New Air vs Refurb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by katatoniq, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. katatoniq macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking at the new MBA with ivy core i5, and a refurb (Jul 2011) with sandy core i7. My question is: given the specs, which ultimately nets me a better/longer lasting computer? I want this thing to be around for a while, and with the specs listed below, they are approximately the same price.

    New:
    ivy core i5
    8GB ram
    128GB flash
    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Refurb:
    sandy core i7
    4GB ram
    256GB flash
    Intel HD Graphics 3000

    Help!
     
  2. RocketRed, Jun 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012

    RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    ivy core i5
    8GB ram
    128GB flash
    Intel HD Graphics 4000


    - Memory can be substituted with an external hard drive
    - 8 GB ram is a better investment in the long run than 4 GB ram
    - Ivy Bridge > Sandy Bridge
    - USB 3.0 > USB 2.0
     
  3. katatoniq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! So the lower Ivy Bridget (Core i5) is still better than the higher Sandy Bridge (Core i7)?

     

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