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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Smile New 13" i5 base model Air wow!

I just picked up the 13" base model Air at Futureshop for $999. I've been using a 98 iMac core 2 duo and have been reading the forums here trying to decide what to get.

After playing around on this Air all I can say is wow! It's snappy, quiet, and running cool. I was a little worried about the 4GB ram when I purchased it, but after realizing the performance of this SSD it more than makes up for it. Especially at this price point.
The screen is great, the form factor is simply amazing, I couldn't be happier. The performance blows my old imac out of the water.

I just wanted to let people know because I remember reading all the should I wait for "Air 2013" posts and "Air performance" posts. I'm absolutely thrilled with mine and currently residing on cloud 9. Go for it, what a great little unit.

There were 4 or 5 units left at FS when I got mine so check it out...Best Buy has the same deal going.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Glad you like it! I fell the exact same way about mine
Current 13" Macbook Air (Mid 2012); Moto X 2014
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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While I like the 2012 models, I'm still waiting for Broadwell to hit in 2013/2014 so the 11.6" MBA I hope to see released will have 7+ hours battery life...the current 11.6" won't meet my work flow for as long as I need it to be unplugged so I got a hold-over "deal" on a 2011 MBP and added my own 8Gb RAM and 512 SSD (that were also purchased on lighting deals from Amazon.com)
2011 21" iMac, AEBS, 2009 2.0Ghz nVidia 9400M WB 4GB RAM & 64Gb SSD, 2011 13" MBP w/ 512Gb SSD/8Gb RAM, 2013 11.6" MBA & iPad3 64gb 4G
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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I just upgraded from a Mid 2010 11in MBA to the new 2012 13in base model and I totally agree this machine is so much faster then the 2010 model its really amazing.
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