2011 vs 2012 MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by snsrus, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. snsrus macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2013
    I am considering buying a refurbished MacBook Air, either 2011 or 2012, in either case, 256GB SSD. I will use it principally for email, notetaking and web browsing. Since the 2011 refurbs are cheaper, I am leaning in that direction. Aside from CPU speed, is there any downside to the 2011 model compared to 2012? Does 4GB seem to be adequate?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
  2. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    the 2012 model has usb 3.0 if that matters to you. It means external hard drives (provided they have usb 3.0) will be a lot faster. I also think the 2012 model runs cooler than the 2011 but I don't have first hand experience with this.

    If you are only using the computer for those light tasks I'd assume that either model will work fine.

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