Refurbished MacBook Air 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 £639 @ Apple
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Refurbished MacBook Air 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 £639 @ Apple

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Found 12th Jun 2012
Apple have dropped the prices of the previous generation Sandy Bridge refurb laptops - the base 11.6" MacBook Air model is now £639 or pay £719 for the 4GB ram/128GB SSD model.

Originally released July 2011
11.6-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
2GB memory
64GB flash storage
Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
FaceTime camera
Intel HD Graphics 3000

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sounds a good price, whats the difference between notebook and this one

Thanks for posting I have just been pricing up refurb apples but didn't realise Apple themselves had a refurb store.

Don't want to hijak the thread but would love opinions on the i5 1.7GHz with intel HD 3000 vs 2.13GHz Intel core duo with Nvidia 320M graphics, both will be 4GB ram. I will be running mostly adobe lightroom and sometimes photoshop concurrently but other than that mostly web use and light gaming........... I always assumed that thei5 would be the best for this but not sure about the intel HD graphics?

thanks in advance.....

Original Poster

You might want to go for the new model which has HD4000 as this supports OpenCL which will accelerate Photoshop CS6:

tomshardware.co.uk/pho…tml

HD3000 is rated higher than the Nvidia 320M:

videocardbenchmark.net/vid…20M
Edited by: "brookheather" 12th Jun 2012

cthodgson

Thanks for posting I have just been pricing up refurb apples but didn't … Thanks for posting I have just been pricing up refurb apples but didn't realise Apple themselves had a refurb store. Don't want to hijak the thread but would love opinions on the i5 1.7GHz with intel HD 3000 vs 2.13GHz Intel core duo with Nvidia 320M graphics, both will be 4GB ram. I will be running mostly adobe lightroom and sometimes photoshop concurrently but other than that mostly web use and light gaming........... I always assumed that thei5 would be the best for this but not sure about the intel HD graphics? thanks in advance.....



Go for the i5 version, battery life isn't as good as the core-duo is but it's a much more powerful machine

Cheers for the advice guys, much appreciated.......

Edited by: "cthodgson" 12th Jun 2012

no thanks

tempting..aghas!! i bought a sony viao i5 for 499 last month, but this is a great deal though
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