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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kate288, May 24, 2015.

  1. Kate288, May 24, 2015
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    Kate288 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2015
    I have been saving up for a new laptop for a couple months and would love some buying advice. I have been considering a MacBook Air as I need one I can easily take with me from location to location for my intern position. At the moment I'm tossing up between a 13" refurbished one (from Apple) with 256gb storage, 1.4GHz. Or a brand new one with 128gb, 1.6GHz. There is a price difference of $227 and I will primarly be using it for some marketing programs and Adobe indesign. I would love it go Pro but don't have the money right now. Which one would you choose? ...Any advice would be much appreciated :)
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2014
    Can you tell from which year the refurbished model is? If it's the 2014 model I would go with that one. 128 GB is not that much if you have some music/video, also the adobe indesign files.. The 2015 version is more a little speed bump form the 2014.
  3. Kate288 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2015
    Yes it is the 2014 model. in terms of speed vs memory I was thinking of saving majority of my bulky files to an external hd but it might be easier just getting the bigger memory to begin with...
  4. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    There are some small differences between the '14 and '15 models, but I don't think they'll matter all that much for you. Personally, I'd save the money and buy the refurbished model.
  5. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I would have to agree. Because the difference between the two is minimal, I would go for the refurb for the larger memory and cost savings.

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