Did Apple Peak with the 2017 MacBook Air i7

Slats66

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 15, 2008
7
2
Toronto, ON
I have been using Apples and Mac's since the Apple II, but until very recently I had an i7, fully loaded 2015 MacBook air that "for me" was perfect - Battery, Speed, Keyboard, Ports. Sadly it was stolen last October and I replaced it with a 2017 MacBook Pro (fully loaded). It lived at the Apple Genus bar on and off for 3 months before Apple cut me a huge favor and simply replaced it with a fully loaded 2018 13" MacBook Pro that retails for over $4000. Sadly, the keyboard is still a let down, the SSD doesn't seem as snappy as the Air (yet I know its way faster) and the fact in need to drag a dongle around is irritating.
I'm almost willing to trade for a fully loaded 2017 i7 MacBook Air to get a reliable friend back.
Anyone else feel that way????
 

Macdctr

macrumors 6502a
Nov 25, 2009
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Ocean State
Spec for spec, the 2017 i7/8GB MBA is the same as the 2015 i7/8GB MBA so I went with the 2015 MBA because it would be cheaper to get. Pretty much the same computer though. I love this laptop and it has become my "go to" laptop.
 

Slats66

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 15, 2008
7
2
Toronto, ON
I have been using Apples and Mac's since the Apple II, but until very recently I had an i7, fully loaded 2015 MacBook air that "for me" was perfect - Battery, Speed, Keyboard, Ports. Sadly it was stolen last October and I replaced it with a 2017 MacBook Pro (fully loaded). It lived at the Apple Genus bar on and off for 3 months before Apple cut me a huge favor and simply replaced it with a fully loaded 2018 13" MacBook Pro that retails for over $4000. Sadly, the keyboard is still a let down, the SSD doesn't seem as snappy as the Air (yet I know its way faster) and the fact in need to drag a dongle around is irritating.
I'm almost willing to trade for a fully loaded 2017 i7 MacBook Air to get a reliable friend back.
Anyone else feel that way????
[doublepost=1564607463][/doublepost]Okay, well after starting this thread I broke down and purchased a a 2017 MacBook Air i7, 8Gb, 512Gb SSD from the Apple Refurb store at roughly $500 off new and filled the gap. It is the best Mac option for me at the moment. Computing life is good again. :)
 

Macdctr

macrumors 6502a
Nov 25, 2009
606
291
Ocean State
[doublepost=1564607463][/doublepost]Okay, well after starting this thread I broke down and purchased a a 2017 MacBook Air i7, 8Gb, 512Gb SSD from the Apple Refurb store at roughly $500 off new and filled the gap. It is the best Mac option for me at the moment. Computing life is good again. :)
Congrats With your Air if you ever need to upgrade your storage drive beyond 500GB you will have several options available to you that will improve drive performance speeds.