Shud i get recond 2011 or new 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Nychot, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Base 13" which shud i get. I'm selling my 2011 mbp.
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Differences with the 2012:

    - Slightly faster and more power efficient processor
    - Better graphics power (still integrated, but improved)
    - Improved SSD performance
    - 8GB RAM option
    - USB 3.0
    - High Def webcam

    It's a personal decision as to whether those things are worth it over however cheap you can find a 2011 model. Personally I think that the 2012 models, especially the 13" models, are really great values with the new prices.
     
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    It's also quieter I just found out! (asymmetrical fan)
     
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely true. For me, the deciding factor was being able to get 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. Otherwise, I'd have happily saved some money.
     
  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    2012 for sure.

    I've got a 2011 and the new models are even faster with the SSD. I also like that the HD4000 graphics now support OpenCL which will give further boost in some apps.

    USB 3.0 doesn't hurt either. As much as I would love to put my MBA on the market I guess i'll be looking at Haswell in 2013 as my next jump off point for a MBA.
     
  6. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

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    IMHO, NO. But it depends what you use your laptop for. Im mainly doing excel sheets, accounting software, inventory software, and web browsing. For that, 4 gb ram and the i5 processor in my 2011 is more than enough.

    I think a lot of people just want the latest and greatest. Most of the upgrades are pretty minuscule unless you NEED the extra ram or hdd space.
     

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