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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Bought 13 inch Air for $869. Help needed on configuration!

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I just purchased a refurbished 2011 Macbook Air 4GB / 128GB off of Apple for $869. I feel like I got a pretty good deal! My workload is not very heavy and I have other options for storage. However, my mind would be at ease if the computer has 8GB. Like I said, my workload is not heavy but I do a lot of multitasking. Is the deal I got too good to pass up? Is there a cheap alternative online if I'm looking for a 2011 8GB / 128GB? Lastly, I don't think the difference from 2011 to 2012 would be noticeable for someone like me. Is that true? Thanks for all of your help!
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Hello,

I just purchased a refurbished 2011 Macbook Air 4GB / 128GB off of Apple for $869. I feel like I got a pretty good deal! My workload is not very heavy and I have other options for storage. However, my mind would be at ease if the computer has 8GB. Like I said, my workload is not heavy but I do a lot of multitasking. Is the deal I got too good to pass up? Is there a cheap alternative online if I'm looking for a 2011 8GB / 128GB? Lastly, I don't think the difference from 2011 to 2012 would be noticeable for someone like me. Is that true? Thanks for all of your help!
There is no 2011 8 GB/ 128 GB. The 8 GB RAM option introduced itself in the current 2012 models.

Nonetheless, I think you got a decent deal.
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Hello,

I just purchased a refurbished 2011 Macbook Air 4GB / 128GB off of Apple for $869. I feel like I got a pretty good deal! My workload is not very heavy and I have other options for storage. However, my mind would be at ease if the computer has 8GB. Like I said, my workload is not heavy but I do a lot of multitasking. Is the deal I got too good to pass up? Is there a cheap alternative online if I'm looking for a 2011 8GB / 128GB? Lastly, I don't think the difference from 2011 to 2012 would be noticeable for someone like me. Is that true? Thanks for all of your help!
I think I got the same deal as you except I paid $799 since I didn't pay sales tax on it. I plan on using it for about a year and selling it when the Haswell comes out.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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There is no 2011 8 GB/ 128 GB. The 8 GB RAM option introduced itself in the current 2012 models.

Nonetheless, I think you got a decent deal.

That makes sense! Opinions on 2011 vs. 2012 model? Thanks for your help!

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I think I got the same deal as you except I paid $799 since I didn't pay sales tax on it. I plan on using it for about a year and selling it when the Haswell comes out.
Where did you purchase?
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Besides the better processor and different MagSafe power adapter, you get USB 3.0. Other than that, no difference.
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Where did you purchase?
Same place as you.


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Besides the better processor and different MagSafe power adapter, you get USB 3.0. Other than that, no difference.
Forgot faster SSD in '12 MBA.
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Same place as you.




Forgot faster SSD in '12 MBA.

Did you get the 11" or 13"? The 11" are priced at $799 before tax and the 13" was $869 before tax
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Did you get the 11" or 13"? The 11" are priced at $799 before tax and the 13" was $869 before tax
I went with the 11". Maybe I should pickup the 13" in case I find the 11" too small. But really just need something to hold me over to Haswell as I sold my MBP.

The other difference is that the '12 MBA has faster RAM and a HD camera along with the other upgrades mentioned previously.
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