Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Feb 2008 22:39 UTC
Apple After reviewing the HDD model, Ars now looks at the SSD variant of the MacBook Air. They conclude: "The USD 1300 question is whether the SSD is worth the extra cash. The answer seems to be no. I experienced only moderate gains in battery life and not very noticeable speed differences. The one major benefit of the SSD model is that it doesn't cause the same types of slowdowns as the HDD model during times of high disk activity, and that's certainly a huge plus. Speedy read times are great, too, but they are balanced out by pokey write times. Still, even if it's more usable, it's hard to justify the huge price difference for the SSD model."
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Buck
Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, try installing Vista over wifi then. You'll be unpleasantly surpirsed.

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miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

I wouldn't even try copying 1GB of data over WiFi. It's trying to make this sound like a passable experience that puts me off.

Edited 2008-02-08 19:29 UTC

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