How good is the 2012 Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BaseballGuy, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. BaseballGuy macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at a laptop for college and based on what I'd use it for(office, aperture, browsing, apps, skype, etc) I don't think I can justify getting the RMBP. I would probably get the base 13" Air but add 8 GB of RAM. Overall, how would you rate it as a machine?
     
  2. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I rate it seven sombreros!
     
  3. BaseballGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Only seven?! :mad:
     
  4. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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  5. BaseballGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    50.2351 of my families finest sheep.
     
  6. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    The 13" MBA with 8GB RAM will be perfect for dominating college. I purchased one just last year to finish off my final year of classes and it was perfect, I never felt I needed the MBP. There is an iMac sitting on my desk though...still the MBA does everything on that list.
     
  7. BaseballGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Random, but I'm in MN as well :D

    I think I'm going to go w/ the 13" MBA. How is the battery life?
     
  8. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Even the Air is completely overkill for what you'd use it for, but that just means you'll enjoy it much more!

    It's a great machine and I'm envious of current and future 2012 MBA owners. My 2011 is soOoOo last year
     
  9. BaseballGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're probably right, but you never know, maybe I'll find some fun new programs. I'm currently on a PC.
     
  10. lperso macrumors newbie

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    More than enough. running all that + eclipse on the base 13" model.
     
  11. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    Watching the Twins throw their lives away? The battery life is great. Works very well for what I do, it also makes it through long plane rides playing a couple 1080p movies.
     
  12. BaseballGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes :/
     
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Hey, Minnesota! I'm moving there this year.

    Anyway, the 2012 would be an awesome machine for what the OP describes.
     
  14. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I used to live there! And 16 pufferfish for battery life.
     

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