What type of MBA to buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Riped, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Riped macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking of purchasing a MBA later on this year but I do not know what type to get, 11" i5 with 8gb of ram or 11" i7 with 4gb of ram.

    I will be doing a lot of word processing, very light video editing and playing games like Garry's Mod, Minecraft, and farming simulator.

    PS: I will also be doing objective-c programming
    (Xcode)
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. Tarrou8 macrumors member

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    This. Always.
     
  4. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    Swing for the fence. This baby can't be upgraded [easily]. In fact, have you considered the 13"?
     
  5. Riped thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    3 hours more potential battery life
    larger screen
    sd card reader

    everything else is the same.
     
  7. AXs macrumors 6502a

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  8. Riped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as I can tell a MacBook Air 11" i5 with 8gb of ram is my best bet
     
  9. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    I own a 13" myself (and, quite conveniently, am using an 11" to type this post). To be honest, the 11" is a lot more portable. I know it's only a few inches smaller (and a few ounces lighter), but it just "feels" portable. With the new battery life upgrades, I'm seriously considering switching over to a Haswell 11"
     
  10. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    RAM. 8GB.

    4 is not enough, IMO, going forward.
     

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