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    2 different Macbook Air specs...same price
    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


    and


    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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    Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    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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    4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    +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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