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    So I'm needing a laptop for everyday use and more. I'm new to Macs but I know they are good computers and wanting to know which one to get. I'm going to use it for mainly school which I'm in college and write a lot of papers and do research. I'm also surfin te web frequently, on social media sites such as twitter and Facebook a lot, as well on YouTube a bit. I'm a music buff and will contain a bunch of music. I'm starting to DJ a little and wanting to make remixes in my spare time. I use a lot of applications such as iTunes, photoshop, Microsoft office, and other applications. So as you can see, I need a computer that is reliable, fast, and contain a bit of storage as I'm wanting to use it fr school, music, social media, etc. I've thought about refurbished ones and seen one for $700. It wa a MacBook Air and the model from mid 2011. Here's the info for it, is it a good deal or something newer or a pro.

    Display: 11.6 TFT LED-backlit active-matrix glossy display (1366 x 768 max resolution)
    Processor: Intel Core i5 I5-2467M 1.6GHz (up to 2.3 GHz turbo) dual-core processor
    RAM: 4GB
    Graphics: HD Graphics 3000
    Storage: 128GB Solid state drive
    Optical Drive: none
    Communication: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
    Audio: Integrated stereo speakers
    Keyboard: Backlit full-size keyboard
    Mouse/Touchpad/Input device: Trackpad (Inertial)
    Webcam: Integrated "FaceTime" video camera with integrated microphone
    Memory card reader: not specified
    Ports: 1x Thunderbolt video output (backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort), 2x USB 2.0, 3.5mm Analog audio output
    OS: OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    Security: no security lock
    Battery: 35 Wh Li-Poly 5 hour life battery
    Dimensions: 0.11-0.68 x 11.8 x 7.56
    Weight: 2.38 pounds

    Please let me know your input. All is appreciated
    02-28-2014 09:22 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Based on the description above, that particular Mac should be sufficient for you, in my opinion...
    02-28-2014 10:09 AM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    It'll be sufficient for what you posted, but I think I'd spend the extra couple hundred bucks and get the newer processor setup just to future proof it a bit.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    02-28-2014 10:23 AM

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