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2 different Macbook Air specs...same price


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I am thinking about getting my wife a Macbook Air and switch her over from PC.

Refurbished 13 inch Airs are available but there are two different specs with same price.

  • Refurbished MacBook Air 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Originally released mid 2009
    13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    128GB solid-state drive
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics

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Refurbished MacBook Air 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Originally released October 2010
    13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display

    2GB memory

    128GB solid-state drive
    
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

I would assume an October 2010 would be more desirable but the older model has a faster processor.

Oh yeah...they both have iSight naturally, I just omitted it from the lists.

Which one would be a better purchase? Normal computer use, Word documents, browsing, etc.
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Given your computing activity, I'd go for the newer machine - the difference in processor speed is hardly likely to be noticeable with the kind of use your wife is likely to make of it.
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+1 on going with the 2010 model.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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That's what I would think too.

Wonder why Apple doesn't offer the older model for a greater discount.
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