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Old Aug 30, 2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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Airport express new or is older one fine?

Hi,

I have a new macbook air with 10.8 Mountain Lion, a standard router and is planning on buying a speaker (Nad Viso 1) and need an airport express to get it wireless.

Would i be fine if i went with the A1264 model? Or would you definitely recommend getting the newest A1392 model?

I do not need the extra Ethernet port at all. I just want to be as future proof as possible without spending extra money on something i do not need. What i am afraid of, is of course then mavericks is out, then i am already left behind, or do you think that the A1264 version would work with Mavericks?
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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I was having a few issues with the older AE so bought the new one...Works great, and is way more stable up on the 5GHZ band.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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For your purposes, I would get the older one. IMO it is better because there is no power cord to deal with. It is just a standard 802.11b/g/n router and will work with Mavericks or anything else for years to come.
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Great to hear, just picked up a used A1264 for what is equivalent to 44$ shipped
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For your purposes, I would get the older one. IMO it is better because there is no power cord to deal with.
I was sad when they got rid of the awesome design. Wonder why they changed it.
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I was sad when they got rid of the awesome design. Wonder why they changed it.
I reckon it was starting to get difficult to fit extra add-ons, like the extra ethernet port. Or perhaps they just want to change everything once in while to appear like a new exciting product.
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I was sad when they got rid of the awesome design. Wonder why they changed it.
Dunno, but I like it so much I bought a second one refurb'd from Apple just to have a spare for travel.
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I've had the old and the new and noticed no difference. But it's suppose to be better!!
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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Isn't it rumored that a new Airport Express will be announced this month? May be worth the wait.
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