Lost between all macbooks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jeybonnet, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. jeybonnet macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I want to purchase a Macbook.

    I have started looking at the macbook air 2012 4go and 128go.

    But after reading forum, it seems interesting to upgrade to 8Go for 100$ (i use parallels to run windows and ubuntu).

    Others posts suggest to upgrade SSD to 256.

    So,

    128Go, 4Go >> 1200$
    128Go, 8Go >> 1300$
    256Go, 8Go >> 1600$

    But for some hundreds more, I have a retina 2200$

    So, for usual surking; office, parallels, some photoshop, what is best ?

    1. 128Go, 8Go and buy external usb 3.0 to run virtual machines
    2. 256Go, 4Go because 8Go will not be used ?
    3. Make a money effort, and go for retina ?

    Thank you a lot

    Jerome
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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  3. jeybonnet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry for not saying that : I want a SSD.



     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    you can upgrade to an ssd in the other mbp models.
     
  5. jeybonnet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok but in that case , it's retina price ?

    no ?

     
  6. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    not the low end 13"

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  7. bf2008, Jul 16, 2012
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    I'd get a Macbook Air with 8gb ram because it's soldered to the motherboard and can never be changed. Besides, 8gb of ram costs £35 online whereas apple charges £70, so I don't think they are abusing that much...

    For the SSD you should be able to know how much space you need. If 128GB is enough, you can go that route and always upgrade later to larger sizes. In this case, it's still cheaper to buy a 128GB Air plus a 256GB SSD later, so you wouldn't lose out.
     

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