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TSX
Mar 21, 2010, 06:28 PM
After the new macbook air's comes out, Im going to look for a used rev C or B macbook air what do you think theyll go for?



southnc
Mar 21, 2010, 09:08 PM
After the new macbook air's comes out, Im going to look for a used rev C or B macbook air what do you think theyll go for?
I wouldn't go for either of those - especially considering their poor battery life. The current 13" MBP is a much better value and a vastly better machine, if you don't mind the extra 1.5 lbs.

Assuming the next gen MBA will be vastly better in battery life alone, will justify getting the newer machine over a bargain used one.

aleni
Mar 21, 2010, 09:36 PM
i do enjoy my macbook air. it's thin and easier to use it everywhere in home. but the battery life is really a concern. i just got 3 hours of use (wifi on, half brightness).

halledise
Mar 21, 2010, 10:50 PM
i do enjoy my macbook air. it's thin and easier to use it everywhere in home. but the battery life is really a concern. i just got 3 hours of use (wifi on, half brightness).

huh?? I get 4hrs easy on my Rev C (almost full bright screen, wireless on always, tho BT off)
suggest you recondition your battery and reset the SMC :cool:

flynz4
Mar 22, 2010, 12:47 AM
I find the MBA battery life to be sufficient. Yes... of course I would always want longer life, but not at the expense of more weight. I typically get about 3.5 hours of normal usage.

I disagree that the 13" MBP is a better machine than a MBA. I will be getting a 13" MBP soon, but that is only because my employer does not support the MBAs. I currently have a 15" MBP for work, and a MBA for personal use. For my usage... the MBA is 10X better than the 15" MBP. I expect the 13" MBP to close the gap a bit... but I know that it will not equal the MBA in total enjoyment.

The MBA is by far the nicest laptop that I have ever owned (of about 20). None of other laptops are in 2nd place.

/Jim

MultiFinder17
Mar 22, 2010, 08:11 AM
I'll just chime in and say that the revision B/C Airs are quite nice laptops - they offer great performance, and I routinely get around four hours out of the battery in mine.

Airforcekid
Mar 22, 2010, 10:11 AM
I see REV:A around $400-$500 make a nice netbook alternative. REV:B around 600-850 depending on condition and SSD REV:C will stay around 1,000 even though theres no big difference from B.

hisboyelroy
Mar 26, 2010, 08:22 PM
I think if I were you, I would choose the rev B or C with the 128 SSD. Those seem to get the best reviews from what I've been reading. And, after new MBA's are released, I would imagine you could get a used one on eBay or Craig's List for under $1,000...a real deal considering what they are going for now new.

TSX
Mar 28, 2010, 07:01 PM
I see REV:A around $400-$500 make a nice netbook alternative. REV:B around 600-850 depending on condition and SSD REV:C will stay around 1,000 even though theres no big difference from B.

Whats the difference between a rev B and a C?

Scottsdale
Mar 28, 2010, 10:24 PM
Whats the difference between a rev B and a C?

Apple adopted Intel's CPU bump in the SL9x00 series from 9300 (1.6 GHz Penryn) and 9400 (1.86 GHz Penryn) to 9400 (same) and 9600 (2.13 GHz Penryn). Apple also made an ever so tiny battery bump which I assume was to meet some energy "green" guideline to advertise "greenest family of notebooks in the world." Finally, the started including the USB>Ethernet adapter.

Both "B" and "C" are the exact same version/rev 2,1 MBA. The original was a 1,1.

agaskew
Mar 30, 2010, 05:45 AM
The Air has more 'wow' factor when you whip it out in a meeting with potential clients :cool: