Airport express new or is older one fine?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Knisse, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2012

    I have a new macbook air with 10.8 Mountain Lion, a standard router and is planning on buying a speaker (Nad Viso 1) and need an airport express to get it wireless.

    Would i be fine if i went with the A1264 model? Or would you definitely recommend getting the newest A1392 model?

    I do not need the extra Ethernet port at all. I just want to be as future proof as possible without spending extra money on something i do not need. What i am afraid of, is of course then mavericks is out, then i am already left behind, or do you think that the A1264 version would work with Mavericks?
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I was having a few issues with the older AE so bought the new one...Works great, and is way more stable up on the 5GHZ band.
  3. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    For your purposes, I would get the older one. IMO it is better because there is no power cord to deal with. It is just a standard 802.11b/g/n router and will work with Mavericks or anything else for years to come.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Great to hear, just picked up a used A1264 for what is equivalent to 44$ shipped
  5. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    I was sad when they got rid of the awesome design. Wonder why they changed it.
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2012
    I reckon it was starting to get difficult to fit extra add-ons, like the extra ethernet port. Or perhaps they just want to change everything once in while to appear like a new exciting product.
  7. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Dunno, but I like it so much I bought a second one refurb'd from Apple just to have a spare for travel.
  8. macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    I've had the old and the new and noticed no difference. But it's suppose to be better!!
  9. macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2013
    Isn't it rumored that a new Airport Express will be announced this month? May be worth the wait.

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