Is the SSD on the Macbook Air worth the huge price difference

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  1. Kafka

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    As you guys know the Macbook Air was upgraded, with new models coming out in November having bigger HD capacity and graphics.

    Is it worth it to get the 2499 version over the 1799? i don't see much of a difference besides the SSD but maybe i'm missing something...
     
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    also, is it worth it to upgrade the processor?
     
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    SSD is much faster at opening applications, and because it has no moving parts, cannot "harddrive crash" without extensive damage to the unit. it is a very good long-term investment.

    On the negative side, it is way more expensive than a regular HD and tends to drain battery life a little faster. Your choice...
     
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    Also, I would say yes to upgrading the processor on the MBA. The difference in performance between 1.6 and 1.8, for example, is far more significant than the difference between 2.6 and 2.8. I wouldn't pay +$500 to upgrade the MBPro, but I would probably pay for a faster Air.
     

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