Anyone returned Ultimate 13" for Ultimate 11"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ericssan, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. ericssan macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    Dear all,

    As above. Am I going to expect a hell lot of slow down in speed when I go from Ultimate 13 to Ultimate 11?

    Would love to hear from those who made this switch. Yes, it sounds illogical and insane.
  2. dmelgar macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
    I didn't switch from an ultimate 13 but did switch from a 13 w 4gb to an 11 ultimate.
    It is slower, but it's mostly only noticeable if you're doing very CPU intensive work or are playing high def video that isn't played through the GPU.

    What is very noticeable to me is how much more portable the 11 is. For me, I didn't need the extra power, extra disk space. The larger screen is nice, but for me the extra portability is even nicer.

    Only complaint about the 13 is that it's much noisier when the fan spins up. Jet engine vs. nothing.
  3. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I did. Could not justify keeping an ultimate 13" and my macbook pro. The Air made the mbp redundant because it was really good. I went from the ultimate 13 to the ultimate 11" to the base 11" with 4gb. The last move was a matter of cost and a real hard look at what I actually needed.
  4. mattiowa macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2006
    Other way

    I swapped an ultimate 11" for the 13" because I found the 11" screen too small for daily use. However, they both are great machines.
  5. mcdonaldtosh macrumors newbie


    Nov 22, 2010
    Macbook 11" base with 2GB is perfect, if you're not into HiDef video. Then you have to look for a 15" Macbook Pro or Mac Pro to be editing.
  6. macnerd123 macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2010
    I'm considering it...I have the 13 inch 1.86 GHz, 128 GB, 4GB RAM. I may swap it with a refurbished maxed out 11 inch
  7. ericssan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
    But u have to sacrifice the CPU speed & content with just 1.6
  8. macnerd123 macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2010
    I have no experience with this but based on comments on other threads and websites, 1.6 isn't much different than 1.86 GHz. Also, I will save like 200 bucks. I don't mind the smaller screen either or the loss of the SD Card slot.

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