Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE: nice enough...
by tuzor on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:29 UTC in reply to "nice enough..."
tuzor
Member since:
2007-08-07

...but same weight as my 13.3" laptop, which has a better GPU, Core i5 CPU and faster storage. And a higher-resolution screen. Of course it costs more, but hey. This is a decent effort, though, and the MBA badly needed the refresh.


Errr your laptop definitely doesn't have faster storage, unless you've installed an SSD in which case it will probably be slower than this anyways.

I've installed a really good SSD on my MacBook Pro and the difference is massive. Very often, it's like running a computer which is 2-3 generations ahead.

Edited 2010-10-20 19:29 UTC

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RE[2]: nice enough...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:36 in reply to "RE: nice enough..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Errr your laptop definitely doesn't have faster storage, unless you've installed an SSD in which case it will probably be slower than this anyways.



Why would his laptop ( a computer with storage specs you do not know) necessarly have slower storage than this?

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RE[2]: nice enough...
by AdamW on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:54 in reply to "RE: nice enough..."
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, it does. It has dual, RAIDed SSDs. ;)

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RE[3]: nice enough...
by Evan on Wed 20th Oct 2010 20:09 in reply to "RE[2]: nice enough..."
Evan Member since:
2006-01-18

Can we get a link to a 2 drive with RAID support 13.3" laptop?

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RE[3]: nice enough...
by tuzor on Wed 20th Oct 2010 20:28 in reply to "RE[2]: nice enough..."
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

Yes, it does. It has dual, RAIDed SSDs. ;)


Yes so your storage alone costs 40% of what this MBA costs. Thank you for reinforcing my point.


By the way here's a link for the guy who asked for a dual raid solution for laptops.
http://www.maxupgrades.com/istore/index.cfm?fuseaction=Product.disp...

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RE[3]: nice enough...
by Carewolf on Thu 21st Oct 2010 19:25 in reply to "RE[2]: nice enough..."
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Hmm.. I would prefer a "RAID" of a real HDD with a SSD. It can not be done sanely at hardware level alone as some "system" will need to evaluate what data needs higher throughput and higher write speeds, and what needs much higher random access and less battery use. The new bttrfs for Linux should have the necessary capability though.

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