2012 Macbook Air Refurb vs 2013 New

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by woland8816, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. woland8816 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Currently there is a 2012 macbook air 11" with core i7, 8gig, and 256gig for $999. Is this a better buy than a new 11" air core i5, 8 gig, 128gig?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Windowsrefugee macrumors regular

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    If battery life matters to you, then strongly consider a 2013 or 2014 version. The upgrade in battery lif from my 2012 to 2013 13" MBA was AMAZING.
     
  3. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, no. I value battery life and performance over storage space. Your pick.
     
  4. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely go with the 2013 model. PCIe flash storage and almost twice the battery life make it a much smarter buy.
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    In some respects, yes. In others, no.

    If you need more than 128 GB, yes, it's a better buy. If you can get by with 128 GB, the new model offers significant advantages, as noted by others.
     
  6. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Some people report good results from putting SDXC cards in their 2013 airs to extend the storage, eg the 128GB PNY StorEdge SD Card.
     

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