MacbookAir 2013

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by forsaisraivo, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. forsaisraivo macrumors newbie

    forsaisraivo

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    Hey. i want buy Macbook air 2013,. spec; i5 or i7 proccesor. 8Gb ram,.
    i want ask something.
    it's still good in 2018? how about battery life?
    if i upgrade ssd to Samsung evo 960. MBA be faster than original ssd?
     
  2. Audit13, Oct 24, 2018
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    Audit13 macrumors 601

    Audit13

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    The Macbook Air, from mid-2013 to today, are basically the same except the early 2015 has Intel HD6000 video instead of HD5000 and the SSD slot is a x2 on 2013 and 2014 and x4 on 2015.

    The battery life is not as good with an nvme drive as it is with an original Apple SSD. The Samsung drives also tend to produce more heat.

    The Samsung drive will be faster in benchmarks but I'm not sure you will really notice a significant difference in day-to-day use.

    Hibernation may be a problem on pre-2015 Macbooks with an nvme drive.

    Good information here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/upgrading-2013-2014-macbook-pro-ssd-to-m-2-nvme.2034976/
     
  3. mbdownunder macrumors member

    mbdownunder

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    I have a 2013 Air with the i7, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It's still a fantastic laptop. I don't experience any noticeable lag running Mojave. I wouldn't bother upgrading the SSD unless you need more storage space.
     
  4. TokMok3 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MacBook Air 11 2013 i5 8GB, the performance with Mojave is better than my MacBook Pro 15 2015 i7 16GB that has a (hibernation or sleep) problem.

    I like this little machine for it's portability and performance. I'll be upgrading the SDD soon.
     

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