$850 for 2012 1.8/4/128 or get 2013 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Marinia, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Not sure when the BTS is going to start.. wondering if I should go ahead and get a refurb now or just wait and get a new one?
     
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    Depends if you need the battery life and GPU power of 2013 MBAs. If not, go for the 2012 MBA.
     
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    The 2012s still get ~6 hours right? I may or may not connect it to a monitor, but it's mainly going to be used for reading PDFs, viewing video lectures, and word processing. All things I assume the 2012 can handle just fine.

    I'm also wondering if there will be a large influx of 2012 refurbs once BTS begins.. and if so maybe I should wait to get an 8/256 or at least 8/128.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Up until a few days ago I had the same question.

    Then I ended up in Oregon on a business trip. Went to a BestBuy, they had the new MBA 13, i5/4GB/128GB. Asked for edu price, no problem. Applied the $100 student coupon BB has, no problem. So my total was $950 for the new MBA. Back on the East coast a refurbished MBA 2012 from Apple would have cost me $850 + tax = $910.

    So that was an easy decision for me.
     
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    The charger hasn't left my house since I got the MBA (11"). I'd say that has made it worth the upgrade from 2012 for me.
     
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    Nice! I didn't know BB had a $100 student coupon. If I were to buy it in store, I would have to pay tax.. which is nearly 10% here, so that would essentially cancel out the student discount I think. I'll head down to BB here and see what they can do. Thank you!
     

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