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Old Mar 14, 2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question Speed difference??

Is there a speed difference from the MBA 1.86 GHz and the 2.13 GHz? I talked to an apple store employee and he was telling me when it is that close you can't really tell as opposed to something like 1.86Ghz to 2.8Ghz. Any thoughts?
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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Yes, there is a speed difference, but if your primary use is email and web surfing, you might not notice much actual difference in use.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 01:07 PM   #3
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well it would be for daily use at school. Primary apps I would be using on a daily basis would be itunes,mail, Microsoft office, safari and probably a few other apps nothing too intense.

Would it better to just get an ultimate?
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well it would be for daily use at school. Primary apps I would be using on a daily basis would be itunes,mail, Microsoft office, safari and probably a few other apps nothing too intense.

Would it better to just get an ultimate?
if you can afford it
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Faster is always better. I'd get the memory upgrade first, and then if you can afford the extra $100, get the processor upgrade.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 11:26 PM   #6
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It is def noticeable when using CPU heavy task, but its not a huge jump only about a 15% increase.
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