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

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beeinformed, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  2. a2daj macrumors member

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  3. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I'm waiting to see what they do with a 13" model.
     
  4. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  5. JamesGoodman macrumors member

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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.
     
  6. jjhoekstra macrumors regular

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    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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