1. Miss Daredevil's Avatar
    Hey, guys! I have been looking for the perfect Macbook Air and I have two final options... They are not brand new because of my budget, but look as if they are. I'll link you to their specifications and I hope you will have the time and the will to check them out and answer a few of my questions. I would really appreciate it since I don't know much about these things.

    Sidenote: I would be using the Mac for browsing (all social networks, music, youtube, skype, movies, etc) and Photoshop occasionally. That's pretty much it.

    Macbook Air 2015:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...015-specs.html

    Macbook Air 2013:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...013-specs.html

    **both have 8GB of RAM**

    1) The 2015 one is 100 dollars more expensive than the 2013 one. Do you think it's worth it paying more or not?
    2) If I decide to get the 2013 one, how long could it potentially last before it becomes "outdated"?
    3) I'm sure I had more questions, but I can't think of any at the moment. Thanks for helping me out!
    Last edited by Miss Daredevil; 09-07-2017 at 12:31 PM.
    09-07-2017 11:48 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Your links didn't work but I think I was able to decipher them into what you're looking at.
    2015 13" i5 1.6
    2013 13" i5 1.3

    The storage on the 2015 will be a little faster as it's PCIe 2.0 x4 vs. the PCIe 2.0 x2 on the 2013. I don't see Apple dropping OS update support for those for a while yet, the 2010 Pro is still getting High Sierra. Other than the storage and CPU speed, the video processor got a slight bump. There was likely an increase in battery life with the 2015 if it was a change in CPU family.

    For your uses, either one is a good choice and likely won't "feel" outdated any time soon. I'd probably pop for the 2015 for the slightly longer expected hardware availability for repair and software support.

    The only downside to these is the screen technology and resolution. I use a 2015 Air at work and have a 2012 Pro (non-retina but hi-res) at home and the screen on my Pro just looks so much better. I'm not saying they're horrible but if any part of the MacBook Air is "outdated" the screen is it.
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    09-07-2017 12:24 PM
  3. Miss Daredevil's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up, I fixed the links!

    And thank you for your answer, I figured as much. I know the screens are the weakest thing here, but I really don't need a Pro seeing as I'll only be using it for everyday Internet things. I also like how thin Air is! I guess that's 1:0 for 2015 Mac!
    09-07-2017 12:28 PM
  4. tigerinexile's Avatar
    $100 for a better processor, faster storage, and a newer battery.

    Seems reasonable to me.

    In your place I'd pick the 2015. That said, I have a 2013 base configuration Air and it is still going fine. Battery at 94%, and a fresh install of Sierra and Windows 10 are working nicely.
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    09-07-2017 12:34 PM
  5. Miss Daredevil's Avatar
    Okay, that's the most important thing for me - that it won't be an extra $100 for nothing. Thanks!
    09-07-2017 05:40 PM
  6. Frehley's Avatar
    Okay, that's the most important thing for me - that it won't be an extra $100 for nothing. Thanks!
    If it's in your budget, I would pop the extra $100 and go with the 2015 model!
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    09-07-2017 06:02 PM
  7. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Get a Surface Pro instead . . . No? Are you sure? I mean, they're awesome and...fiiiiiine. Crawling back to Windows Central.
    09-08-2017 02:24 PM
  8. Bazza1's Avatar
    As a slight sidebar - noting you're considering 'not brand new' models, if the models you're looking at are at a 3rd Party retailer, I would also encourage you to look at the Special Deals section of Apple's online store. While 3rd Party providers can be fine, Apple's own site offers fully refurbed products at a discount, often eligible for AppleCare and free shipping.
    The Special Deals section is hidden away by Apple, but well worth the explore. Stock changes fairly regularly.
    09-09-2017 07:57 AM
  9. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Get a Surface Pro instead . . . No? Are you sure? I mean, they're awesome and...fiiiiiine. Crawling back to Windows Central.
    No need to crawl, get up and RUN...LOL.
    As said in an earlier post, for $100 more and also newer with better specs, I suggest going with the 2015 model.
    09-09-2017 08:46 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hey, guys! I have been looking for the perfect Macbook Air and I have two final options... They are not brand new because of my budget, but look as if they are. I'll link you to their specifications and I hope you will have the time and the will to check them out and answer a few of my questions. I would really appreciate it since I don't know much about these things.

    Sidenote: I would be using the Mac for browsing (all social networks, music, youtube, skype, movies, etc) and Photoshop occasionally. That's pretty much it.

    Macbook Air 2015:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...015-specs.html

    Macbook Air 2013:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...013-specs.html

    **both have 8GB of RAM**

    1) The 2015 one is 100 dollars more expensive than the 2013 one. Do you think it's worth it paying more or not?
    2) If I decide to get the 2013 one, how long could it potentially last before it becomes "outdated"?
    3) I'm sure I had more questions, but I can't think of any at the moment. Thanks for helping me out!
    Get the newest model between the two.
    09-09-2017 09:38 AM
  11. Miss Daredevil's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I decided to go for the 2015 one!
    09-09-2017 12:29 PM
  12. Frehley's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I decided to go for the 2015 one!
    Excellent choice...congrats...and if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to ask. There are very knowledgeable folks here willing to help.
    Just_Me_D and Miss Daredevil like this.
    09-09-2017 08:33 PM

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