have 151gb available. because it's moderate photo & music libraries, and then... mostly documents.

i archive much of my work. and my ex has the same macbook; she has most of her work in the cloud.

everything depends on your needs (and, i guess, budget).

anyway, a 256gb SSD M2 air still beats an intel macbook air...
 

Asiatic Black Hebrew

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Jul 12, 2022
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I don't know how anyone can use a 256GB SSD to begin with,
Even on a MacBook air just used for web-browsing and office work,
Even using Logic would fill the thing up...

Go at least 512, 1TB.

Right, because the average user definitely needs to run Logic. This is easily the most ridiculous comment I’ve read all day.

Why do people insist on being complete morons?

It’s an unfortunate side effect of YouTube content creator videos & usually happens when people regurgitate things they’ve heard/read without having a clue what they’re talking about.
 

Dealmans

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I don't know how anyone can use a 256GB SSD to begin with,
Even on a MacBook air just used for web-browsing and office work,
Even using Logic would fill the thing up...

Go at least 512, 1TB.
anyone using logic has a pro in my circle, unless you are ukulele player lol
 
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gentleman00

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That SSD speed on the 256GB is sad. We have to spend $200 more to get more speeds. Really Apple?

I am done with your cost cutting.
No one is forcing you to spend an extra $200. If you are planning to use the laptop for professional purposes then upgrade to the MacBook Pro 14”.
 

Asiatic Black Hebrew

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Jul 12, 2022
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No one is forcing you to spend an extra $200. If you are planning to use the laptop for professional purposes then upgrade to the MacBook Pro 14”.

This was suggested days ago in a separate thread to all the folks who were maxing out their Airs, & most just ended up attacking the person who suggested it.
 

exoticSpice

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guys I just want to why Apple used a slower SSD than the M1 Air. The M2 Air increased in priced from $999 to $1199 but Apple still used a cheaper ssd.

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You do know that even with 1 NAND you can still get great speeds. For example WD BLACK 250GB SN750 still gets up to 3600MB/s.
 

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eicca

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But in reality, who's going to notice? If you're doing stuff that requires that much data transfer that fast, you're not using a base model MacBook Air.
 
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fisherking

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The M1 Air $999 did not have this problem as it had 2 NAND chips of 128GB each. I am not a moron. Why did Apple not use a higher speed NAND then?
you do realize that no one on this forum (or anywhere, really) can answer that? apple doesn't share it's design decisions. anyway, as eicca above noted... who's going to notice? (outside of geekbench/macrumors forum ppl)?....
 
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ian87w

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Feb 22, 2020
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It could be due to supplies and availability and not cost…

But you’re probably right about cost.
The supply thing has been debunked so many times on so many sites. There's no shortage on NAND chips, and prices are actually going down. It's simply Apple maximizing their profit margin.

Nothing's wrong with that, mind you, but Apple should just be honest about it and disclose the discrepancy of performance between the base model and the rest.
 
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