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Maclver
Jul 6, 2013, 06:06 PM
I currently have a Mid-2011 13" Macbook Air 1.7 i5

I am looking to purchase a new Macbook Air, what kind of differences besides battery life will I notice if I get the new 13" Macbook Air 1.3 i5?



B...
Jul 6, 2013, 06:20 PM
For what uses?

ylrd
Jul 6, 2013, 06:22 PM
This again :rolleyes:

I'll just say I have the max'd out model (8GB and i7) and the battery life is absolutely insane. From 8 to 14h depending on what I'm doing.

Don't get the i7 if you don't need it, though.

Maclver
Jul 6, 2013, 06:25 PM
For what uses?

Internet, some gaming, watching videos, etc

Tharius
Jul 6, 2013, 07:39 PM
the new edition has much better battery life

tylerwatt12
Jul 6, 2013, 08:06 PM
you'll get slightly better performance, much better gaming graphics, 802.11ac, new bluetooth, a super fast SSD, and super fast boot times, and instant wake from sleeps

Maclver
Jul 7, 2013, 12:28 PM
you'll get slightly better performance, much better gaming graphics, 802.11ac, new bluetooth, a super fast SSD, and super fast boot times, and instant wake from sleeps

OK, next question. Which would be better

the fully loaded 13" Macbook Air (1.7 i7, 8GB RAM 256GB) or Low end 128GB Retina Display MBP 13"

Bear
Jul 7, 2013, 12:40 PM
OK, next question. Which would be better

the fully loaded 13" Macbook Air (1.7 i7, 8GB RAM 256GB) or Low end 128GB Retina Display MBP 13"-Better for what? The Air has much better battery life and a larger and faster SSD.

Fifteen20s
Jul 7, 2013, 12:59 PM
OK, next question. Which would be better

the fully loaded 13" Macbook Air (1.7 i7, 8GB RAM 256GB) or Low end 128GB Retina Display MBP 13"


I was asking myself that same question, but really is it more what do you want instead of what you need?

I was considering the same thing then I realized I have a 2011 27in iMac for horsepower and I didn't "need" a high powered laptop. What I needed was an iPad replacement, something that ran OSX instead of iOS.

I bought a base MacBook Air, which is much less then what I intended. I have had the machine for 3 weeks and have not been let down.

Im still interested in and "want" a new MacBook Pro, but if you get right down to it, the MBA has not let me down and it is the base model