1. shodipo's Avatar
    If given an opportunity to chose between these 2 MacBook airs which would you choose

    8gb 256SSD MacBook Air 13inch 2012 , Core i5 1.8Ghz, Cycle Count 6 - (Full charge Capacity 6510maH)Battery Health condition(Normal) Price $350

    vs
    4gb 128SSD MacBook Air 13inch 2014 ,Core i5" 1.4, Cycle Count 1061 (Full charge Capacity 5304mah), Battery Health condition(Replace Soon) Price $325

    To be fair the 2012 Model has a better body while the 2014 model has some scratches and a frayed power cable
    Last edited by shodipo; 12-06-2018 at 05:09 AM.
    12-06-2018 04:00 AM
  2. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    The extra RAM and storage space in the first one listed would make me go for that one. You would be much happier with the performance of that one, rather than the second one I feel. Not only that, but it sounds like it is in better condition as well.
    12-06-2018 11:05 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I will almost always choose the one with the most RAM.
    12-06-2018 01:02 PM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    In addition to the better RAM and storage options, the battery health of the 2012 is a better sign.
    12-06-2018 04:24 PM
  5. shodipo's Avatar
    Thanks for the input guys
    However I’m in a new dilemma

    How about between

    8gb 256SSD MacBook Air 13inch 2012 , Core i5 1.8Ghz, Cycle Count 6 - (Full charge Capacity 6510maH)Battery Health condition(Normal) Price $350

    vs
    4gb 128SSD MacBook Air 13inch 2015 ,Core i5" 1.6Ghz, Cycle Count 40 (Full charge Capacity 6835maH), Battery Health condition(Normal) Price $350

    Similar Appearance of the casing
    12-11-2018 03:45 PM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    I know that I could (barely) live with the 8 GB/256 GB and definitely not with the 4 GB/128 GB. The 2015 has a Geekbench about 15% faster than the 2012, so it's not a huge difference. I believe that the 2012 supports Mojave as well.
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    12-11-2018 06:05 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for the input guys
    However I’m in a new dilemma

    How about between

    8gb 256SSD MacBook Air 13inch 2012 , Core i5 1.8Ghz, Cycle Count 6 - (Full charge Capacity 6510maH)Battery Health condition(Normal) Price $350

    vs
    4gb 128SSD MacBook Air 13inch 2015 ,Core i5" 1.6Ghz, Cycle Count 40 (Full charge Capacity 6835maH), Battery Health condition(Normal) Price $350

    Similar Appearance of the casing
    If the RAM can be upgraded then go with the device that’s 3 years newer, however, if you’re only going to surf the web, stream some videos and music, check email and stuff of that nature then take the device with the most RAM.
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    12-11-2018 08:27 PM
  8. shodipo's Avatar
    If the RAM can be upgraded then go with the device that’s 3 years newer, however, if you’re only going to surf the web, stream some videos and music, check email and stuff of that nature then take the device with the most RAM.
    But the RAM is not upgradable so I take it the 2012 version is a better deal
    I could get the two and swap ssd to the newer one but then I am still stuck with 4gb
    12-12-2018 04:58 AM
  9. shodipo's Avatar
    I know that I could (barely) live with the 8 GB/256 GB and definitely not with the 4 GB/128 GB. The 2015 has a Geekbench about 15% faster than the 2012, so it's not a huge difference. I believe that the 2012 supports Mojave as well.
    Yes it does but I am thinking about future proofing, How many years down the line do you think the 2012 Air will have the latest macOS support
    I can switch ssds but then I'm still stuck with 4gb RAM
    12-12-2018 05:00 AM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    Yes it does but I am thinking about future proofing, How many years down the line do you think the 2012 Air will have the latest macOS support
    I can switch ssds but then I'm still stuck with 4gb RAM
    Maybe not much longer, but Apple still supports El Capitan on systems from 10 years ago, and it does all of the iCloud syncing, etc. So, you'll still be able to run Mojave at least for several more years (2022?). I'm running El Cap on a 2007 iMac and a 2009 MBP. (The iMac will be upgraded next year.)
    12-12-2018 06:48 AM
  11. shodipo's Avatar
    Thanks
    Maybe not much longer, but Apple still supports El Capitan on systems from 10 years ago, and it does all of the iCloud syncing, etc. So, you'll still be able to run Mojave at least for several more years (2022?). I'm running El Cap on a 2007 iMac and a 2009 MBP. (The iMac will be upgraded next year.)
    12-12-2018 08:11 AM

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