Help - 1.1 or 1.3?

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  1. boo98, May 8, 2015
    Last edited: May 8, 2015

    boo98 macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2014
    I decided to buy a MacBook in Space Gray and I went through the whole checkout process and just as I'm about to click on purchase, I'm wondering if I made the right choice in getting the 1.1 base model.

    I'll be using this as my main computer and the things I usually do are emails, internet, Excel/Word documents, Photos (sorting, arranging, etc... no editing), watching movies on iTunes/Netflix. Will a 1.1 do it or will I notice a lag and have buyers remorse to get the upgraded 1.3?

    Also the 1.1 ships out in 1 bus day with Best Buy whereas the orders from Apple ship 3-4 weeks... but at the end of the day if I'm spending that kind of money I'd rather get the machine that I'm happy with not how quickly it arrives (even though I WISH the 3-4 weeks i just an overestimate lol)
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    For your simple requirement's maybe you should just get a chromebook and forgo the Macbook.

    That being said,I can't imagine apple made a 1.3 vs 1.1 if the speed is not fairly significant.If your already willing to pay that much for a apple product,what's a extra couple hundred.
  3. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2010
    Southern California
    Help - 1.1 or 1.3?

    I was planning on getting the 1.2 but ended up getting a 1.1 for an awesome open box price. The savings went towards the dongle and bills. Since it's a secondary machine anyway, I couldn't justify the extra costs for 100-200mhz.

    If you are using it as a primary machine then it may be worth it.
  4. madat42 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    If Apple follows their routine, you'll see next year's base model starting at the 1.3ghz range or higher (and maybe cheaper). If this is a laptop you're going to hang onto for more than 3 years, I'd go for the 1.3 now. Just my two pennies.
  5. rajivhifi macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2014

    Go with 1.1. For the purposes you have listed 1.1 will work just fine. Sell it when the next version comes out at at that time future proof it by getting the best you can. Same strategy for me. I have the 1.1 SG.

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