MacBook Air refresh Monday at WWDC

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by snow755, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    If apple updates the 13" MacBook Air on Monday at WWDC and if I like what I see with it I may order my 1st MacBook and fully dumped window once and for all I got a $964 refund coming from Hp this week and more $ coming do I have about $1300 saved up


    How about you guys will you upgrade your MacBook Air ?
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Absolutely love my 11-inch MBA 2015 edition and have no plans to upgrade. Hopefully I can keep it 5+ years or longer :)
     
  3. loby macrumors 6502a

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    I still Love my MacBook Air Late 2013 that has maxed out specs. Want to keep it as long as it works!
     
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    Agreed; the neatest, most portable, powerful and most reliable computer I have ever had.

    A stunning computer; I had a similar one until recently.
     
  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    My 11" i7/8gb/512gb MBA is just four years old and still going strong. No plans to replace it in the foreseeable future, have been very happy with this machine. A new 13" MBA wouldn't interest me.
     
  6. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    I have a mid 2013, 13" MBA and still love it. Battery will need to be replaced soon, but I'm OK with that!
     
  7. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Love my 11" Air(s). Wish Cook would reintroduce it. The portability is amazing. Not interested in the weird little portless MacBook.
     
  8. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    What was the update? The Tech Specs don't say it has Kaby Lake plus the GPU is still the Intel HD 6000.
     
  9. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    They put a slightly faster i5 chip in the base model (from 1.6 to 1.8 ghz) and evidently did not change anything else. The old i7 configuration is still the fastest.
     
  10. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    No Kaby Lake. MacBook Air is the cheapest Mac.
     
  11. iluvgadgets macrumors regular

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    Love my 11 inch mb air. Plan to hold on to it as long as I can.
     
  12. epca12 macrumors regular

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    Have you given it a try? Admittedly if you plug in a lot it's not great but it's fantastic for portability. The new update makes it a lot faster and improves the keyboard so it's getting more appealing over the air each year
     
  13. Super Xander macrumors regular

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    Anyone knows if the new MacBook is named as Mid 2017 version?
     
  14. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it says Mid 2017. I checked out on the apple store. I was thinking of ordering one now considering ref MBP 2015 (for HDMI, Retina and faster base CPU clock) again new MBA vs Ref MBP. still deciding.

    But I think there is no change other than the 1.6Ghz to 1.8Ghz.
    Not sure just the Mid 2017 moniker alone will keep 2017 MBA more update able than the 2015 MBA.

    Also the high end 2.2Ghz i7 should be the same CPU as the previous one, so was it called 2015 or 2017 MBA? weird.
     
  15. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

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    if I was looking for a computer for a college student, the 2017 MBA would still be on the top of my list..... incredibly reliable with long battery life, numerous ports, and great functionality in a light weight affordable package. The 2017 MBA will certainly be supported with OS upgrades for the next 4 years. Only real downside is the screen.....so what, it's a laptop, so you just rotate the computer or adjust the hinge to improve the viewing angle....a minor inconvenience compared to sharing a dorm bathroom with 30 other people on your floor.

    BTW - I would not get an iPad Pro for most college student (exception might be someone majoring in the fine arts) because college students spend most of their time using a keyboard and mouse creating and editing large documents, reports, papers, and spreadsheets. If you are spending most of your time keyboarding, you should buy a device with an operating system optimized for keyboard and mouse input.
     

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