MacBook Air's SSD offers little advantages

Posted on Sunday, Feb 10 2008 @ 03:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica took a closer look at the Apple MacBook Air notebook and checked out whether the $1,300 64GB SSD is worth its money.
The MacBook Air is nice, but as we discovered in our in-depth review, not everything is sunshine and roses—at least with the hard drive model. But there's a higher-end Air as well—1.8GHz with a 64GB solid-state flash drive instead of your traditional ATA hard drive. We picked up an SSD Air so that we could try it out, run some benchmarks, and report back to you on how much (or little) of a difference that extra $1,300 makes.
Check it out over here. The SSD makes the MacBook Air a bit faster and a bit more battery life but overall it's definitely not worth a premium $1,300.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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