Worth It?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cyroceon, Nov 2, 2010.

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Was it worth it?

  1. Yes, absolutely!

    32 vote(s)
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  2. Maybe, it depends. (Please elaborate)

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  3. No, you are an idiot for trading a kick-ass MBP for that little toy.

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  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    So, after selling my 2010 MacBook Pro 13", paying the eBay/PayPal fees, and shipping it, the total cost for my MBA (specs in signature) was $400. You guys think it was a good move or a bad move? Was it worth foregoing the MBP and paying $400 on top for the new 11.6"/1.4Ghz/128GB/4GB?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    That depends on your use and needs. Technically it is a downgrade if one looks at the specs, but as you have initiated and done that trade, it seems to have been wort it for you.
     
  3. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You made it so you must have thought that it was a good move. It's up to what you need. If more portability is what you want, then it was the right move.

    I would have gone with the 13" though
     
  5. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't have done that in a million years. But everyone's needs are different.
     
  6. Cerano macrumors 6502

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    yes dont let those detractors scare you :)

    if you dont need the extra power then you'll be happy
     
  7. Jobsian macrumors 6502a

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  8. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    It totally depends on your needs. If mobility is of primary importance, it was a great trade.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Only you can say whether its worth it. Its your money and your decisions.

    You bought a slower computer, so its hard to say whether its worth it or not. We don't know your requirements, circumstances, and needs for such a computer.
     
  10. RanEnRui macrumors newbie

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    Exactly.

    When I ordered my refurb Rev B MBA, I had a ton of friends asking why I was buying a "severely underpowered computer at the price of a MBP". Portability and weight of course, as long as it still suited my needs (which it did).

    After using one for a week, I was hooked. I let those same friends play with it for a bit and they all said "wow, this is nice... it's so light!" Of course, a week later the new MBAs came out and I sent it back to Apple to get a new one instead.

    They still asked me "are you sure you don't want a MBP?" I was very sure, the Rev B was really nice, with all these improvements the new 13" MBA can only be absolutely amazing.

    I plan on using mine for casual gaming, email/messaging, basic office productivity, and programming (iOS + Mono). I like being able to do that anywhere I go (aside being anti-social heh).
     
  11. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    If what you list in your signature is all you have, it might be a mistake. If you plan or need more power, you are out of luck.

    For me, when I have the finances, I will get the 11" . It will be a great companion to my gear. If I need more power, I have a good desktop and laptop to accomplish those tasks.
     
  12. potentpotable macrumors regular

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    I Love My 11.6"!!! :D

    It could crash outright on me and I'd still have no regrets. It's seriously that great for someone who's been longing for a true portable notebook.
     
  13. elwood58 macrumors member

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    I bought the 11.6, and I really like it. I did not buy it for need of another computer though. With an iMac, MBP 15, MacMini, Toshiba NetBook, 2 iPads, a couple of PC Towers, Servers, Storage................

    The big motivation for me was size/performance combo. I originally bought the MBP 15 to use in my office, with three monitors. I prefer a laptop with its built in UPS etc. I got so used to all of the features, I could not make myself take anything else on the road, and I am on the road alot. My wife and I use iChat, now FaceTime, every night. I use Virtual Machines on the MBP, but decided to use BootCamp and MacDrive on the MBA. It is not like it takes a long time to re-boot.

    I am loving it so far, and even Windows 7 is impressive on this thing!
     
  14. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    I also think it depends on your needs. Do you really need a computer around you all time? Asnwer of this question will be answer of your question :)
     
  15. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    As other have said, it depends on your needs, although I wouldn't have personally sold it on eBay, they just help themselves to your money.
     

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