1.83ghz Rev C MacBook Air or 11" MBA ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ranxoren, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. ranxoren macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    Hey guys I am on the fence.
    I am offered for the same price to purchase either the 1.83ghz previous gen MBA with its 120gb drive, faster processor and 13" screen or the new 11" MBA with its portability, Flash based memory and 2 USB ports.
    While the 11" form factor is really appealing I don't know what to do lol.
    Any advice?

  2. TheAllStar macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2010
    Depends what's really important when you add everything up. You'd think they'd be trivial matters, but I'm going to miss the backlit keys, sleep light indicator, IR sensor too much. None of the upgrades are very relevant to my needs, except the battery upgrade and nicer memory, both of which I can work around. The flip-down port with USB and mini-jack really grew on me too, I think I prefer that over the new look.

    New flash HD would be nice. If you're savvy enough, you could swap the SATA for a SDD on the older one.
  3. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
  4. stockscalper macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    New one has large glass track pad that supports gestures and it also has a nicer display.
  5. ranxoren thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    The nicer resolution on the 11" is definitely a nice upgrade indeed however I am wondering if I can live with 11". I used to have a 12" PB and LOVED it therefore I think I shouldnt be too worried about 11.6".

    The multi-touch gestures are supported on all MBA even my current trusty MBA 1,1 (Snow Leopard brought them on).

    I am really on the fence... mainly because of hard drive space (it is not my main computer I have an i5 iMac at home but I like to have a decent hdd and comparing 120 to 64...) and availability. I could get the rev C 13" today whereas the 11.6" would make me wait a week without a notebook to travel with.
  6. epictempo macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Sounds like you've made up your mind. If you LOVED(like me) the 12" pb than you'll most likely fall in love again with the 11.6". It's only a 0.4 negligible difference besides the 16:9 ratio. Waiting a week ain't so bad for something and the stores are already getting them in if you don't BTO.
  7. ranxoren thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2010
    Yeah i think im set on the 11"

    Update: Just found out that the 11" would cost me 170$ more than the Rev C 1.83ghz is it still worth the 11" you think ?
  8. eninety88 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008

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