View Full Version : How much more capable July 2011 v. Oct 2010?

Aug 4, 2012, 09:43 AM
I currently own an Oct 2010 2.13 Core 2 with 4MB of RAM.

Im interested in purchasing the July 2011 also with 4MB of RAM.

I do quite a bit of web browsing... and watch A LOT of LIVE streaming video.

My business is dependent upon that streaming and web browsing at the same time.

Im curious as to opinions as to perhaps how big of an upgrade it would be getting the newer model?

Anyone have any guesses based on your experiences with both systems?

Id appreciate any insight. Thank you in advance.

Aug 4, 2012, 09:45 AM
Not going to make much difference at all.

Aug 4, 2012, 09:58 AM
I'd say the difference is substantial.

The performance gap between 2010 and 2011 MBAs is a lot more than 2011 and 2012 MBAs

You can rlook here for more information: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4528/the-2011-macbook-air-11-13inch-review

Aug 4, 2012, 12:27 PM
Still, I'd suggest at least 2 gigs of ram. 4mb might get a little slow from time to time you know


Aug 4, 2012, 07:26 PM
I don’t think you’d see a significant benefit for the uses you describe.