Which laptop?

Posted by: John Rougeux

Which laptop? - 12/17/13 05:00 PM

Decided to bite the bullet & get a MacBook Air so that we will have 2 computers since both Amy and myself are in school.

Looked at apple & powermax, but not sure what the difference is between i7 & i5 chips.

Options are:
Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Originally released June 2013
11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1366-by-768 resolution
4GB memory
128GB flash storage
720p FaceTime HD camera
Intel HD Graphics 5000
$849.00
(This one is only 6 months old)
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Refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
Originally released July 2011
11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB memory
256GB flash storage
Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
FaceTime camera
Intel HD Graphics 3000
$899.00
(Twice the storage for $50 more makes me want this one)
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Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Originally released June 2013
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
4GB memory
128GB flash storage
720p FaceTime HD camera
Intel HD Graphics 5000
$929.00
(Bigger screen)


I will have to go to the apple store and see how I would like the 11" screen
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Which laptop? - 12/17/13 10:42 PM

The 13" for $929 ia good deal, even at a slower clock speed the newer i5 chip is faster than the older i7.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-2677M-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4250U
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Which laptop? - 12/18/13 06:57 AM

Looked at both and definitely the 13" one is what we want.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Which laptop? - 12/18/13 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: John Rougeux

Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Originally released June 2013
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
4GB memory
128GB flash storage
720p FaceTime HD camera
Intel HD Graphics 5000
$929.00


Got this model. Buddy of mine works for Apple, so I got it for $864 laugh
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Which laptop? - 12/19/13 02:39 AM

Good Luck with your new laptop.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Which laptop? - 12/20/13 11:32 AM

Arrived today! That was quick! Installing Mavericks right now