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    Which is better MBA? 2009 2.13 128SSD or new 2010?
    Hi everyone. My girlfriend is asking Santa for a new Air. She was all set to ask for the new 13" w/ 1.86 Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 128 GB Flash, but then I spotted the old 2009 2.13 Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD on clearance. How is the new 2010 model worth $200 more when the older model has a faster processor? As far as I can tell, the advantages of the 2010 model are higher resolution screen, new touchpad design, extra USB port/card slot. Or, am I missing something and is the new flash memory far superior to the 2009's ssd? Please help!

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    New one you answered it in your question.
    the advantages of the 2010 model are higher resolution screen, new touchpad design, extra USB port/card slot
    Adding to that the integrated SSD seems to impact on the speed increase!

    Here are some benchmarks
    2010 MacBook Air vs 2008,2009 models

    In all honesty, I wouldn't touch the old MBAs, where as the new one I would certainly consider

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    Adding to that a much improved graphics chip.

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    In all honesty, I wouldn't touch the old MBAs, where as the new one I would certainly consider
    ditto, especially not at $200 difference - $400-500, only maybe
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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    If I had a girlfriend disguised as santa with that new MBA for me, I'd not only be over the moon, but I'd be thinking that this one's a keeper. Then again, I may also be thinking why the guilt, and what did she do that's so wrong!

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