The "I just bought/ordered/got/shipped my new/refurb MBA" thread, [Merged]

Tommy c

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Sep 9, 2012
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I have a MacBook Pro Retina, 13" Late 2012 2.9 GHz, i7, 8 GB with 500 GB storage.

I'm considering updating to the new 2019 MBA. I was going to max it out. Do you recommend the upgrade? Will I notice a difference?
You can probably up the ram on that and throw in a SSD. You will see a nice improvement.
 

juanmaasecas

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Oct 26, 2014
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Do you guys think Apple will update the MacBook Air with new processors anytime soon? Finally it seems there will not be October event, but my friend wants to by one and in scare of Apple releasing a spec bump just a couple of weeks after...
 

Cameront9

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Do you guys think Apple will update the MacBook Air with new processors anytime soon? Finally it seems there will not be October event, but my friend wants to by one and in scare of Apple releasing a spec bump just a couple of weeks after...
It was just updated in July, so it will probably be the spring before there's any kind of update.
 

FreeStyLeMaSTeR

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Jan 6, 2013
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Just got my 2019 Macbook Air base model last week for $899. I also got the applecare+ but I am very close to cancelling it as I find it too expensive for the price I paid for the macbook air.

Upgrading from Mid 2013 Macbook Air! Since the day I bought it in 2013, it has been my main and only computer and never needed anymore power than it has. I enjoyed every time I used it. Let’s see how much I can get out of the 2019.

The reason I passed on the pro model is 2013 air was more than enough for me specs wise and I don’t like the idea of having the touchbar. i’d prefer the physical buttons any day.
 
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stringerhye

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Just got my 2019 Macbook Air base model last week for $899. I also got the applecare+ but I am very close to cancelling it as I find it too expensive for the price I paid for the macbook air.

Upgrading from Mid 2013 Macbook Air! Since the day I bought it in 2013, it has been my main and only computer and never needed anymore power than it has. I enjoyed every time I used it. Let’s see how much I can get out of the 2019.

The reason I passed on the pro model is 2013 air was more than enough for me specs wise and I don’t like the idea of having the touchbar. i’d prefer the physical buttons any day.
Where did you get it for $899?
 

lambertjohn

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thestickman

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Nov 21, 2010
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Excited about a refurbished 2013 i5 1.3 ghz model I just ordered from Mac of All Trades that has the 256 SSD vs the 128. Getting this for work which entails health coaching via video conference. For what I am doing I hope to get 2 years+ use & will upgrade to a new model then.
 

thestickman

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Nov 21, 2010
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Jacksonville, FL
Excited about a refurbished 2013 i5 1.3 ghz model I just ordered from Mac of All Trades that has the 256 SSD vs the 128. Getting this for work which entails health coaching via video conference. For what I am doing I hope to get 2 years+ use & will upgrade to a new model then.
It was delivered today in excellent condition. It runs perfectly. Well worth the $400.00 I paid for it!
 

KImono Gryphon

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Dec 3, 2019
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Oxford, Pa.
Just picked up a new 2019 MacBook Air 13.1 model, 256 in gold, and I LOVE IT. It's blazing fast and is lightyears faster than any android tablet I ever used before. This is my first new Apple product I had brought brand new and I wanted one for years.

Cheers,
-Gryphon
 

Eksoccer99

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Mar 19, 2018
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Just picked up a new 2019 MacBook Air 13.1 model, 256 in gold, and I LOVE IT. It's blazing fast and is lightyears faster than any android tablet I ever used before. This is my first new Apple product I had brought brand new and I wanted one for years.

Cheers,
-Gryphon
Congrats!!
 
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Ma2k5

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Dec 21, 2012
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Where did all the rumours about an end of 2019 10th gen update go? Is that definitely off the cards now?
 

billnye97

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May 26, 2011
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I found a great deal on a new Macbook 2019 Air 16GB of ram and 512GB hard drive. It also has Apple Care. I got it for $1500. I would have liked the Macbook Pro but I couldn't pass up the price.
 
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Macdctr

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I LOVE IT, although I'm going to have to get used to Apple Keyboard shortcuts. Definitely love it.
If you want more flexibility on screen resolutions download the SwitchResX program and you will be able to do much more regarding screen resolution and configuration. Just do a google search and you will find the web site to download this app. I use this on all my macs. :apple:
 
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Wide opeN

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If you want more flexibility on screen resolutions download the SwitchResX program and you will be able to do much more regarding screen resolution and configuration. Just do a google search and you will find the web site to download this app. I use this on all my macs. :apple:
Cool nice 👌🏾
 

Bazza1

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May 16, 2017
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Toronto, Canada
If you want more flexibility on screen resolutions download the SwitchResX program and you will be able to do much more regarding screen resolution and configuration. Just do a google search and you will find the web site to download this app. I use this on all my macs. :apple:
Interesting find, but I find I have to ask you how you use it on 'all my macs'. Do you have it set for a different resolution than default Mac-wide, or do you use it to swap it out for various apps? And why? Noting your earlier (pre-Retina) MBA, what have you done there? I have a 2017 MBA and wonder what I'd gain by it's use. Inquiring minds want to know! ;)
 

Macdctr

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Interesting find, but I find I have to ask you how you use it on 'all my macs'. Do you have it set for a different resolution than default Mac-wide, or do you use it to swap it out for various apps? And why? Noting your earlier (pre-Retina) MBA, what have you done there? I have a 2017 MBA and wonder what I'd gain by it's use. Inquiring minds want to know! ;)
On my 11inch 2015 Air I run 1920x1200 resolution and have no problem reading the texts at this resolution. I prefer this because I can adjust the web page to show more information per page. I tend to use this screen resolution on all my laptops. I like this app because of the wide range of adjustability in choosing screen resolutions.

I tend to pin more than enough web pages to my Safari browser so having the 1920x1200 resolution allows me to see all the web pages that I have pinned...
 
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twobelowpar

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Dec 7, 2013
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Just purchased an Apple refurbished Gold 2019 MBA with 256GB. This is our first ever MacBook and it arrives today so we are very excited. We are Apple people with iPhones, iPads, and ATV, but have never had a MacBook! Anything we need to know?
 
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Bazza1

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Just purchased an Apple refurbished Gold 2019 MBA with 256GB. This is our first ever MacBook and it arrives today so we are very excited. We are Apple people with iPhones, iPads, and ATV, but have never had a MacBook! Anything we need to know?
Congrats on the purchase. Coming from Windows? Been there, done that. With such an open-ended question, I'm sure you'll get tons of (overwhelming and often contradictory) suggestions from people. With a familiarity with iOS, you'll discover a number of iCloud and 3rd Party cross-platform apps you'll recognize, while many of the apps you may have used in Windows have their own cross-platform (or equivalent) apps in MacOS. Take time to discover the apps on the OS and install the ones you absolutely need to make the transition easy for you. The finessing and the 'Oh, and try this" suggestions from us all you can do when you're ready. Enjoy.
 

LeeW

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never had a MacBook! Anything we need to know?
Did you know you can set up an online session to have someone from Apple guide you through some basics? It will ask you if you want to do it when setting it up for the first time. Many don't need it but those I know that did it were quite impressed with it.

Might be worth it to get started, they will cover topics relevant to what you want to do with the machine.

May already have got past that stage though :)