MacBook Air Purchase

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maclver, Jul 6, 2013.

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    I currently have a Mid-2011 13" Macbook Air 1.7 i5

    I am looking to purchase a new Macbook Air, what kind of differences besides battery life will I notice if I get the new 13" Macbook Air 1.3 i5?
     
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    This again :rolleyes:

    I'll just say I have the max'd out model (8GB and i7) and the battery life is absolutely insane. From 8 to 14h depending on what I'm doing.

    Don't get the i7 if you don't need it, though.
     
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    Internet, some gaming, watching videos, etc
     
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    you'll get slightly better performance, much better gaming graphics, 802.11ac, new bluetooth, a super fast SSD, and super fast boot times, and instant wake from sleeps
     
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    OK, next question. Which would be better

    the fully loaded 13" Macbook Air (1.7 i7, 8GB RAM 256GB) or Low end 128GB Retina Display MBP 13"
     
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    -Better for what? The Air has much better battery life and a larger and faster SSD.
     
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    I was asking myself that same question, but really is it more what do you want instead of what you need?

    I was considering the same thing then I realized I have a 2011 27in iMac for horsepower and I didn't "need" a high powered laptop. What I needed was an iPad replacement, something that ran OSX instead of iOS.

    I bought a base MacBook Air, which is much less then what I intended. I have had the machine for 3 weeks and have not been let down.

    Im still interested in and "want" a new MacBook Pro, but if you get right down to it, the MBA has not let me down and it is the base model
     

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