Is the 2GB 11" Air slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SteelBlueTJ, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2012
    I'm just wondering if the 2011 11" 2GB Air is a good investment? Is it sluggish at all with ML? There are some local people selling 2GB Airs on Craigslist for around $700-$800 and I'm tempted to pick one up, but was ultimately hoping to get a 4GB version. I think those prices are a little high for the 2GB. I have a Mac Pro as my main desktop and also a new iPad 3rd Gen. The iPad is cool, but isn't cutting it for me. I would rather have the full ability of a laptop. I probably wouldn't do anything extreme on it. Mainly use it for basic tasks - Safari, Mail, iTunes and word processing. Would it be worth it to trade or sell a 3rd Gen iPad 16GB wifi for a 2GB 2011 model 11" Air with 64GB SSD? I don't want to regret getting a 2GB Air with ML and have it too slow. Those of you that have this configuration - are you happy with it? Thanks for any advice?
  2. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    $700-800 isn't that much cheaper than $949 (Adorama, Amazon, B&H, MacMall) for new MBA with 4GB RAM, faster CPU and GPU, much faster flash storage, and USB 3.0. Frankly, I would spend $100 more and get 128GB storage, but if you want to get cheapest usable MBA possible, I would get it new.

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