is this macbook air worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bsurb, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. bsurb macrumors member

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    i am looking to buy a mac laptop. i have a dell desktop and need something i can do my designs on and carry with me to school ect. i run a clothing line so i use photoshop, illustrator, and a program for my vinyl cutting.

    i wanted to see if this macbook air was worth the price? this chick i know is selling it... for $700, i see it is a 2008 edition...

    http://ocala.craigslist.org/sys/3271201926.html
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Negative.

    A 2008 is worth, maybe $400-500.

    U can get a 2011 refurb directly from Apple $829 with full warranty.
     
  3. bsurb thread starter macrumors member

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  4. funkdoctor macrumors member

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    You can get a refurb macbook air i5 on the apple store for $749. Why not buy that and get yourself a warranty? If you are looking at spending around $700, that makes the most sense to me.
     
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  6. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    The 2008 Air is not a very good computer. It was underpowered when it was new, and it's waaay underpowered now. I wouldn't even buy one for $400, I would put that money towards getting a newer computer. Like others said, you can get a practically-brand-new Mac in the $700-800 range
     
  7. boba7523 macrumors regular

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    Link? Last time i check which was a few days ago, their 2011 13" MBA 128 SSD was ~$950 after tax.

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    Link? Last time i check which was a few days ago, their 2011 13" MBA 128 SSD was ~$950 after tax.
     
  8. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    No, you can get a brand new base MBA (2012) for $1140 from Macmall.com shipped.

    I don't care how well the person has taken care of it.

    I would offer her no more than $300 for a 4+ year old laptop.

    How big is the SSD?

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    What year is that one? I would still say NO, just get a new one.

    A lot of Apple people feel that since they paid a great deal of money 4 years ago for their MBA, it MUST be worth a LOT of money 4 years later.

    Preposterous.

    Just get a new one.

    When I decided to get a MBA, I tested the water for a 1-2 year old model. It was hilarious that some weenies felt that their USED MBA is worth as much if not MORE than a brand new one that specd better!!!!! I laugh.
     
  9. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    Those posters didn't say 11" or 13". The prices they quote are for an 11". An 11" 2011 refurb for $829 is still a much better deal than a 2008 13" for $700. The warranty alone and the ability to add Applecare make it even more so.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC969LL/A
     
  10. boba7523 macrumors regular

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    See it now. Thought you were referring to 13" cause those were the ones op was looking at in the CL links.
     
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    I wouldn't touch a 2008 MBA with a ten foot pole.
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I too chime in that you should either go with a refurbed, or no later than past year's model. Save yourself the hassle of having to contend with a device that may well be on its last legs.
     
  14. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Yea, I wouldn't go older than 2011 - I would only take a 2010 model if it was 4GB/256GB and very, very cheap! $500 or so.

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    I'd get that for $600
     
  15. boba7523 macrumors regular

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    Got mine for $800, 2011 13" MBA i5 1.7 ghz 128 ssd..... Good deal
     

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