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Old Sep 7, 2014, 08:43 AM   #5151
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been lurking around the forum for the longest time and today I finally got me hands on the latest base model 11inch. off to a flying start after hitting that power button and im so loving it already
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Old Sep 7, 2014, 10:17 AM   #5152
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Honestly, for real life use the display difference is only slightly noticeable to me and only at certain times. Sometimes I'll think "this looked better on the retina display", but that doesn't mean it hinders my usage in any way.

I needed more portability and better battery life. I actually did notice a weight difference in my backpack and the open MBA is just easier to carry around one handed. I'm on the go A LOT though, so I know not every needs the ultra portability that I value.
Do you think the weight difference is significant enough to go MBA for someone who moves from office to office on different floors (taking the stairs) at work, but who doesn't carry it long distances (i.e.: around campus)?
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Old Sep 8, 2014, 12:23 AM   #5153
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Grabbed a 13 inch with the 8gb base model. Finally upgrading from the unibody white polycarbonate model from 09 lol. Loving it so far had it for a week now, new on the forums as well.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 04:17 PM   #5154
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UPS are a joke. I've just spent the whole day in my flat and they haven't delivered despite my mba apparently being 'in transit' since 9am this morning :/
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Old Sep 12, 2014, 04:18 AM   #5155
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Congratulations!!

I got mine today and unfortunately no free upgrade.

Out of curiosity: When you check the specs online, for example on this website:
http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

Does it say 8GB there or 4GB?
Sorry for not responding sooner! Everything I looked at using the serial number said 4GB, so it was a nice surprise when I randomly checked in About This Mac after a few hours of playing around/getting it set up.
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Old Sep 23, 2014, 01:41 PM   #5156
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Air cpu?

recently bought an i mac 27 512gb ssd through the education store and loving the transition into the world of apple. this was largely triggered by phenomena such as the windows cryptolocker locking pc's down. i was sick of it and the wider security flaws of windows. anyway im a little in the money these days and as the imac will be my main workhorse i still need a little pony for the road. having gone into the store i was attracted by the retina displays but have since u turned placing weight and battery life above all. my simple question is if i order the 512 gb ssd//1.4 ghz , MBA, version are there limitations between a higher capacity storage working with a lower powered cpu as described above?for eg would an i7 utilise the speed of a 512ssd more efficiently than an i5? i will be getting 8gb ram and main uses office 365,videos,web.music,large no of tabs open for research etc at once. many thanks.
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Old Sep 30, 2014, 06:35 PM   #5157
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Just picked up a 13" base MBA from Best Buy yesterday using their student coupon. I'm coming from a late 2013 13" rMBP and I'm glad I made the switch. Wish I had gone with the MBA in the first place.
I'm about to do the same thing. I love the screen on my retina, but hate the front edge not being tapered. Only worry about screen quality lacking but I think I'll manage. You happy so far?

EDIT:Finally did it! Picked up a 13 inch base model from BB tonight for 799 after 100 off on sale, and 100 student discount. They wouldn't allow me to stack the mover's on top of the student discount. They've apparently cracked down on that!

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Old Oct 3, 2014, 10:37 PM   #5158
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I'm about to do the same thing. I love the screen on my retina, but hate the front edge not being tapered. Only worry about screen quality lacking but I think I'll manage. You happy so far?

EDIT:Finally did it! Picked up a 13 inch base model from BB tonight for 799 after 100 off on sale, and 100 student discount. They wouldn't allow me to stack the mover's on top of the student discount. They've apparently cracked down on that!
I'm very happy with my Air!

How do you like it?
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Old Oct 4, 2014, 12:20 PM   #5159
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I'm very happy with my Air!

How do you like it?
Love it! Screen downgrade from retina took a little getting used to but the rest of the machine more than makes up for it!
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Old Oct 5, 2014, 11:12 AM   #5160
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Call me stupid but I've just bought an original, January 2008 MacBook Air in mint condition w/ a brand spanking new battery. I was on a majorly small budget and coming from a 15" PowerBook G4, needed something really portable that has a solid keyboard and can do the simple things in Office, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. My PowerBook to be honest packs enough power itself for what I do on my notebooks, but it's just too heavy to lug around every day, hence the purchase of the Air. I considered the late 2010 11" but deemed it just too small for me.
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Old Oct 7, 2014, 03:44 AM   #5161
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Refurb Macbook Air with i7 CPU

i'm in the UK and ordered a refurb 2013 MBA 11 inch/i5/4GB/128GB for 599 and got the delivery yesterday. After setting it up i noticed they have sent me the one with i7 CPU (4650U) with the following spec.

Model Name: MacBook Air
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBA61.0099.B12


anybody know if this is 2013 model or 2012? should i be worried or i just got a better spec free?
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Old Oct 8, 2014, 09:16 AM   #5162
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i'm in the UK and ordered a refurb 2013 MBA 11 inch/i5/4GB/128GB for 599 and got the delivery yesterday. After setting it up i noticed they have sent me the one with i7 CPU (4650U) with the following spec.

Model Name: MacBook Air
Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 1.7 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBA61.0099.B12


anybody know if this is 2013 model or 2012? should i be worried or i just got a better spec free?
It's 2013 model, you can find more info at everymac.com

Congrats, enjoy your new mac.
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Old Oct 10, 2014, 11:03 PM   #5163
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2013 MBA 11 inch/i7/8GB/256GB $1099

I purchased a refurbished Mac mini last year and decided I was comfortable converting to Mac/OS X from the PC/Microsoft environment. I wish Retina was available but I'm satisfied with my purchase; perhaps, I'll catch it during a 2016/2017 upgrade.
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Old Oct 15, 2014, 10:54 PM   #5164
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Work just bought me a 11" MBA (cheapest model there is). I honestly think the purchasing agent had no idea what they were buying and just saw it was cheaper. I also got a Thunderbolt Display so that helps.

I personally own a 15" rMPB so this is quite an adjustment, I honestly don't know if I can adjust. Worst case I will continue to just use my rMPB for work.

Now on the hunt for a bag. I normally shop Waterfield but nothing screams out to me that is made for the 11". May just get one of their sleeves.
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Old Oct 16, 2014, 06:38 AM   #5165
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I can't get along with Windows any more, 8.1 is awful, 10 looks to be less awful, but still awful. If someone at Microsoft has a vision he or she is keeping it to themselves.

So, for the first time in my life, I have an Apple product. a 13 Air. It's nice. I like it. What's that over there.....an iMac you say?
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