To save just $40? I'd probably go with the new model, you get a slight speed boost. Unless you're looking at the upgraded i7 unit, then save $40 and buy the 2013. Both the mid 2013 and early 2014 i7 models have the same 1.7GHz processor, and all the other specs are the same too.I am planning to buy a MBA 13 inch model probably by the end of this month. The 2013 model costs 40 dollars lesser than the 2014 model. Which model should i opt for?
That isn't true. The blogs simply assumed that it had a slower SSD based on a few tests. All the geeks got worked up and spread the misinformation as if it were a fact.I ve also heard that the 2014 model has a slower ssd.
There is virtually no noticeable difference in performance between the two. If 40 dollars is all you are saving I'd go ahead and get the 2014. You will more than make up for the 40 bucks when you go to sell it in a few years and even if you don't, you know you have the newest model.I am planning to buy a MBA 13 inch model probably by the end of this month. The 2013 model costs 40 dollars lesser than the 2014 model. Which model should i opt for? I ve also heard that the 2014 model has a slower ssd.
Same in germany. Thats why I always advocate the standard configurations.In the UK, you can save £150-£400 on MacBooks if you buy standard configs from Amazon instead of directly from Apple.
I presume some hefty savings also apply in the US...
People keep bringing this up. The speed of the SSD depends on the brand of the SSD installed in the particular laptop you get.Can anyone tell me what's the deal with that huge difference in copying files (finder test)?
MBA 2013 destroys the 2014 model in this test.
There might be some true in those claims about SSD speed after all...
Great machines aren't they? Did you get the 11 or the 13?This thread is making me feel good about buying my macbook air mid 2013 This thing is super fast, booting takes about 12 seconds it's quiet, light, lastly the battery lasts for ever! I love this this to death i couldn't be happier!!
People keep bringing this up. The speed of the SSD depends on the brand of the SSD installed in the particular laptop you get.
The same SSDs were used in the 2013 models.