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HiRez
Jul 22, 2011, 05:46 PM
Note, this is ONLY for people who have actually purchased one, trying to get an idea of the breakdown in models.

I ended up with the 13" i7 (wanted the i5 version, but they were out).



chazmink
Jul 22, 2011, 05:50 PM
13 inch, 256 gb I5

Pogopuschel
Jul 22, 2011, 05:51 PM
13" i5 128GB SSD.

I don't think the upgrade to i7 was worth it, plus I have read about lower battery live and higher temperatures which scared me.

13" because it will be my main laptop and I'll be using it 7+ hours per day. Can't do that with an 11"

128GB because I'll be using an external disk for a lot of my music/videos/pictures anyway and there's not way I would need 256 for my "base" system. Don't do much virtualization or gaming either.

teerexx52
Jul 22, 2011, 05:53 PM
11" Base model

mac&cheesey
Jul 22, 2011, 05:55 PM
11" i7 4GB 256GB

thatdrewguy
Jul 22, 2011, 06:04 PM
I was planning on buying the base 13 because every time time I've tried the 11 at the apple store I thought the screen was too small. I have never liked how much bigger the 13 was compared to the 11.

I wanted to give the 11 real world use at home so I bought the base 11. Now that I know I can live with the smaller screen I plan to return the base 11 for the i5 11 with 4/128.

Apple Expert
Jul 22, 2011, 06:07 PM
Purchased the i7 13", but going to exchange it for the i5 13". The heat and fan is too much for a MBA. Some might disagree, but I paid good money for this and I want to be satisfied.

eckthroi
Jul 22, 2011, 06:12 PM
For my first Mac I just ordered the 11" i5

stevenpa
Jul 22, 2011, 06:14 PM
13' i5 256SSD.

Should include the SSD, I think that would have more vs. i7.

Bloodraw850
Jul 22, 2011, 06:15 PM
13" i5 here :cool:

cerb
Jul 22, 2011, 06:19 PM
13" i5

reputationZed
Jul 22, 2011, 06:21 PM
13" i7 256GB

Wondering if there is anyone who went i7 that didn't also go with the larger SSD?

HiRez
Jul 22, 2011, 06:24 PM
13' i5 256SSD.

Should include the SSD, I think that would have more vs. i7.

Yeah, just started to get too many variations when I added the storage size (and RAM) in and I thought it would end up confusing. But I'm also curious about i5 vs. i7 and what the perceived value is for people. So far it looks like very few folks are opting for the 11" with i7.

sam67uk
Jul 22, 2011, 06:24 PM
13" i7 256GB SSD :)

entatlrg
Jul 22, 2011, 06:34 PM
13" i7 256 delivers Monday

Local Apple store expects 13" i5's will be there tomorrow morning, going to grab one of those too, compare heat, fan, battery life then send back the one I don't like.

Next I'll do the same with an 11" ... but from what I'm reading I may just go ahead and get the i5 now.

Chopstick217
Jul 22, 2011, 07:10 PM
13 inch i7 :D

PecanEater
Jul 22, 2011, 07:12 PM
11" i5 4GB 256GB

srxtr
Jul 22, 2011, 07:53 PM
I bought the 13" i5 as my first mac, and I must say, performance-wise I'm a bit disappointed.

It's been a good 3 hours since I first booted up the machine, and some have mentioned something about indexing that might happening at the beginning that causes the machine to get busy. But even after 3 hours scrolling of some windows seem a bit clunky and not very smooth.

Maybe I'm just being picky... Other than the lack of perfect smoothness in animations it's great.

runtohell121
Jul 22, 2011, 07:57 PM
MacBook Air i5, 4gb ram, 128gb ssd.

Apple Expert
Jul 22, 2011, 08:00 PM
Seems like the 13" i7 is pretty popular. A lot more than I though it would be.

Pogopuschel
Jul 22, 2011, 08:00 PM
It's been a good 3 hours since I first booted up the machine, and some have mentioned something about indexing that might happening at the beginning that causes the machine to get busy. But even after 3 hours scrolling of some windows seem a bit clunky and not very smooth.

Maybe I'm just being picky... Other than the lack of perfect smoothness in animations it's great.
Hm, mine is as smooth as it gets. I can't imagine simple scrolling to be clunky.
Take a look at the activity monitor to see what's taking up your CPU cycles.

Jaro65
Jul 22, 2011, 08:17 PM
13" i7, which replaced my last year's 13" ultimate. Quite happy so far.

Grid
Jul 22, 2011, 08:33 PM
I ordered an i7 (13") but cancelled the order and went for the 13" i5 instead. I am not convinced that there are serious heat issues with the i7, but I like a quiet machine and don't want to be wondering every time the fans spin up whether the i5 might have been quieter.

Kafka
Jul 22, 2011, 08:47 PM
I am not convinced that there are serious heat issues with the i7, but I like a quiet machine and don't want to be wondering every time the fans spin up whether the i5 might have been quieter.

This.

fkhan3
Jul 23, 2011, 02:01 PM
13" i7

lyrrad721
Jul 23, 2011, 06:46 PM
13'' i5 :p