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  #517748 6-Sep-2011 20:47
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myopinion: I prefer Windows 7 with Office 2010....on a Macbook Air 13"Laughing


looking at the same model do you have the 2011 model? was thinking of a quad core version. 

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  #517834 6-Sep-2011 22:40
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Hi I just got the standard 2011 i5 128GB 13" model. It is surprisingly fast and quiet which is big thing for me. I hate fans churning away and the i7 model (I think it is still dual core not quad) may be more prone to this. I have just setup a new quad core i7 HP Probook and its slower than this Macbook Air and much noisier. Google the difference between the 2 models and most reviews say it is not worth the extra money for the i7 model.

I am absolutely rapt with my purchase :) Best laptop ever.

 
 
 
 


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  #517979 7-Sep-2011 10:18
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myopinion: Hi I just got the standard 2011 i5 128GB 13" model. It is surprisingly fast and quiet which is big thing for me. I hate fans churning away and the i7 model (I think it is still dual core not quad) may be more prone to this. I have just setup a new quad core i7 HP Probook and its slower than this Macbook Air and much noisier. Google the difference between the 2 models and most reviews say it is not worth the extra money for the i7 model.

I am absolutely rapt with my purchase :) Best laptop ever.


The difference in speed will be the SSD not so much the CPU. 

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  #517984 7-Sep-2011 10:22
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Yes that's what most of the reviewers are saying. I'm surprised at how much difference it makes.

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  #518014 7-Sep-2011 11:02
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Personally I find the Mac version better than the Windows version; the menus have gone walkabout in Windows and I have great difficulty with finding things. It's really down to personal preference.

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