I’ve decided to stick with Apple for at least one more machine.
I’m getting close to the BUY date. So far, it looks much like my current laptop:
13″ Air – June 2013 or later with Haswell CPU. 256GB minimum. 8GB memory.
Refurbished I see it at CDN$1100. I’ll look for the best deal on an older model.
I wish the successor to Haswell, the Broadwell chip, was coming soon. But it looks to be mid-2015 at earliest. Apple might even wait for the Intel’s chip after that, code named Skylake.
Can’t wait that long.
Wirecutter review – Oct 2014