Macbook Air Jump from 13" to 11" ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macbedhead, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. macbedhead macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    I bought the latest 13" last October and I'm thinking of selling it to get the 11" Air plus some nice Altec speakers and a lovely superslim white 1080p AOC 23" LED screen.

    When I sold my old alu Macbook 2Ghz 2 GB and got the 1.83 Ghz Air there was absolutely no subjective feel of it being slower as I had an SSD on the Macbook.

    My question is .......finally (!) with the slower FSB and slower CPU on the 11" , will I notice it being much slower ?.. as it has the same snappy SSD inside as the 13".

    I'd hate to be going backwards in a big way with responsiveness...I just use it mainly for web/720p movies...that's it ! gaming /encoding etc.The other peripherals are pulling me to buy them and where I am , used Airs hold quite a high price considering online retailers undercut the Apple store so I'd just be out of pocket a tiny bit.

    I think it will be best of both worlds with the 1080p screen at home and super light 11" notebook which I tend to take with me through the week.
  2. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2011
    I went from a MBA 13" Ultimate (2.13 ghz, 4gb ram, 256 ssd) to the BASE 11" (1.4ghz, 2gb of ram, 64gb ssd) and I did not notice much performance decrease. to the point where when I did feel it it was negligible or even mental. I dont use encoding, programing or rendering and just use web, multitasking and videos. The 11" handled HD youtube vids very well.
  3. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    I have an ultimate 13" MBA and an 11" Base. I use them both every day. For what I do I cannot tell any difference except the 11" fans don't run as much and it is cooler

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