Sell 2010 13" MBP to get 2012 MacBook Air 11" Base Model

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hypervish89, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. hypervish89 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys/gals, hope everyone is having a nice father's day.

    I'm thinking about selling my macbook pro mid-2010 13", and getting the base model 11" MacBook Air. My needs have changed, and I would like to get something more travel friendly, and hopefully something with a bit more power.

    So, I have two questions. Will the base model 2012 MacBook Air be faster than my current MBP (spec's in my signature), keep in mind my MBP does have a SSD.

    Also, how much do you think I can get for my MBP? It's got the 2.4 C2D, 8GB Ram, and 128GB SSD.
     
  2. hypervish89 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    I think it will undoubtedly be faster. The SSD is faster than last year's model, and so is the processor, so it will have to be even faster than yours. The question is, will you notice it? I don't know. At a certain point, it is all just fast to me.

    It will be nice to carry around, though. I have the 11" and am loving it :)
     
  4. hypervish89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for replying, I appreciate it.

    I'm going to try selling mine, and as long as it sells for at least $850, I'll buy a MBA.
     
  5. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    i have the same macbook but with 120gb intell ssd and 4gb and looking to get the new 11in 64g with 8gb ram education discount and $ itunes card.

    you should get at least 900-950
     
  6. hypervish89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome! I'm going to list my MBP for $950 on Craigslist. And, let the buyer negotiate. Thanks for the response.
     
  7. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    It's my understanding Geekbench mostly tests CPU speeds, but they have the base 2012 11-inch as about 70% faster than the 2010 13-inch 2.4.
    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    And shouldn't everything else like RAM, SSD, and graphics (which card does your 13-inch have?) be faster as well?
     
  8. hypervish89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow! That's way faster. I'm sure it will be noticeable to me as I edit video on my MBP. I use an external display so the screen size/resolution of the 11" screen doesn't bother me.

    My MBP has the NVIDIA GeForce 320M.
     
  9. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    The base model MBA only has 4gb of ram. I can't imagine editing video on that unless you're just doing really small projects.
     
  10. astrorider macrumors 6502

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    Final Cut Pro X requires 2GB w/ 4GB the recommended amount. I can't see 4GB being THAT bad.
     

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