What Has Less of a Loss?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ipodlover77, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    In a pickle.

    Im looking to either buy a 2011 air or a 2012 air. Its only to hold me over till the retinas come in on the air lineup, which i predict will be next year.

    So I my options are:
    buy the 2012 with the student discount. Get the itunes card and sell it for 80ish.


    2011 for 925.

    Which one will result in less of a loss when it comes to resale?
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Don't count on it. I'm thinking maybe a next generation 13" MacBook Pro instead of retina in the MBA.

    There's just not enough space in the MBA for dedicated graphics to run the retina display up to appple standards, and certainly the integrated graphics won't cut it on an ULV processor.

    I say get the 2012 for not that much more. By next year the 2011 will look really outdated to people without USB 3.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Kinda tough to predict the future without a crystal ball...

    Generally the greatest absolute value depreciation will be in the first year.
    Look at recent ebay completed sales for late-2010 MBA's vs. mid-2011 MBA new prices before today's announcement as your best guess for the situation a year from now (or when a new version comes out).

    IMHO, the best deal will be try to buy a used 2011MBA for a good price.
  4. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    Damn, i kinda do want the 2012 air. Blah, i know that the 2011's would be the best bet. But thats only if i get an amazing deal.

    800 would be the price i know i wouldnt lose money on when i resell. Problem is, i dont know if i could find a mint 13" i5 4gb one that cheap.

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