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The new 15.4" Macbook Pro.. and here are the specs..

2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
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I got mine yesterday.... LOVE IT! Compared to my 6 year-old PowerBook, the build quality alone is much higher.


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Nice! My Macbook won't arrive until November 7th....
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Congrats, just wait to you get it, its amazing
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I wasn't planning on going for the SSD drive but when it came to ordering I decided to go all out. Plus I got paid this month so I had the money in my bank

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Nice! My Macbook won't arrive until November 7th....
Mine doesn't arrive until the 12th!

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I wasn't planning on going for the SSD drive but when it came to ordering I decided to go all out. Plus I got paid this month so I had the money in my bank
I would have waited on the SSD. >_<" Samsung is mass producing their 256 GB SSD at the end of this year.
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I had the SSD drive on my Air, it was nice but not a hugh change in anything
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I had the SSD drive on my Air, it was nice but not a hugh change in anything
Longer battery life and no moving parts is not a huge change?
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Longer battery life and no moving parts is not a huge change?
Actually Battery life was not improved at all read the reviews

The SSD Power Consumption Hoax : Flash SSDs Don’t Improve Your Notebook Battery Runtime – they Reduce It - Tom's Hardware
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This says otherwise.

From Tom's Hardware.
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I had both a ssd and a HHD airs, There was no difference in battery length at all, I tested the units when they first can out.
Its is not longer.

Swindled: Solid State Drives Don't Extend Battery Life, They Shorten It - Gizmodo Australia
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I had both a ssd and a HHD airs, There was no difference in battery length at all, I tested the units when they first can out.
Its is not longer.

Swindled: Solid State Drives Don't Extend Battery Life, They Shorten It - Gizmodo Australia
It's this line that says it all..

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"First of all, we want to take this opportunity and apologize to our readers, for we made a procedural mistake when we compared battery runtime of various Flash SSDs"
Anyway, my choice to go with SSD was due to performance results more then anything.

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I had both a ssd and a HHD airs, There was no difference in battery length at all, I tested the units when they first can out.
Its is not longer.

Swindled: Solid State Drives Don't Extend Battery Life, They Shorten It - Gizmodo Australia
I'm not going to argue over this anymore, but that article was still based on the the first test that Tom's Hardware did.

The link that I posted was their revised test. Did you even read the link that I posted?

The OCZ SSD based on Samsungs SSD is more energy efficacy than the HDD that are out now. Plus it blows away HDD in seeking, reading and whatever else.
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I'm not going to argue over this anymore, but that article was still based on the the first test that Tom's Hardware did.

The link that I posted was their revised test. Did you even read the link that I posted?

The OCZ SSD based on Samsungs SSD is more energy efficacy than the HDD that are out now. Plus it blows away HDD in seeking, reading and whatever else.
Brilliant post and thanks for the link.

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