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digoxin
4th July 2008, 07:37 AM
It looks like SSD based drives have dropped in price.

Apple Store (Australia) - MacBook Air (http://store.apple.com/au/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_air?mco=MTE2NjI)

Still a high premium over standard HD.

MacTime
4th July 2008, 07:45 AM
What were they priced at previously?

spuds_imac
4th July 2008, 07:47 AM
About $500.00 more for the SSD model

MidnightMan
4th July 2008, 07:49 AM
I reckon it was around $4500 (from memory).

Devil
4th July 2008, 08:00 AM
It was $3999 with 1.8 GHz CPU and SSD.

[MREVO8]
4th July 2008, 08:17 AM
It was $3999 with 1.8 GHz CPU and SSD.

In fact, it was $4338 for the 1.8Ghz CPU and SSD model.

iAlex
4th July 2008, 09:04 AM
Still very pricey:thumbdn:

lazydesi
4th July 2008, 09:11 AM
Still very pricey:thumbdn:

+1 still very pricey:thumbdn:

SilverJ
4th July 2008, 09:14 AM
Still pricey, definitely an early adopters penalty.
But these prices will come down, as will blu-ray burners.

Quamen
4th July 2008, 11:37 AM
Still very pricey:thumbdn:

+ 1

But I still want one anyway.

decryption
4th July 2008, 11:40 AM
+ 1

But I still want one anyway.

What for? SSD is slower, uses more energy and costs more :p

jrad
4th July 2008, 11:50 AM
In general SSD outperforms conventional HDs due to significantly reduced seek times.

areal
4th July 2008, 11:51 AM
Yeah, I still think the PATA version is the better buy. For general use - Safari, Mail, Skype, iTunes, TextEdit, Preview, Terminal, LaTeX, Keynote, Xcode - I don't find it at all slower than my previous two Macs, a 2GHz C2D BlackBook and a 8x2.8GHz Mac Pro. The only time I could tell that it had a trash drive was when I did the initial transfer of data to the Air.

Carve
5th July 2008, 02:42 AM
Woohoo!!!! *PARTY*

Lets hope they drop drop drop before i buy one

halledise
5th July 2008, 07:24 AM
as per my post in another thread yesterday - here's my $5 worth (used to be $2 worth but now allowing for inflation)

and thennnnnnnn .......

overnight Apple dropped the price of SSD Airs by $500 !!
AppleInsider | Apple lops $500 off the price of SSD-based MacBook Air

wouldn't that tick you off if you'd bought one last week.

personally I think they're having a lot of trouble clearing their inventories of Airs - especially the SSD's
way overpriced for what they are

jetsetkiwi
5th July 2008, 07:27 AM
Yeah, I think Apple thought the Air was going to be a lot more popular than it is. Id so much rather a Macbook, sure it would be nice if I was traveling a lot, but thats a lot of money to fork out for a "Traveling Notebook."

Carve
7th July 2008, 11:42 AM
The U.S are now selling them for US$2598


Just over the price of a standard Air in Aus

TheWatchman
7th July 2008, 11:44 AM
Drop the price of the air by $2000 and I'll buy one. As I've always said, an ultraportable MacBook ala Eee would do wonders.

lazydesi
7th July 2008, 11:45 AM
Drop the price of the air by $2000 and I'll buy one. As I've always said, an ultraportable MacBook ala Eee would do wonders.

$2000 AUD or USD??

if it's AUD i will buy 2 (one for me and one for my brother)

TheWatchman
7th July 2008, 11:46 AM
$2000 AUD or USD??

if it's AUD i will buy 2 (one for me and one for my brother)

Well if its USD you could buy 3, but I'm mainly talking about AUD.

Carve
7th July 2008, 11:53 AM
just stop buying the ssd airs and in another 5 months they'll be around 2000

DJY
8th September 2008, 05:21 PM
What for? SSD is slower, uses more energy and costs more :p


In general SSD outperforms conventional HDs due to significantly reduced seek times.

There seems to be so much confusing / conflicting information out there about the SSD vs traditional HDD!?!?!?!

I'm hoping to by a MBA if it is upgraded in coming weeks...
but would love to hear unbiased advantages / disadvantages of the two hard drive options for the MBA.
Whilst I'm hoping both options get bumped up (size wise -and maybe speed wise for the traditional HD)... which is the better ? more ideal? fastest? best?

AppleInsider | MacBook Air face-off: HDD vs SSD (with video) (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/02/11/macbook_air_face_off_hdd_vs_ssd_with_video.html)
How does the performance and battery life of the MacBook Air with a hard drive compare to the SSD version? Is SSD worth the extra cost? @ EveryMac.com (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/macbook-air-faq/macbook-air-hdd-sdd-performance-battery-life-comparison.html)
MacBook Air SSD review | Gear Live (http://www.gearlive.com/news/article/q108-macbook-air-ssd-review/)

or little difference?
The Macbook Air SSD Performance Boost: Pretty Much Non-Existent (http://gizmodo.com/353324/the-macbook-air-ssd-performance-boost-pretty-much-non+existent)
MacBook Air with SSD tested: performance boost nowhere to be found - Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/06/macbook-air-with-ssd-tested-performance-boost-nowhere-to-be-fou/)

Thanks in advance all!

DJY
9th September 2008, 08:05 PM
No current MBA owners, or experienced MTAU gurus able to help me out with SSD vs ATA hard drive options?