Which 11.6 Model would you chose?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hell0W0rld, Mar 2, 2011.


Which one?

  1. Base

    0 vote(s)
  2. Medium

    6 vote(s)
  3. Ultra

    3 vote(s)
  1. Hell0W0rld macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2010
    Please help me with my decision:

    Base: 64GB SSD; 2GB RAM; 1.4 C2D + ACPP = 1.026,00€

    Medium: 128 SSD; 4GB RAM; 1.4 C2D + ACPP = 1.240,80€

    Max: 128 SSD; 4GB RAM; 1.6 C2D + ACPP = 1.318,80€

    If nothing really great comes (like an Ipad/Mac-Combo) the one I chose will be my companion for the next 3 Years so witch one should I pick?
  2. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Medium. You'll never be able to tell the difference between 1.4 GHz and 1.6 GHz.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I agree. Medium. 64 GB SSD seems like it would never be enough for me. The SSD itself provides a lot of speed especially when you consider that today's MBA line geekbench scores (2700) are less than half as fast as the slowest (5900) of the newly released MBP models. Many users have reported the SSD helps make up for the slower CPU.
  4. peterdevries macrumors 68040


    Feb 22, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ultra. Keep the boxes and manuals and everything else, and you will have the best resale value when those three years are over..

    ^is right that you won't see the difference, but you will notice the difference in price when you try to sell...
  5. jmazzamj macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    I'd love to get an 11", but I got a 13" and I don't really regret (moreover I'm waiting for my MBP 2011 to arrive).

    Back in topic: IF you are going to keep this computer until AC expires, I'd buy a 4GB/128 SSD, 1.4 GHz will be fine for non-intensive tasks.

    By the way, how did you manage to get an Apple Care plan for free? I'm also in Europe.
  6. Hell0W0rld thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2010
    ACPP is not free for me; just reduced; the MBA as well. It's a cooperation between my University and Apple.
  7. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2002
    Fort Myers Florida
    your specs are wrong on the medium model.

    The Medium model is 1.4Ghz, 4GB, 64GB SSD, NOT 128GB SSD.

    The 128GB SSD and the 1.6Ghz Processor are the two upgrades on the ultimate model.
  8. Hell0W0rld thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2010

    Maybe it is not the acctual medium model, but the prices/specs, given by me in the first post, are the one I am considering.
  9. opera57 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    I would go for the mid range or the high end - as the ram isn't upgradable so you should get the highest you can now and also a 64gb SSD would probably fill up pretty quickly! [​IMG]

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