Originally Posted by dvd404
I dont know what you are smoking Messiah, but it sure is messing with your head!
Try doing some research and you could be amazed. Personally, I have a 240GB OWC SSD installed in my 2.3GHz i7 17" MBP which utterly destroys my maxed out 2.13 GHz 13" MBA. The MBA is awesome for light work, but when I'm earning money, I need the computational power of the quad core i7, and the speed of the OWC SSD (which is significantly faster than the SSD of the MBA). Check out barefeats.com and macsales.com (and OWC ship internationally too as I live in Australia).
Sorry, I don't think I've been clear in my original post. I have both machines, and I'm comparing the MBA 11" SSD to the MBP 17" with a 5400rpm HDD.
My argument is that the MBA with its SSD is faster than the 17" with its HDD for the vast majority of CS5 stuff that I work on. Apart from a few Photoshop filters, multiple cores are neither here nor there with CS5 as it can't take advantage of them.
Hence my original reply to the forum member who was considering replacing his 17" MBP with a MBA it is viable.
Obviously a 17" MBP with an SSD will be faster still. I tried installing a C300 in my 17", and it was VERY FAST when it worked briefly. But for the time being at least, it doesn't seem possible to install a reliable third party SATA3 SSD.
Does your OWC SSD ever beachball? Did you have to replace the SATA3 cable, or wrap it in tin foil? If not, I'd be interested in buying one...