1. iCeborg's Avatar
    Ok I didn't know there were so many iterations of the same laptop!

    From the screen size to the processor, from the retina to non-retina to hard disk space! Phew!

    I will make it simple, I will do the following with it:

    1. Will mainly do a lot of writing and office work (Pages, Keynote, Office Suite)

    2. Browse the Internet for official work (Safari)

    3. Listen to Music while writing/working (iTunes)

    Now can you guys help me pick one device with the right config?

    Reason why I chose to go with Apple and not any other company/brand/os: Quality. Enough Said!

    Thanks for reading!
    03-01-2014 06:16 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    For those uses, the cheapest macbook air will work fine.
    03-01-2014 06:44 AM
  3. iCeborg's Avatar
    And 13" is enough right?


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    03-01-2014 07:17 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    And 13" is enough right?


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    Most definitely. It's good enough screen real estate.
    03-01-2014 07:26 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    And 13" is enough right?


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    Screen size is more of a personal preference. The other specs (CPU, RAM, etc) would be fine for those uses on either the 11" or 13".
    03-01-2014 08:22 AM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I would go to a local retailer who carries them- That way you can look at both screen sizes and determine which is best. I personally prefer the smaller one for easier transport but everyone is different.
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    03-01-2014 08:46 AM
  7. rayz336's Avatar
    I'd say go use them at Best Buy or an Apple Store and storage will be your choice based on how big your iTunes library is and whether you'll keep it on an external hard drive
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    03-01-2014 09:45 AM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I agree with the others. Go to your nearest retailer and check out the 11" & 13", then decide which one you like the best. As far as storage goes, it doesn't seem like you would need that much but that also depends on your music library. I have an 11" with 128GB and I use iTunes Match so I can have access to my entire library while on the road without using a tone of storage. This also isn't my main laptop, so I didn't need a bunch of storage. Whichever one you choose, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Good Luck!!!
    03-01-2014 10:13 AM
  9. iCeborg's Avatar
    Hi all..thanks a lot..I went to the Apple Store ..a couple of them actually..looks like 13 is better than 11..yea even I think 128 is more than enough for me.. This is strictly going to be for work. So music and videos gonna be minimal...I love mac and love the OS! I just walked past all the other brands in the other stores and checked out the Air. Enough of going around the bush..and I am assuming i5 is more than enough right..


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    03-01-2014 02:02 PM
  10. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Hi all..thanks a lot..I went to the Apple Store ..a couple of them actually..looks like 13 is better than 11..yea even I think 128 is more than enough for me.. This is strictly going to be for work. So music and videos gonna be minimal...I love mac and love the OS! I just walked past all the other brands in the other stores and checked out the Air. Enough of going around the bush..and I am assuming i5 is more than enough right..


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    Awesome!!! I definitely think that's more than enough for what you're looking for.
    03-01-2014 03:17 PM
  11. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I went with the 13". The 11" was just too small for me.
    Good Luck
    03-01-2014 11:09 PM
  12. dc9super80's Avatar
    I went with the 11, because it was amazingly ultraportable in my opinion. That said, the screen size though small doesnt bother me because I use it mostly for work, and I have a 21in Monitor on my desk which I connect to my MacBook Air. When I am on the run, I benefit from its very small size. I love this machine.
    03-02-2014 11:47 AM
  13. iCeborg's Avatar
    I saw the 11" and it kinda looked like my Mini. I can't work on my Mini for long hours.

    13 looked like a laptop.

    Hmm..think it's a no brainer. BTW, this was really a very long time back on a friend's Air, but does any one experience electric shocks from the Aluminium at the hand rest?
    03-03-2014 12:03 AM
  14. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    Love my 11 inch. 13 too big for me to be really portable


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    03-03-2014 06:23 AM
  15. MacintoshDan's Avatar
    I've never been shocked my my Air.


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    03-03-2014 06:23 AM
  16. iCeborg's Avatar
    A friend of mine purchased the exact same model I want to get...however..he told me in the 128GB model, all u get is 100GB...now that's far too less than I expected...any ways I can get around this...


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    03-13-2014 11:06 AM
  17. iCeborg's Avatar
    Tada! Placed my order today!


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    03-13-2014 01:34 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Tada! Placed my order today!


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    Enjoy!
    03-13-2014 02:21 PM
  19. iCeborg's Avatar
    Enjoy!
    Just hope the 100 GB space doesn't become a problem.
    03-14-2014 02:09 AM
  20. iCeborg's Avatar
    Could someone just tell me what is the charging cycle like? I dont want to kill my battery by charging it for more hours than using it. Anyone?
    03-14-2014 04:20 AM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Apple's recommendation is just to use the laptop. And not leave it plugged in all the time. I think the example from their documentation is something like a commuter whom uses on unplugged on a train on the way to work, then plugs it in at work for a while, unplugs to use in a meeting, plugs in again for a while, unplugged use on the way home on the train, etc. the Apple website has more details.
    03-14-2014 06:03 AM
  22. iCeborg's Avatar
    Apple's recommendation is just to use the laptop. And not leave it plugged in all the time. I think the example from their documentation is something like a commuter whom uses on unplugged on a train on the way to work, then plugs it in at work for a while, unplugs to use in a meeting, plugs in again for a while, unplugged use on the way home on the train, etc. the Apple website has more details.
    Cool..I think I will follow that...thanks..


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    03-14-2014 11:51 PM
  23. iCeborg's Avatar
    Totally loving this beauty!!


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    03-18-2014 02:23 PM

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