2010 11" 1.4 MBA. How good is it.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mhotep, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Mhotep macrumors member

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    Thinking about buying the 2010 11" 1.4 MBA for my kids. Wanted to see how good they are for basic word docs, browsing the internet, and watching you tube. 1 daughter in college and son is in high school. This is all they do so don't need anything too powerful. Can't decide between that and MacBooks. The MBA are coming downing price nicely. Just wanted opinions on them. I have the 2011 and love it, but I use mine more than they do.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's just fine for that. I had a 1.6GHz 2010 MacBook Air before I purchased my 2011.
     
  3. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    Great way to buy a macbook at a low price if it does what you need. And it appears that it does! Enjoy!!:)
     
  4. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Mine has been great! Perfect simple little machine. Delete iLife to gain some space. The only useful app is iPhoto.
     
  5. Mhotep thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. Forgot to mention I got them the 2010 ipads at beginning of summer. Also for to mention the occasional paper. So this can do it.
     
  6. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    I still own a 1.6 11 inch and its still a thing of beauty. They will be able to meet your kid's needs and then some.
     
  7. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

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    Works great for my kids, but they only surf the web and watch videos on YouTube.
     
  8. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I think for what you stated your kids will be using them for, they'll do just great. And I'm sure they'll love how small and portable they are. I have the 2010 11" ultimate and I couldn't be happier.
     
  9. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a 1.6Ghz model, and it works great for everything I throw at it - browsning the internet, youtube, movies, word processing, programming, gaming - you name it. It feel way faster than my previous 2.4Ghz Macbook Pro (probably because of the SSD). It's really a very competent little computer, it will no doubt work great for the kids.
     

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