View Full Version : 2013 MBA or 2012 cMBP?

Aug 7, 2013, 11:47 AM
I'm going to be using the computer for college where I'll write papers, web browsing, watching videos, making PowerPoint and what not.

I was wondering can the 2013 MBA handle all of that? Or should I go with the cMBP?

Also, I'm scared that I may use all the memory on the air

Aug 7, 2013, 11:48 AM
The Air should be able to handle all that with no problem at all

Aug 7, 2013, 12:53 PM
+1 on the Air. I would take it over the Pro anyday. Light, bright screen, high screen res (MBP is 1280x800 and MBA is 1440x900). Then the reflection isn't nearly as bad with the Air.

Aug 7, 2013, 02:38 PM
An iPad is overkill for that. An Air is great.

Aug 11, 2013, 04:57 PM
I vote for the Air too. For all of the tasks you mentioned, it will do just fine. If you're worried about memory as in RAM, just upgrade to 8 GB instead of the standard 4 GB.
If you're worried about memory as in the SSD, just get the 256 GB model (or get the 512 GB upgrade).
Hope that helps!

Aug 11, 2013, 06:33 PM
Haswell Airs blow last years 13" cMBP out of the water. Word documents and powerpoint presentations take up very little storage space. Just buy a cheap external hard-drive if you have lots of music/movies to store.

Aug 11, 2013, 09:59 PM
MBA would be the best option because of its portability. Just add an external HDD if needed.