Which MBA should I get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fordprefect, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm a college student with a few extra bucks. I recently upgraded to a MBP 15 with leather interior and heated seats, but it's huge and I don't want to be carrying a $2500 machine around with me.
    I carry my apple everywhere and need it to be portable.
    I use multiple browsers, word (like it's my job), excel, dreamweaver, photoshop. and vmware with win7 (not all the time but I want the option).
    I'd like some feelings from people who know better than I on what decision to make. I normally just go for the top of the line, but I could stand to save a few bucks if possible.
    I know I'll need 4gig on ram on an air. No music is kept on my apples and battery life is important.
     
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    torbjoern

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    You should really go with 4 GB of RAM - this is a no-brainer, actually.

    Battery life is important? Get the 13-inch. As for processor, 1.86 GHz should be fine, but I'm not sure if you can have the extra RAM as an option then.

    If you don't keep a lot of music and other media files, 128 GB SSD should suffice, but you might still want to consider the 256 GB.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Dont get this MBA wait for the next one this one is 4 months old and in about 4-6 months a new one will come out
     
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    torbjoern

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    But after that, there will be a total redesign - better wait till late 2012.
     
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    iNotion

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    Better wait for 'forever'. LOL!
     
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    torbjoern

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    It took 3 years from the first Air was released until I bought one.
     

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