Which 13.3" MBA configuration to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by WWDC2013, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. WWDC2013 macrumors member

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    - 128GB vs 256GB SSD?
    - 4GB vs 8GB RAM?
    - 1.3GHz i5 vs 1.7GHz i7?

    I will mostly be using the computer for multitasking between listening to music/Youtube video and doing some work using Parallels. I play occasional gaming like Counter-Strike and DOTA2. Please help me choose, thanks!
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    256 for Windows.
    8 GB.

    and the i7 is your call.
     
  3. WWDC2013 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay... So I get the whole thing about battery life, and I couldnt care less. How much has the performance improved from the last gen-MBA, if any?
     
  4. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    is higher RAM much more useful than getting an i7?
     
  5. B... macrumors 68000

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    Haswell performance: I don't know. Flash: 45% faster. We'll see, but the GPU is 40% faster, so that's good.
     
  6. Nee412 macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering an 11" i7, 8GB ram, 128GB flash for a summer purchase.

    Enough speed for the apps I use, enough ram for some future proofing, more than enough storage to everything I need on the move (already have external storage at home), and it's stupidly light and portable. For those occasions when I need a little more power than my iPad mini can provide.
     
  7. WWDC2013 thread starter macrumors member

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    Will choosing the i7 over i5 improve gaming performance at all?
     
  8. B... macrumors 68000

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    Somewhat but not by much.
     
  9. kramjam macrumors 6502

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    Really on the fence about getting the 13.3 256GB/8GB RAM without the i7.. just kinda bummed about no display resolution changes with this refresh. Maybe I'll wait and see what happens to the 13" rMBP.
     

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