Shud i get recond 2011 or new 2012

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

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    Base 13" which shud i get. I'm selling my 2011 mbp.
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    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


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    It's also quieter I just found out! (asymmetrical fan)
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    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


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    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

    Feb 26, 2011
    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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