Thinking of upgrading from 2011 13 inch macbook air to the 12 inch 2015 macbook

beeinformed

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Jun 30, 2010
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Hi,

I'm thinking of upgrading from my 2011 13 inch macbook air notebook to the 2015 macbook as I like it''s form factor, portability, weight & retina screen.

I'll probably wait until the 2016 macbook model comes out as I'm thinking that perhaps the prices of the 2015 model will come down but I wanted to ask you guys (who have a similar-aged macbook notebook like myself) if I'll see a significant jump in computer & graphic processing power.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!
 

miamialley

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Jul 28, 2008
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Orange County, California
Hi,

I'm thinking of upgrading from my 2011 13 inch macbook air notebook to the 2015 macbook as I like it''s form factor, portability, weight & retina screen.

I'll probably wait until the 2016 macbook model comes out as I'm thinking that perhaps the prices of the 2015 model will come down but I wanted to ask you guys (who have a similar-aged macbook notebook like myself) if I'll see a significant jump in computer & graphic processing power.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!
I'm waiting to see what they do with a 13" model.
 

recoil80

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Jul 16, 2014
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You won't notice better performances with the Macbook.
The 12'' is a good choice if you need extreme portability, but if the main reason for upgrading is the retina display I suggest you to buy a 13'' rMBP. Of course is less portable than the 12'' but you'd have the same screen size with retina resolution and a really faster cpu compared to your 2011 Air.
 

JamesGoodman

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Dec 3, 2015
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Hi,

I'm thinking of upgrading from my 2011 13 inch macbook air notebook to the 2015 macbook as I like it''s form factor, portability, weight & retina screen.

I'll probably wait until the 2016 macbook model comes out as I'm thinking that perhaps the prices of the 2015 model will come down but I wanted to ask you guys (who have a similar-aged macbook notebook like myself) if I'll see a significant jump in computer & graphic processing power.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

I went from the late 2012 Air to the 12 Macbook and I find (whatever the numbers say) that the MacBook is snappier for basic web browsing, word processing, short videos (mostly news and a little music, etc). The weight and build are fantastic. If you are a writer just make sure you can live with the keyboard. That's the biggest difference. Many people get used to it. Some come to love it. But not everyone. I am very flexible about keyboards and I don't love it yet. I am typing this on a das keyboard plugged into the single port. Nothing like a das keyboard, but it isn't portable. Good luck.
 

jjhoekstra

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Apr 23, 2009
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I went from the late 2012 Air to the 12 Macbook and I find (whatever the numbers say) that the MacBook is snappier for basic web browsing, word processing, short videos (mostly news and a little music, etc). The weight and build are fantastic. If you are a writer just make sure you can live with the keyboard. That's the biggest difference. Many people get used to it. Some come to love it. But not everyone. I am very flexible about keyboards and I don't love it yet. I am typing this on a das keyboard plugged into the single port. Nothing like a das keyboard, but it isn't portable. Good luck.
My experience exactly, but I did get used to the keyboard. I bought my MacBook for travel but even at home I use it way more than my MBpro and have stopped using my MacAir and iPad altogether.
 
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