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Old Jul 24, 2011, 03:55 AM   #1
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Does trading macbook alu for old 11" air make sense?

I got offered to trade my macbook aluminum (late 2008) 2.0GHz, 6GB RAM, 160GB for a macbook air 11" (late 2010) 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM 64GB.

I have ordered a 2011 13" air for myself and will be giving my current macbook to my girlfriend. Im wondering if it makes sense to trade it for a air for her. My girlfriend will start working abroad every other week this fall so a light computer would definitely be nice. She only surfs the web so I think the 1.4GHz core2duo will be sufficient but what are your thoughts? Does the trade make sense?

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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:36 AM   #2
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if all she does is only surfing the web, yeah for sure exchange it with the 11" air.

nobody knows what will happen with your 3 years old
mbp, maybe the logicboard or something else will soon fail.

go exchange it
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:41 AM   #3
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I think I'd ask HER before you make any decision.
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I think I'd ask HER before you make any decision.
An excellent suggestion. Seriously though, that sort of exchange makes sense only if the potential user values portability over everything else. Given that your GF will be working abroad she will probably vale the uber-portability of the MBA, but it makes sense to ask what she thinks she may need, or want, in a computer before effecting this exchange.

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An excellent suggestion. Seriously though, that sort of exchange makes sense only if the potential user values portability over everything else. Given that your GF will be working abroad she will probably vale the uber-portability of the MBA, but it makes sense to ask what she thinks she may need, or want, in a computer before effecting this exchange.

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It's a good trade. That would be reason enough for me.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:55 AM   #7
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Thx for your replies guys. I have of course asked her and she loves how the MacBook air looks but she is afraid it is dog slow because of the CPU and less ram. She fears that it will struggle with YouTube clips like here old celeron pc-laptop does. So I think she will love it. I'll call the guy and see I'f we can make the deal.
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:40 AM   #8
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I certainly wouldn't do it. Going from 6Gb ram to 2Gb? That just doesn't make sense to me. 2Gb is pretty weak sauce especially with Lion in its current state, memory gets eaten up quite fast if you use Safari.

I think that AluBook will be worth quite a lot on eBay in the future too, they are quite rare now aren't they?
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Wow, I actually DO have a Collector's Edition? Huh. Of course, the 2.4ghz is now OFFICIALLY the only Macbook EVER to have a backlit keyboard.
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I certainly wouldn't do it. Going from 6Gb ram to 2Gb? That just doesn't make sense to me. 2Gb is pretty weak sauce especially with Lion in its current state, memory gets eaten up quite fast if you use Safari.

I think that AluBook will be worth quite a lot on eBay in the future too, they are quite rare now aren't they?
Even if it is rare, a few months of my girlfriend usage it will probably be beat to hell. 2GB ram vs 6GB, for me personally that is a issue but my girlfriend only use the browser.

Story short, I made the trade. Typing from the 11" air now and I like it, feels faster then I thought it would. However, can't wait for my 13" i5.
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Even if it is rare, a few months of my girlfriend usage it will probably be beat to hell. 2GB ram vs 6GB, for me personally that is a issue but my girlfriend only use the browser.

Story short, I made the trade. Typing from the 11" air now and I like it, feels faster then I thought it would. However, can't wait for my 13" i5.
I'm surprised anyone would make that trade honestly. The 2010 air is worth quite a bit more.
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