Looking to buy a used MacBook Air? Here are the latest product listings:
The MacBook Air is an ultra-slim, lighweight notebook available with 11 or 13-inch screens. It’s ideal for anybody that doesn’t want to lug around a heavy laptop, but does still want a full Mac OS X experience. With a starting price of £849 it’s also Apple’s cheapest portable Mac.
While the MacBook Air doesn’t have the power of the more expensive MacBook Pro line, they are more than able to hold their own for almost any task you throw at it. Most of the speed advantages comes from the flash-memory these machines use for primary storage. The battery life is also fairly good at around 5 hours, depending on use.
There are some compromises to be made for the MacBook Air’s slim design, unfortunately. It doesn’t have a vast array of ports, and there is no optical drive. External optical drives are readily available though, so that might be an option if you only need to use on every now and then.
RAM and storage space might also be a problem if your demands exceed what Apple currently offers. Right now you can’t get more than 4GB of RAM and the storage media in the MacBook Air is a custom SSD. The RAM can’t be expanded and finding a replacement SSD will be expensive, if even possible.
If you can’t live without an internal optical drive, or you would like more power and expandability, you should probably take a look at the MacBook Pro line instead.
Depending on the age and condition, you can expect to pay between £600 – £1000 for a used MacBook Air.
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