MACWORLD 2012 MBA Review

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by justit, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    In all fairness, Macworld says its tests are designed to drain the battery quickly.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    That may be true, but they used the same test last year. So they are mostly the same. If they had used a different test last year, the results wouldn't have been comparable.

    The air is a great laptop, but I think their buying advice is sound. There isn't enough to justify an upgrade if you own a 2011 model and are happy with it.
     
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    Good point on the battery test part.

    Personally, I'm upgrading from a PowerBook so it's going to be night and day for me :p
     
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    One shouldnt be upgrading every year anyway.....unless its a huge jump
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. It was an interesting read.

    I wouldn't buy a computer based on some website general recommendations. Everyone's needs are different. Besides, they've changed almost everything on the inside, there is a faster processor, faster RAM, more RAM, faster & larger SSD, USB 3, better IGP. I think if some of these are crucial for your job then the MBA 2012 is a very, very worthy upgrade.
     
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    I agree, as long as you're happy with 4gb RAM (probably the 2011 model's main limiting factor). If not, the 8gb RAM on the 2012 model is quite a bonus!
     
  8. Boyd01, Jun 23, 2012
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    No matter how great a new computer is, why would you upgrade if you're happy with the one you have now? ;)

    Here's something I hadn't seen before though

     

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