Posts Tagged: MacBook Air

The 2013 MacBook Air was a good deal

Alternative title: Macs have become expensive.

Apparently, I double processor speed (well, cores at least), RAM, and disk space every time I buy a new computer. The 2010 MacBook Air I could “double” after less that 3 years for half the price it will cost me to double the 2013 MacBook Air with the computer I buy now (in 2018). Granted, I get a larger and better display in almost the same form factor. This may be worth paying for. But paying for Touch Bar and Touch ID seems like a waste. To get down to the same monthly cost for this year’s computer as for the MacBook Air I have had since 2013, I will have to keep it for 10 years.

MacBook Pro 2018

August 2018

MacBook Pro 13-inch
Processor: 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8 GHz
Memory: 16 GB 2133 Ipddr3
Drive: 512 GB Flash Storage
+ Retina display with True Tone
+ Touch Bar and Touch ID
Price: 25,695 SEK
Monthly cost:
3 yr: 714 SEK
5 yr: 428 SEK
10 yr: 214 SEK

MacBook Air 2010/2013

July 2013

MacBook Air 11-inch (mid 2013)
Processor: 1,7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3,3 GHz
Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Drive: 256 GB Flash Storage
Price: 13,454 SEK
Monthly cost: 221 SEK

November 2010

MacBook Air 11-inch (late 2010)
Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4 GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Drive: 128 GB Flash Storage
Price 13,655 SEK
Monthly cost: 414 SEK

(VAT included in all prices)

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