What's the base 2011 11" MBA good for?

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  1. AbeFroman77 macrumors 6502

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    2gb ram and 64gb storage, is it worth getting?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Since you are asking the question, it is probably fine for you.
     
  3. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    What is it good for "HUH! Absolutely Nothing, Say it again"

    Sorry could not resist and the song keeps playing in my head now, thanks.:rolleyes:
     
  4. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not fine for me. Is it mainly for web browsing, itunes, office apps?
     
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    Good God, y'all...
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    That would be fine for that but what if you want more a year from now. Why not step up one notch with 4 gb ram and it doubles the hard drive. But the ram is the biggest.

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  7. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was looking to get a gift. It was either this or an iPad2.
     
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    I'd say for for the MBA. But like IngerMan said, you might wanna go with 4gb of RAM. If you don't plan on storing much on it then maybe you don't need the extra disk space. I use it to browse, music, microsoft office, tv shows.
     
  9. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I have no idea who you're buying it for, but iPad 2 makes for a better gift because its trendier and cheaper.
     
  10. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A sister that has an iPad but says she can't use it as a primary computer because she can't go on certain websites.
     
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    Pretty nice gift.
     
  13. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    I know!

    Hey OP, wanna become friends? ;)
     
  14. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just bought my brother a Lenovo T520 laptop, my dad a 55" HDTV for his bday, and a 2011 27" iMac, 11" MBA for myself. I'll be tapped out til Xmas.

    If I can get the 20% applied to the base 11" I might get that instead of the iPad2.
     
  15. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    I'd ask whoever the gift is for if they want an iPad or the Air....:rolleyes:
     
  16. Eavila macrumors newbie

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    Then maybe another iPad is not the best choice? :(
     
  17. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not much of a surprise if I have to ask.
     
  18. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Not wanting to sound stupid*, but has she tried a different browser on her iPad?




    *Too late!
     
  19. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which browser?
     
  20. Spacemarine macrumors newbie

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    I have the base 2011 11" MBA and I'm very satisfied. Neither did i feel the need for more ram, nor for more ssd. Of course that might change in the future, but then I'm just going to sell it and buy a different one.
     
  21. AbeFroman77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you use it for?
     
  22. Spacemarine macrumors newbie

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    Watching movies, office, email, browsing, listening to music, showing photos to my friends.

    For all the movies and photos I have, every SSD is too small. That why I carry an ultralight 2,5" portable drive with me with 1 TB of space. But I only conncect it when I really need it, which is about 5-10% of the time.
     

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