MacBook comparaision help

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MrMister111, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe looking for a laptop for the daughter for college, In the UK refurb store currently there is some MacBook Air 13" version, can someone help with the spec etc, as they both look spec wise identical, one says "Originally released March 2015" the other "Originally released April 2016, with one £629 and £719.The only difference I can see is one has 4gb, the other 8Gb.

    One released in 2015, the other 2016, what is the physical difference if any? which is better buy? I know you can't upgrade the memory RAM, but is it worth £90 more?

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  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    the only difference is the additional RAM. the 2016 release is just the 2015 machine with the default and only RAM option set at 8GB. the extra RAM is definitely worth it.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Exactly the same, no differences, the CPU is the same and everything, but poor that isn't it, no update at all apart from a (welcome) RAM boost...
     
  4. Willo34 macrumors regular

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    It is a bit. Also what really gets up my nose is that you can't add RAM to it yourself in the future....
     
  5. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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    Correct; machines are identical except that 8GB RAM is standard.
     
  6. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Seems like a reasonable trade-off when you get a machine that is so thin and light yet still very powerful and reasonably priced. If upgradeability is an important factor for you, then the MBA is probably not the right computer. :)
     
  7. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    which laptop would you recommend for someone who wanted that upgradeability?
     
  8. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I am not in the business of selling computers. :) I guess Apple would say to get a MacBook Pro.
     
  9. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Are you looking for an upgradable Mac or a generic laptop?
     
  10. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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    Need I state the obvious? None of Apple's laptops would work if upgrading is a priority.
     

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