Refurb 2015... Which model?

nabeel24

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 24, 2013
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Hey everyone!

Just like the title says, I've decided to get the 2015 refurb instead of the new 2016 models!
But I am trying to decide whether to get the 1.1 GHz model at $929 VS 1.3 GHz model at $1149.

For anyone able to put any input, is there any noticeable difference I will feel?
I do plan on using this for school, possibly for some programming as well since I'm graduating in the IT field this year.

Any input would be appreciated. I am planning on making the purchase in the next few hours, so any help or thoughts are welcome!!

Thank you!
 

munakib

macrumors 6502
May 22, 2011
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So far, everywhere I read, the 1.3Ghz does not provide any significant performance. Get the 1.1.
 

AFEPPL

macrumors 68030
Sep 30, 2014
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Your workflows are pretty wide and vague, so it's not really possible to say.
All i would say is the 1.3 is pretty much the same performance as last years MBA, so it's more than able to handle what you want. 1.3 will be a jump over 1.1, but run to your local store and give them a test drive, see how they feel to you.
 

where is it

macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2012
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England
My advice would be, if you can afford it then get the best spec you can. Over the longer term you will have the most enjoyment and eventually the best resale value. But as with all these things, don't overspend if you have bills to pay!
 

deeddawg

macrumors G3
Jun 14, 2010
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Basically, the refurb options in the US are:
1.1/256 for $929
1.3/256 for $1149
1.2/512 for $1189
1.3/512 for $1319

I'd first consider your storage needs, then choose your cpu. You can always wait for a slightly slower processor but it's tough to fit 400GB of stuff into a 256GB system. :)

If the model you want isn't in stock watch refurb.me (note it looks like they mislisted a Silver 1.2/512 as 1.3/512)
 

magbarn

macrumors 68000
Oct 25, 2008
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Your workflows are pretty wide and vague, so it's not really possible to say.
All i would say is the 1.3 is pretty much the same performance as last years MBA, so it's more than able to handle what you want. 1.3 will be a jump over 1.1, but run to your local store and give them a test drive, see how they feel to you.
I don't know if UK Apple stores have different stock, but all 3 local Apple stores near me only have base models for display. The only thing different is the color!