- Feb 14, 2014
I'd like to replace a 2011 mb pro with an air. Should I wait or purchase now? When do you think the new model will be released and do you think it will have a retina display?
I bet they're streamlining the laptop selectionI think all the rumors point to a 12'' retina MBA in Q3 or Q4. It could easily be pushed back.
I have a 2011 MBA that I will probably upgrade at that time.
You could always buy now, and sell it if something better comes out. The refurbs are a great way to go if you decide to do that.
Retina Display = less battery time, supposedly. As for buying now, why not the next processor bump will not be till the fall , well according to the rumors / postings.I'd like to replace a 2011 mb pro with an air. Should I wait or purchase now? When do you think the new model will be released and do you think it will have a retina display?
I know it is hard to say, but why? If the retina not supposed to be sharper, vivid, higher in pixels, and more crisp to the eye? Is that something not the eye prefers?I have a rMBP 13" and a MBA 13" at work, plus a MBA 11" at home. Out of the three I prefer the MBA 11", display and all.
Best place is the Apple Refurb Store. You can get an entry level 11" for $849 plus tax, free shipping. Entry level 13" for $929 + tax, free shipping. Significant savings, and you still have a 1 year warranty, plus 14 day return policy, plus all benefits of a new laptop. Only downside to Refurb store are no build to order options. Buy them as is in terms of options. Highly recommend this if the standard builds are suitable for your needs.Now that amazon charges tax where I live (Nashville, TN) where's the best place to buy one?
Personally I find it horrible.That comment confuses me, as I find the current MBA display quite good.
Exactly. Especially the resolution, even when I don't give much for Retina, and lack of color saturation is what ticks me off the most.What's good about it? Low resolution compared to almost every other ultra-portable laptop these days, with terrible viewing-angles and colors.
Honestly, I can't see reasons for changing your 13 MBP. I have a similar late 2011 model with 8GB RAM and SSD. Compared to the latest high end 13" MBA I have at work I don't see much difference in everyday tasks. Obviously the battery life is insane on the MBA, but in terms of computing power I can't notice significant advanages of the MBA. Bottlenecks in both cases are the servers that I have to connect to - some of them are located abroad and they tend to "beachball" Finder and Bridge on both machines. In terms of web browsing, In Design, Photoshop (both in light use) etc. I don't see much difference.This is my current setup, would the current mb air with 4gb of ram, be noticeably faster than my current machine?