MBA safe to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JCL, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. JCL macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    I have my wallet set to order a 13 inch MBA for a portable work machine.

    Am I safe to buy one? or is there some update on the horizon?

    (not interested in a 13 inch rMBP)
  2. Mapp1122 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2012
  3. JCL thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    I like the usb 3 and spec bump.

    I hope apple doesnt pull something and throw in a screen update or something in the rumored mac refresh.
  4. Mapp1122 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2012
    That'd be pretty unlikely. The only macs in need of a refresh are the desktops, and I don't think there's ever been an instance where apple refreshed a product and then updated it again a few months later. Just sayin'.
  5. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Not only are you safe, because it was updated three months ago, but whatever kinks there could've been internally have long since been ironed out. You can pull the trigger and not feel buyers remorse on the horizon. That being said, my recommendation is to get the higher-end model and max it out (2.0 Core i7; 8GB of RAM; and 512GB of SSD), if you go to the online store for education (they don't check ID), it'll run you about $2080 ($2199 if you get it at the normal Apple Online Store for Education. Even if you don't upgrade the SSD or the processor, the 8GB RAM upgrade is an absolute must as you cannot do that later.
  6. JCL thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2011
    If I wanted to spend upwards of 2000, I might wait for a 13 rMBP to be released, but right now I just want a portable laptop with an apple logo on it for as cheap as possible (not used).

    I will be getting the ram upgrade.
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    It's safe to buy the Air now. 13'' with max RAM sounds good.
  8. MacSignal macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010

    Safe to buy. +whatever on the recommendation to max the RAM.

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