2010 13 or 2011 11?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Daniel97, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    Which would you guys go for?

    Cant make my mind up :(
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It doesn't matter what any of us would go for. It's your computer. What model do you want; or what factors are in play that would allow someone to give you advice either way?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    Well i think the 11 screen would be too small but i want a backlit keyboard ..

    My budget is £800 or a 2011 13" MBP with decent spec to trade as a maximum so I'm looking at used models ..
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    You could just wait for the 2011 models to surface in the refurb store. Considering the ongoing price drops on lesser 2010 models, it has to be a matter of time.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2005
    Leamington Spa, England
    I've got the 11" and I've got no problem with the screen size. I think it's great, but I only use it for basic stuff like web browsing. It all depends what you want to do with it, are you going to need the extra pixels?
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    I would go with the 2011 models. The 2010 models don't have a backlit keyboard and the 2011's are much better in terms of performance. And if you feel the 11" is too small, just go for 13". If you want to stay within your budget, go for a 13" 2011 refurb when it hits the store.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    just get 13" 2011 model.. why would you want to get the old model if you can get the latest model right now.
  8. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    What do you do with it?

    The 11" is a beautiful little machine, I would personally avoid the 13" Macbook Pro, as the 11" screen resolution is a great deal sharper. If you need more real-estate, then I'd recommend using an external monitor when you don't need to be mobile.

    If you had the option, I'd go for the 13" 2011 Air. If you don't have the cash now, and you can wait, it's by far the best option, IMO.
  9. 3bs
    macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I'd go with the 2011 11". I have a 2010 11" and the screen size hasn't been an issue
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    Buffalo, NY.
    I had the 2010 13" and traded it in for the 2011 11". I am very happy with my choice.
  11. macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2011
    I was planning on getting the 11" and I was already maxing my budget out with that but I decided that if this was going to be my main machine than I would probably be happier with the 13" so I pushed the budget a bit further to get the 13". Should be here Tuesday :D.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Good choice. Very happy with the 2010's battery life and cool temps.
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010

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