MBA 13 1.86GHz 128GB 4GB -> $1000 good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nowstime, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. nowstime macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008

    I'm in a market for a Mac and debating between the MacBook Pro or MBA...recently saw an ad on craigslist for an MBA 13 inch model for $1000 with the above specs.

    Purchased in Jan. and comes with incase sleeve.

    Do you think this is a good deal? I'm planning to use it for school and internet browsing and occasional imovie edits.

    Had a MBA ultimate before but sold it due to fan issues. Hoping the lower CPU will cause less fan noise.

    Any input will be appreciated.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    It's 1189$ in refurb store so 1000$ sounds decent, especially with a sleeve.

    Did you have a 2010 MBA? What kind of fan issues did you have? The slightly slower CPU should not affect the heat or fan that much. My fan kicks in if I do something CPU intensive like watch a Youtube video.
  3. kx22 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    Very good deal, but i dont think it will be different with the Ultimate.
    The 11" does seem quiter and cooler.
  4. nowstime thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    Thank you for your inputs...

    I might go for the 11 inch instead...if it has less noise issues...

    I think I might have had too much expectations for the ultimate MBA. With some multitasking I could hear the fan level go up pretty loud and that annoyed me.

    With time machine running, browsing, and excel opened the fan at 4000 rpm...making a pretty loud noise. I also connected my cinema display.

    Currently I'm typing with my wife's new MB Pro 2011 and it's pretty quiet with multiple tasks. I was thinking about getting her a MBA and me keeping the MB Pro.

    I think 11 will be better if it runs quieter.

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