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Old Dec 27, 2014, 07:00 AM   #5176
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Parents ordered MBA 11" i5/128Gb/8Gb from Apple UK certified refurb store after waiting 2 months for 8Gb models to resurface on the site. Machine arrived and they've been given a i7 instead of an i5. The box says i5. The machine says i7. The serial number on the box and in the machine are identical. So 250 saving over RRP of same model from Apple, new (they paid 699).
Similar experience here. Ordered the same spec MBA as your parents from the UK refurbished store (i5/128GB/8GB). Opened it yesterday to find that I had actually been sent an i7. Quite a nice surprise!
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Old Dec 28, 2014, 06:32 PM   #5177
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Got a 13 inch for Christmas and haven't even opened the box yet! Excited to get started as it's my first MacBook!
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Old Jan 1, 2015, 07:22 PM   #5178
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Shipped! 2014 Macbook air

2014 Macbook air 13 inch shipped from BB. Custom with 8GB of RAM
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Old Jan 4, 2015, 06:32 PM   #5179
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Just picked up my first macbook air,( base model from best buy 13 inch) and also first mac in 4 years.

coming from just using a surface tablet, previously owned maxed out 15'' 2011 macbook pro. Hope this will be fine for me.
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Old Jan 7, 2015, 05:24 AM   #5180
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Ordered my first MBA on New Years Eve. 13' with 256GB and 8GB RAM. First ever Mac. Scheduled to arrive on Thursday and I honestly can't wait to finally use it.
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Old Jan 19, 2015, 04:33 PM   #5181
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hi

just pulled the trigger on a refurbished MBA 11" base (i5, 4gb ram, 128gb)


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Old Jan 19, 2015, 07:07 PM   #5182
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Just bought a used 2013 13-inch base model MacBook air off Craigslist for my wife. It is in flawless condition and checked with Apple and it isn't stolen. Only paid $450! Pretty stoked she loves it will be perfect for her she only does light work and watches movies.
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 09:56 AM   #5183
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Buying used MBA 11

Looking at getting a used/older Mac for work as a field tech for copiers. Fell in love with the MBP 13 retina but out of my price range. Found a 11" MBA i5 8gb 256gb SSD for $600 but need to buy charger, it died on him so he bought a new 13". It'a a 2012 so it has the older Ivy Bridge technology instead of Haswell, not sure if that is a big difference or not.

Also found an 11" 2013 i7, 8gb, 256gb ssd for $720. This one has the haswell chipset.

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Old Jan 25, 2015, 01:34 AM   #5184
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Picked up a new MBA 13" 2014 model from Craigslist for $750 for my wife. I think it's a great deal for an awesome laptop!
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 06:27 AM   #5185
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Got my new macbook air just in time

I made several posts in here back in January how I was disappointed with Thinkpads and Lenovo after being their user for a decade. My first laptop was a toshiba (which broke after 1 year) and after that every single one was a thinkpad for a total of 5 thinkpads. Some older models were given to family members and worked for a decade. The most recent ones made by lenovo started breaking down after 1.5 years, which is a shame for a company like that.

http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...-pcs-superfish

Here is news, now Lenovo started installing adware on their laptops....

Im glad I got new macbook air 2014 last month. No crapware, no adware, solid OS.
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Old Feb 19, 2015, 06:33 AM   #5186
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 02:47 PM   #5187
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Hello Everyone. Longtime board creeper, first time poster here. Was wondering if I could get your 2 cents.

I am looking to get a refurbished Macbook air (or maybe a refurb macbook pro retina), but have been holding off with all the macbook air and pro update rumours. My partner's laptop is about to bite the dust, so it is definitely a needed purchase.

My question, if anyone has ever tracked this: when a new model comes out, how much do the previous refurb models typical drop by? I will not be buying the new laptops once they are updated, but am assuming I will get a price break on the refurbs that are currently in the store. If it's only $30-$50, screw it, I will buy now. I am unsure though

Thoughts? Any advice from people who have been in my situation would be much appreciated.

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Old Feb 24, 2015, 04:20 PM   #5188
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Just Ordered My First Macbook

First-time posting and first-time Apple customer.
Just ordered a 13" Macbook Air with 256 SSD and 8GB RAM after two months of waiting for a refresh/upgrade that never came. Hoping the refresh/upgrade doesn't come next week.
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Old Feb 25, 2015, 07:47 AM   #5189
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Waited for the supposed refresh announcement yesterday and it came and went so fed up with waiting and gone for a 2014 11", i5, 8gb ram and 128GB storage for 699. Got myself a leather Vaja case as well.

UPDATE

Arrived today and they have sent me the faster 1.7ghz i7 processor version so very pleased with that as i only ordered the 1.4ghz i5

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Old Feb 26, 2015, 07:23 AM   #5190
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I'm going to the Apple store tomorrow, going to buy a 13" MBA with the larger hard drive. So excited!
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 09:34 AM   #5191
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Just picked up my Macbook Air 11 base model last night at Best Buy. I had them match the B&H Photo price. I was debating on getting a 2nd Mac Mini, but I have always wanted a 11" MBA so I decided to get one.

I too was waiting for an update - but realized that for $799 this MBA is going to do everything I need it to for a long time. I'm not really concerned with what an update will bring and really like this MBA. This model has been out for some time now, so I feel that it is pretty bullet proof and should give me good service for a long time.

I'm also amazed at how well 4GB RAM works on OS X - even when pushing it. My Mac Mini has 16GB RAM and I wasn't sure how well 4GB was going to do for my usage (not running VMs on the MBA) - and I am very impressed.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 05:11 PM   #5192
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Waited for the supposed refresh announcement yesterday and it came and went so fed up with waiting and gone for a 2014 11", i5, 8gb ram and 128GB storage for 699. Got myself a leather Vaja case as well.

UPDATE

Arrived today and they have sent me the faster 1.7ghz i7 processor version so very pleased with that as i only ordered the 1.4ghz i5
Where did you get yours from? I bought th base model today from PC world. Was expecting it to be 749 but was 699 at the till. It had been discounted.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 05:24 PM   #5193
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Where did you get yours from? I bought th base model today from PC world. Was expecting it to be 749 but was 699 at the till. It had been discounted.
Apple refurb store. 699 for the 1.7ghz i7, 8GB Ram, 128GB Hard drive
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Old Feb 28, 2015, 09:27 AM   #5194
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I bought an 11 inch i5/ 4GB/128 GB 2014 MacBook air on Thursday. Very pleased with it so far.
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