13" Retina or 13" Air

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  1. tyherring macrumors newbie

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    so i work at an athorized apple retail store and i have the oppurtunity to buy the retina demo model because of the announcement of the faster/cheaper retina. i have a macbook air thats 8months olds it is:

    2011 Macbook Air 13"
    1.7 Ghz i5
    240 GB OWC SSD
    4GB ram

    im hoping to atleast get $1k for it and turn around and buy the demo retina for $1150-$1200 my question is, is it really worth it according to benchmarks. the retina has

    2012 Retina 13"
    2.5 Ghz i5
    128GB (Stock) Hard drive
    8gb ram

    What i use my computer for is for my business classes where i have to run windows and occasional League of Legends gaming.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Now that prices on the 13" Retina's has dropped, 13" Retina for sure.
     
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    I have a 2012 macbook air and even if someone told me they would trade for a 13 inch retina i wouldnt do it. the air is awesome. Its your choice though so
     
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  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The 128GB SSD might get a bit limiting if you plan to run Windows games on it. That said, you can use a USB 3.0 SSD drive or even a faster flash drive (I've seen 64GB external flash drives with write speeds as high as 120MB/s) and run Windows from that.

    Otherwise, the rMBP has a much nicer screen, and the processor is comparable to the i7 upgrade option on the Air.
     
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  7. tyherring thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no i was talking about 13" Air 128 vs 2012 retina 256 benchmarks
     
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    MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011)
    Intel Core i7-2677M 1800 MHz (2 cores) 5587

    MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina) 6622
    Intel Core i5-3210M 2500 MHz (2 cores)

    Difference=1035 Bench Points

    My manager confirmed that i would be paying $1259 for the Demo 13" Retina i5. what do you guys think i could get for my air with:

    2011 MBA 13"
    i5 1.7
    OWC 240 GB SSD
    4GB Ram
    --Also--
    will include 128gb HDD for backups
     

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