13.3 128gb worth a buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Billburns, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Billburns macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2017
    Best Buy has or had them on sale for $799.99 and desperately need a new MacBook.

    Had the 13" aluminum unibody when it first dropped and spent $1300 to get one. Lasted over 5 years.

    Would love a better machine than this air but not Trying to spend $1000++ anymore

    I won't buy used either so I guess this is my only choice unless someone else has the air for cheaper
  2. sracer macrumors 601


    Apr 9, 2010
    Land of Bongos and Beatniks
    I think that you answered your question in the first sentence. :)

    $200 off is an excellent deal even though they (Best Buy) had it $250 off 2 months ago.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68030


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I'd think carefully whether 128gb will be a big enough disk for the next few years. Upgrading the SSD later is possible but it's expensive and not a very attractive option IMO.
  4. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  5. kiwipeso1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2001
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I would strongly recommend against a 128 GB MBA, as you will basically need to run a SD card all the time if you need anything large stored with it.
  6. ftaok macrumors 601


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Personally, I think the 13" MBA at $800 is a great deal. Sure, it's old and outdated, but it runs Sierra beautifully. And yeah, the screen isn't as nice as the retina Macs, but the resolution is nice at 1440x900.

    It has regular USB ports and an SD card slot, so that's a bonus that the newer Macs don't have.

    I've bought two of these in the last 6 months for my kids and was contemplating buying a 3rd for my youngest (ended up getting a refurb 2010 Macbook instead). The USB ports and SD slot gives you options for further storage expansion if the 128GB proves to be too small. MicroSD cards are up to 256GB now and the 200GB cards are pretty affordable.

    Personally, the MBA is the best laptop that Apple has ever made ... haven't had too much time with the new touchbar ones to make a truly informed opinion. But for the few minutes I've played with them, I felt the keyboard sucked ... not as bad as the rMB's keyboard, but nowhere near as good as the MBAs.
  7. Billburns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2017

    Depends on Best Buy sale.

    I actually bought a Xiaomi 12 inch air laptop which is brand new that I'm gonna need to sell to fund the MacBook. I've seen them sell on eBay but fees are killer
  8. Pollewop macrumors newbie


    Apr 21, 2015
    Zug, Switzerland
    Which is no bother at all. I recently bought a 13" MBA, 128GB for 799 Swiss Francs (1 Franc = 1 US$) and ordered a Nifty MiniDrive cardholder and a 200 GB Sandisk MicroSD card in a Webshop, for 130 Francs.
    Installed the card yesterday. The Nifty MiniDrive fits snugly in the MBA's SD port without sticking out. Now I have more then enough storage.

    It works perfectly... :)
  9. RyawesomeU13 macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    I have a used MacBook air, 2015, 128gb, and I've done EXACTLY the same thing with extra storage. It's a little slower to read/write big files, but most of the time works fine. I have my dropbox folder synced to the microsd card.
  10. YellowFever15 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2017
    Agree with this
  11. Fabmac macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2017
    i live with an 128gb sd for ages now (3 years) and now i got an air and its 128gb

    i will take a look on the sd thing, but i use lightroom and have all on an external HD an no problem so far
    i just get used to dont store ******** like 4 web browsers and a lot of stuff you dont use on you hd.
  12. Billburns thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2017
    Purchased a 128gb, this isn't a long term machine for me. I bought a brand new one but eventually when I get more cash I will be buying a higher end one

    Thank you for the replies and informations I hope this thing can atleast last 5 years without issue like my 2008 unibody
  13. Fabmac macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2017
  14. Osty macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    Melbourne, AU

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