MBA July 2011 or 2012?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by parajba, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

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    I can get hold of a brand new 2011 air (i5, 4GB, 256 SSD) for £999 w official warranty or buy the latest air for £1,249 (same spec).

    I current have a 2010 MB pro (i5 2.4, 4GB, 320 GB, GT330 256MB).

    My use is:

    - photos, music, surfing
    - Financial analysis, Office (with boot camp)

    Which one would you recommend and why? I'm starting a Masters in business administration so was planning to ditch the heavy mac book pro for an air, so I can easily take it to the campus.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    What ever your undersecretary of finances allows you *doh*

    You won't see that much of a difference when your doing normal stuff anyways.

    What might be an idea is to upgrade the 2012 to 8GB which will give you smoother riding if you decide to use a VM instead of boot-camping.
     
  3. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Is the latest virtualisation fast? The last time I tried it (2 years ago, same pro machine), I could notice an annoying time lag between keyboard and actual execution. Things weren't instant like in a native environment...We are talking about fraction of seconds, but definitely noticeable if you are fast.it was like using an Amiga in the 80s...
     
  4. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    Or....if you know student ask them to buy it for you online through the HE store, thus giving you 3 years hardware warranty for free (no need to buy applecare) and saving you £175! (comes in at £1074)

    If you upgrade to 8GB ram and the i7 processor, it comes to £1245.

    I'd be happy to help you out but obviously that would involve a lot of trust! I do have a reference from another forum member (on my public profile) I've dealt with on here before- I got her an i7 13" pro.

    EDIT: Just seen you're doing a masters so just log onto the apple HE store from your campus internet and you'll be able to order yourself and get the £70 app store voucher as well
     
  5. parajba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your help.

    Yes, I haven't enrolled yet, planning to.
    The full price of the i7/8GB is 1449.

    How much would I pay through HE?
     
  6. will0407 macrumors 6502a

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    Have sent a PM
     

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