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If only the Air was cheaper. It and the mini have been the only macs I could ever think of getting. Sadly they got rid of the nvidia card in the mini so I'm not as interested in it.
     
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If only the Air was cheaper. It and the mini have been the only macs I could ever think of getting. Sadly they got rid of the nvidia card in the mini so I'm not as interested in it.
I think I'm gonna save up for the pimped out $1500 Air with the 256GB SSD. Dual boot with Windows 7. I only wish there was an option for quad core for when I'm using Windows. I've looked at other similarly-sized offerings from Lenovo and its similarly priced...might as well take the additional OSX and Apple support
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If only the Air was cheaper. It and the mini have been the only macs I could ever think of getting. Sadly they got rid of the nvidia card in the mini so I'm not as interested in it.
They now have an AMD one if you don't mind. 6630m.
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Guys, check out the Apple Store. The regular white Macbook is gone!
It is hard to sell a poor product.
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I was just reading up on the performance of the HD 3000 - seems pretty good for an entry-level integrated GPU. But the way they name it makes it easily confused with the last gen GMA's.

So, it looks like the next-generation MBP's will be next year then... looking forward to what they have in store in terms of their visual revamp.
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MacBook Air Line Updated With Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Backlit Keyboards
The first MacBook Air had a backlit keyboard.
    
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If only the Air was cheaper. It and the mini have been the only macs I could ever think of getting. Sadly they got rid of the nvidia card in the mini so I'm not as interested in it.
The 6630M in the high end mini is better than the 320M.
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The first MacBook Air had a backlit keyboard.
That's true but the second generation one did not. Technically it gained back a feature it had lost before. That was one of the biggest gripes about the second version for many people and thankfully Apple listened. Still you have to admit the second generation MacBook Air made huge improvements over the first one. It got an SSD as standard fixing the 1.8" HDD performance issues, more practical wedge shaped design, and less CPU throttling therefore giving increased performance even though it still had a Core 2 Duo. Plus they substantially lowered the price of entry to $999 with the 11.6" model instead of $1699 for the original Air.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 7/25/11 at 8:40pm
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The 6630M in the high end mini is better than the 320M.
But the 320M was standard in the old mini and if I got Linux on that thing I would have the best quality video output possible because I'd be using VDPAU through MPlayer.
     
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