Advice on Two Models Please

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DavoteK, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. DavoteK macrumors 6502

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    Looking to purchase a MacBook Air, 13" model. Its gonna be a secondary machine as I have a 5K iMac for all the grunt work. Two options I'm looking at are as follows;

    From Apple Refurb Store:
    March 2015 Model
    i5 1.6GHz
    4GB RAM
    256GB SSD
    Intel HD Graphics 6000
    http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/produc...nch-macbook-air-16ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i5
    £850

    From Hoxton Macs (Refurb Store):
    Mid 2013 Model
    i7 1.7GHz
    8GB RAM
    256GB SSD (512GB option available for extra £100)
    Intel HD Graphics 5000
    http://www.hoxtonmacs.co.uk/collect...-inch-i7-1-7ghz-mid-2013a?contact_posted=true
    £780 (£880 for 512GB SSD)

    Looking more at what they are capable of. Also looking at a retina MacBook which is about the same price, but preferring an Air currently.

    Any advice on any of the three gratefully received.
     
  2. DavoteK thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    2015 only time I'd recommend a refurb is through Apple!
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... agreed. For the small price difference you get a newer model with a full factory warranty form Apple.

    From your description, your needs are not great so I don't think the i7 or extra memory on the 2013 would make a difference for you.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    We are trying to pace ourselves. :p:D
     
  6. Meister Suspended

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    I agree with the other posters.
    Go through apple and get applecare.
     

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