Spec'd or not Spec'd

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aaps59, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. aaps59 macrumors regular

    aaps59

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    Hi all, I'm deeply considering buying a refurbished 13" ((Current Gen)) MacBook Air. But I'm not sure if I should get the 2.13 GHz with 4GB ram, or the 1.86 with 2GB ram.
    I use my computer mostly for school, some basic gaming, and a lot of internet use.
    I previously owned a 2.66 i7 15inch MacBook Pro.

    Is the extra ram and processor speed worth nearly $200?

    I need help deciding between these two!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The RAM may be worth it, but the CPU not, not for your tasks. Look for a 1.86GHz model with 4GB RAM. It will suffice your needs.
     
  3. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the sweet spot for the 13" mba refurb is the 4gb/128gb model...several hundred dollers cheaper than the ultimate with little real difference in performance
     
  4. aaps59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    See the issue there is I need at least 256 gigs.
    I had a 500 in my i7 and my back up uses about 200 gigs, Im going to have to lose some things from that anyways.
     
  5. aaps59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The issue there is that there aren't any and I need this computer sometime next week. I would prefer to not look to eBay or other sites.
     
  6. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    don't think you get the 256 HD without the 2.13 processor...so for sure up to 4mgs when your going to spend that much.

    or go for the lower processor and do a DIY
     
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  8. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Lol, we are actually doing the exact same thing. I just sold my same computer as yours and getting an Air.

    The 1.86GHz/4GB/128GB spec is quite rare on the refurb store. I saw it the night before the updates happened, and when the store was back up they were gone.

    $300 more gets your the refurb Ultimate, but is it really worth it?
     
  9. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    good find...I tried to config a new on with same specs and it is not possible...

    I still would get 4gb model but to do so adds another $180...or you can go down to 128gb HD, save about $160 and make do with an external drive..

    I got 11" with 4gb and 64gb for only 929...i can deal with less HD space but I can not upgrade memory.

    Anyway you go you will have fine machine with awesome portability
     

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