Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lionmanpt, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. lionmanpt macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2011
    A friend of mine doesn't know which Air he should by.

    First of all just let me say that he uses the computer to do web browsing, word processing and maintaining is website.

    He likes to have a machine that will last long.

    He (and I completelly agree with him) loves the 11'' screen.

    I do not know why we even like it more than the 13''.

    However please help him choose.

    Here are the alternatives:

    MBA 11'' , 8 GB RAM, i7 2.0Ghz, 256 GB SSD

    MBA 13'' , 8 GB RAM , i7 2.0 Ghz , 256 GB SSD

    The only difference is screen size.....

    Recomendations ?

    Thanks !!!!!!!!
  2. Knightimer macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2012
    You already made the decision

    I bought the 13/8gig/256 for the screen size. It seems like you are leaning towards the 11 in screen(Nice machine). Go with what your gut says. You will be happy.
  3. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Yeah, if he really wants the 11" it makes sense to stick with that model. Personally I like the 13", the bezel on the 11" was a bit too much for me. It may actually be the same amount of bezel space but it feels like too much compared to the 11" screen imo.
  4. lionmanpt thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2011
    Do you think it is possible to maintain a website with a 11'' screen ?
  5. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I do the same... but hook it to a screen and keyboard when I need to do real site work...
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Remember that the 13" model also has longer battery life than the 11" (~7 hours vs ~5 hours).

    Also the 2.0Ghz i7 option seems kinda unnecessary for web browsing, word processing, and website maintenance.
  7. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    The battery life was the final decision maker for me. Plus, the larger screen makes it easier to work on.

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