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bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: March 28, 2018 09:08AM
[www.bestbuy.com]

thoughts in replacing my wife's 2010 21" imac 8gb/500gb which suddenly seems very slow?

thanks in advance.

be well.

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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 28, 2018 09:17AM
....they had this same deal last week, for one day.....

.....depends.....if she only does basic stuff then fine.....however, no retina screen [ if that is o.k. ].....and 8GB RAM........128GB may be too small for some [ you can buy the 256 for more ]....


....there is also a $50 edu coupon, if you sign up.....so final price is $649.....



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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: billb
Date: March 28, 2018 09:22AM
That's the price point I got mine at.



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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: clay
Date: March 28, 2018 09:58AM
I've got two 2015 13" MBP's--I'd sell you one if that fits the bill. Not quite as cheap as that MBA, but less than a comparable new one.
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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 28, 2018 09:58AM
Seems like a weird swap, 21" iMac to 13" MBA

Booting her iMac with a $100 SSD via USB would make it much faster.

Guess you could use the MBA with an external screen, but more $.



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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: 3d
Date: March 28, 2018 11:59AM
Way smaller screen, and she's gonna lose the built-in optical drive.
Sure, she can get a USB 2.0 external if she needs it. Just putting it out there.
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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 28, 2018 12:51PM
As jdc says— SSD, first. Maybe even a fresh NnP if you haven't done it in awhile.

21" to 13" is a big move. Any plans for an external monitor? Always an option.

I won't ever go back to a non-Retina screen, personally. I do have a 2015 MB but have felt the screen a little cramped. Also, though the MB doesn't do any heavy lifting, 8G RAM isn't enough for me, even with the Apple flash storage. I won't even one another 'Book with less than 16G.

The MB isn't noticeably slow at any one or two applications, but with four, five, or six open and Safari browser tabs, it looses the snappy.

MBAs CPUs are faster so that might help with just 8G, and if she doesn't use more than a couple three apps at a time, it would probably be ok. For me it 13/Retina/16 or bust. Maybe not surprisingly, I don't use a lot of storage on that machine.




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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: March 28, 2018 12:59PM
I'm thinking about getting one for a kid for school stuff. Any reasons not to?

In this case, it would be replacing a late 2006 MBP that can't be upgraded past 10.6. It does have a SSD. It can only use 3.3GB of RAM. The kid will be nine soon.




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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 28, 2018 01:47PM
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I'm thinking about getting one for a kid for school stuff. Any reasons not to?

See if you can talk to next year's teacher. Will he be the only one in class with an Apple product?





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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: space-time
Date: March 28, 2018 02:13PM
21" to 13" is a big move.

Size does not matter. Newt, is that right?
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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 29, 2018 07:51AM
Size does not matter.

The woman who told you that is either being very kind or doesn't get out much. LOL




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Re: bestbuy student.edu mba 13" i5/8gb/128gb $699-good deal?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: March 29, 2018 07:36PM
Wife is considering replacing her MacBook Air with a 13" iPad with Keyboard. Better screen, easier to use, etc...



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