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Old Mar 23, 2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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Is this a good deal?

I'm buying a macbook air 13' and i've done a lot of research and know what I want. However i'm only 18 so this will be a big financial decision for me so I want to make sure i'm making the right choice.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC965LL/A

Thanks in advance!!
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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If you don't need it now, wait a few weeks. A refresh might be coming in April or May.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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I always say, buy what you need now. Sure, there might be a refresh in the coming days/weeks/months, but Apple computers are known to be good values - even if you decide to sell and upgrade in a couple of months, chances are pretty good you will get a decent amount for the "old" one.

I have to say that the 2011 mba 13" has got to be the best laptop I've ever had - and I've had quite the collection over the past 20 years.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 11:32 AM   #4
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I see what your saying skoopman. I usually wait until right after the newest comes out to buy that way I have the longest period of time until the "newer" comes out.

On another note jmgregory1 I think thats a good idea. And after all the research i've done, my gut tells me apple refurb is the best idea.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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I see what your saying skoopman. I usually wait until right after the newest comes out to buy that way I have the longest period of time until the "newer" comes out.
Exactly what I'm doing.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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Exactly what I'm doing.
Thats what I did with the 4s and i'm glad I did. Although I (and I think I speak for everyone when I say this) thought it was going to be a bigger upgrade. Don't get me wrong i'm glad I waited tho. But if the new macbook air refresh will be anything like the 4,4s i'll be fine with the "old"
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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Exactly what I'm doing.

You can end up waiting like a year though with that method if you're not careful!
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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You can end up waiting like a year though with that method if you're not careful!
True. My current setup is:

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I guess I can wait until the 17" MBP gets refreshed? :P
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:15 PM   #9
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I just bought that two days ago. If you need it, buy it now. There will always be a newer model around the corner.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 12:53 PM   #10
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I'm buying a macbook air 13' and i've done a lot of research and know what I want. However i'm only 18 so this will be a big financial decision for me so I want to make sure i'm making the right choice.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC965LL/A

Thanks in advance!!
When you say 'financial decision', are you buying it on credit? I've been there before (G4 Powerbooks were more than Macbook Pros) and don't do it! Save up or buy used, trust me.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 03:31 PM   #11
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When you say 'financial decision', are you buying it on credit? I've been there before (G4 Powerbooks were more than Macbook Pros) and don't do it! Save up or buy used, trust me.
Nooo I wouldn't do it unless I could afford it. I already have the money not getting sucked into creditors!
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 03:44 PM   #12
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I'm buying a macbook air 13' and i've done a lot of research and know what I want. However i'm only 18 so this will be a big financial decision for me so I want to make sure i'm making the right choice.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC965LL/A

Thanks in advance!!
My family got me the same MBA at the end of Nov, I continue to be amazed & delighted with this computer.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 03:13 PM   #13
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Well, its done! I just bought the refurb mba 13" off of apple. CAN'T WAIT!!
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 06:58 PM   #14
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Well, its done! I just bought the refurb mba 13" off of apple. CAN'T WAIT!!
Congratulations!
I was super excited and nervous when I bought mine too.
Did tons of research, and I'm glad I did.
Its been the fastest computer I've used in my life, and never ceases to amaze me.

I can't wait for the new ones, but I don't know if I'll sell mine and get a new one, I might just get apple care in October and wait it out till next year for a better update, and to save $.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 10:28 PM   #15
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Congratulations!
I was super excited and nervous when I bought mine too.
Did tons of research, and I'm glad I did.
Its been the fastest computer I've used in my life, and never ceases to amaze me.

I can't wait for the new ones, but I don't know if I'll sell mine and get a new one, I might just get apple care in October and wait it out till next year for a better update, and to save $.
Thats what I like to hear! Posts like that make me proud and confident in my purchase!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:48 AM   #16
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You can end up waiting like a year though with that method if you're not careful!
Yep. Happened to me. Back last year I was wanting a MBP and I was waiting for the "near" refresh hoping for higher resolution screens as the MBA's got at the time. Here it is a year later, even with the slight update with the line, and I wish I had just bought it. The processors were better, but I would have taken a core 2 duo and the nVidia GPU.

Just a few days I ordered my first Mac being the MBA. I'm not waiting this time.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:58 AM   #17
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If you are waiting always for a refresh you will never get to a new MBA, because there will be always refreshes so if you want one just get it
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 07:49 AM   #18
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i'm using my air right now and its phenomenal. Words cannot explain how much i love this thing. i'm glad i got it and i think i made the right choice by getting the 13' with 4/128 and the 2011 with the i5!
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