Exactly my thought. I was surprise no body mention much of it.
$300 + , you get a faster processors AND 128GB SSD....
i thought the higher price Macbook Air is a much better deal. In fact, if you compare to others it is a "steal"
Last time i heard the Chip inside iPod Touch and iPhone are actually Bluetooth 3.0. Firmware upgrade will unlock that features.
However both the new iPhone and Macbook are still using the 2.1+ EDR.....
I think they should allow one to one trainning to people who brought their Mac elsewhere for higher Price. In fact the one to one trainning should cost $149, ( or $129 ) with people who brought their Mac in Apple store get $50 discount.
A few things to clear up.
Clarksfield has HyperTreading, which means it can do 8 thread compare to a Quad Core Core 2, which can only do 4. Under Certain Apps, such as DB, VideoEncoding, it can make HUGE improvement. ( Much more then 10- 15% as ealier post suggest ) Although most of the time we wont see much different. ( Although that greatly depends on how Grand Central Works out )
Clarksfield has Intergrated Northbridge. ( Memory Controller and PCI-Express ). Comparing...
This is where Dual Core 64Bit Atom Mac comes in. News from Taiwan is that Atom's Sales are decline while Intel deny. They are both true since Netbooks sales are finally slowing down. And all the Atoms Chips are going to Apple.
May be we will finally see a 11" Macbook Air and Mac Nano.