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Amrives
Feb 10, 2013, 12:03 AM
If anyone is reading these threads because they are considering buying a MacBook Air, whether it be 13" or 11", just pull the trigger. It's a beast. This computer is on fire.

I have the 11" 1.7ghz i5 128gb 8gb RAM model. I got it right at $875 and man i could not be happier for what I got it for. It will carry out all the needs of my girlfriend while she is at school and in class and when she gets home i can leave my 2.3 i7 Mac Mini plugged into the TV downstairs and take the Air upstairs and use my audio interfaces with no lag and great response. Runs Logic and Ableton like a champ. I haven't had a chance to game at all on this laptop so if anyone wants to give me some advice on a good game I can play in relatively high graphics that would be nice, but I LOVE THIS LITTLE COMPUTER!



David58117
Feb 10, 2013, 12:23 AM
Where did you get it from for that price!!?

I got the basic 64 gig 11inch for 605 and thought that was a steal..

Anyway, even the base model is definitely a nice computer, and a beast considering what many other people currently use..

Rob.G
Feb 10, 2013, 12:27 AM
Whatever config you get, these things are so awesome. They're so tiny, yet so powerful.

Rob

rufhausen
Feb 10, 2013, 02:01 PM
I was thinking about posting a similar thread. I just received a refurbished 2012 13" i5 with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD and I would describe it as the perfect laptop. Plenty of power, fast, and light.
I wish I had gotten it sooner.

Mrbobb
Feb 10, 2013, 03:24 PM
If u wanto keep gushing about ur purchase, I suggest staying away from the latest & greatest games 'coz the fan is gonna come on real loud and hot. Just saying. ^)

rufhausen
Feb 10, 2013, 03:29 PM
If u wanto keep gushing about ur purchase, I suggest staying away from the latest & greatest games 'coz the fan is gonna come on real loud and hot. Just saying. ^)

I'm not sure why anyone would buy a MBA to play games. That's not its purpose.

Vikinguy
Feb 10, 2013, 04:04 PM
The SSD doesn't really shine until you've had it for a couple of weeks. Then you really start to notice just how blazing it is.

2IS
Feb 10, 2013, 04:42 PM
If u wanto keep gushing about ur purchase, I suggest staying away from the latest & greatest games 'coz the fan is gonna come on real loud and hot. Just saying. ^)


I run all the latest and greatest games and my MBA does not have this issue. Probably becuase I've got a Windows PC with an i7 and GTX 680 for that. Point being, no one buys an MBA as a gaming computer.

Mrbobb
Feb 10, 2013, 04:52 PM
I run all the latest and greatest games and my MBA does not have this issue. Probably becuase I've got a Windows PC with an i7 and GTX 680 for that. Point being, no one buys an MBA as a gaming computer.

Tell that to OP.

U saw her blonde beauty, u finally marry her, but for God's safe do not ask her what she thinks about particle physics! :D

alan7467
Feb 10, 2013, 04:58 PM
If anyone is reading these threads because they are considering buying a MacBook Air, whether it be 13" or 11", just pull the trigger. It's a beast. This computer is on fire.

I have the 11" 1.7ghz i5 128gb 8gb RAM model. I got it right at $875 and man i could not be happier for what I got it for. It will carry out all the needs of my girlfriend while she is at school and in class and when she gets home i can leave my 2.3 i7 Mac Mini plugged into the TV downstairs and take the Air upstairs and use my audio interfaces with no lag and great response. Runs Logic and Ableton like a champ. I haven't had a chance to game at all on this laptop so if anyone wants to give me some advice on a good game I can play in relatively high graphics that would be nice, but I LOVE THIS LITTLE COMPUTER!

If the 13" is any indication it sounds like you should be able to run source games really well (portal, half life). It also sounds like star craft 2 runs well.

Talon Six
Feb 10, 2013, 05:11 PM
I also jumped on the 13" MBA bandwagon last week. I'm headed overseas for a one-year job, and the Mac mini + TB Display would be a bit much to haul around. Enter the MBA. I've been extremely pleased with it's performance so far and the price was very good - got it from Macmall with that sale they had going last week and wound up paying USD $1610 for the 13" i7, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

Of course the accessorizing bug set in right away and I've got a Bookbook and an STM Velo bag en route. I'm still on the hunt for speakers and I'm leaning toward the JBL Flip.

My only minor complaint is the screen brightness, but I've been spoiled for the last year by the TB display.

2IS
Feb 10, 2013, 05:27 PM
Tell that to OP.

U saw her blonde beauty, u finally marry her, but for God's safe do not ask her what she thinks about particle physics! :D

If he's expecting "relatively high graphics" on newer more demanding games, he will certainly be disappointed and bought the wrong machine in every sense (wrong form factor in being an ultrabook, wrong operating system)

Something like Counter Strike on high settings is certainly possible. But if you want to play Black Ops 2, BF3, Assassins Creed 3, Crysis etc etc, yeah... Not going to happen on high.

Kushp14
Feb 10, 2013, 08:15 PM
Yeah the air has gotten better and now is the best for the price ,the SSD is awesome and fast.

Karr271
Feb 11, 2013, 11:43 AM
Where did you get it from for that price!!?

I got the basic 64 gig 11inch for 605 and thought that was a steal..

Anyway, even the base model is definitely a nice computer, and a beast considering what many other people currently use..

Did you buy it online? I'm interested in an 11" and that's a great price!