Good time to buy MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by krspkbl, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. krspkbl macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at the 1.3Ghz i5/8GB/128GB MBA for £1,029.

    As I understand it was released in June 2013. Does anyone expect Apple to refresh this product any time soon? I could get a hold of this particular model for £590 (after selling my current laptop) but I'm not sure if now is a good time to buy it.

    Is there anything I should look out for if I do get this model?

    I owned a MacBook (Late '08) Aluminium (2.4 Core 2 Duo/8GB/256GB) for 4 years and I loved it. I really want to return to the Mac world.
     
  2. DwainTR macrumors newbie

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    Next year earliest. Go for it. Just bought one yesterday and I'm extremely happy.
     
  3. mangotears macrumors member

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    The mba's like most of their product line is on approximately a yearly release schedule. oct '10, july '11, june '12, june '13..

    I would say now is a good a time as any to get a macbook air. The 2013 got a pretty solid upgrade with globs of battery life(and quieter/cooler due its efficiency), better gpu, wireless AC and a price drop. A refresh probably won't be for another 7-9 months.
     
  4. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Considering Broadwall (Haswell's succesor) has been delayed another quarter, it will likely be late fall or early 2015 before we see a true 2013 successor. Apple will likely just release a processor 'bump' early-mid next year. In other words, the 2013 MBA will be on top the MBA throne longer than the 2012 model did.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    As long as ur not obsessed with retina, this is a good time as any.

    In the States, we would say keep an eye out for retailers' Thanksgiving discount. Don't know how that works in the UK.
     
  6. krspkbl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Retina is nice but I could go without it. I'll be coming from a 15" 1366x768 screen so a 13.3" 1440x900 screen should look real good to my eyes.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    Get 256ssd. If you dont have enough cash get the ssd over the ram.
    128gb is gonna be full in no time and the 256 is faster!
     
  8. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    you should wait for retina,no wait new intel cpu,no wait for new gpu,no wait for new redesign,no wait for solar powered air......you get the point :D
     
  9. calvol macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for the rumored 2014 12" Air with IGZO display. Have a 2010 13" Air that's still running great.
     
  10. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it should look good. The Retina display on the 13" Pro is something else though.
     
  11. dean1012 macrumors regular

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    Do you have any source to cite for this claim?

    I mean, why is the 256 faster if it really is to begin with?
     
  12. theyanman macrumors newbie

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    Macrumors buyers forum stays "neutral - mid product cycle," but I agree with most of the folks here. It was just refreshed this summer. Good a time as any to buy a MBA.
     
  13. mangotears macrumors member

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    Courtesy of Anandtech
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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  15. tobeornottobe macrumors regular

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    Same, that's the one I really want. I'm already using a late 2010 MBA. I hope it lasts until the 12"retina is out
     

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