Bad idea to grab 2011 13" Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by klover, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Found a good deal on last year's 13" base model ($1000 CDN). Mostly just downloading, surfing, Office 2011, and some casual gaming (nothing intensive).

    Seem reasonable?
  2. Mrando macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    What's the new one run in Canada? If you compare it with the same configuration, and it's less than 100 difference, I'd go with the new one.
  3. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    Define casual gaming.

    If you're talking about Grand Theft Auto, Left 4 Dead 2, Plants vs Zombies, the MBA will run them like a champ.

    But everything else you said, office and surfing.. it'll run fine.
  4. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    I run Starcraft II on my 2011 MBA and it runs okay with low settings, but it does get hot and loud so I wouldn't want to make that my primary gaming machine.

    Casual games, like RocketRed pointed out, will be fine. For serious gaming or highly graphics intense gaming I'd get something with a proper video card.
  5. Root2k macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    I say go for it. I ordered mine a week before the new ones out and I have no regrets so far. I'm coming from a 2010 macbook pro and this thing flies in comparison, plus the size makes it the perfect machine for me. As far as gaming goes I've been pleasantly surprised. I've been playing MW2 and Bioshock and both run almost perfectly. Bioshock is runs smooth as silk on maxed out settings. Pull the trigger!
  6. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2005
    Why? Did you get a great deal on it or something?
  7. Root2k macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    I knew the only upgrade was going to be the Ivy Bridge and for the things I use the machine for I wouldn't see any tangible difference. I don't care about USB 3.0 since I have Thunderbolt and the HD 3000 is more than enough for the games I play. So I saved a few hundred and bought a refurbished one from Apple. Loving every minute so far.

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