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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1
HarryWarden
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13-inch MBA or cMBP?

Trying to decide which of the two to get. The cMBP offers a much bigger but non-SSD HDD. I've never owned a computer with an SSD drive so I'm unsure as to whether it makes much of a difference, especially considering the big difference in available space. The Air also offers the lighter weight but I question whether it will be as durable as the cMBP given just how thin it is.

I would like to get the Air as I currently have a mid-2009 15-inch Pro and getting a 13-inch version seems kind of like a downgrade, especially since the display seems inferior at 1200x800 vs. 1440x900 on current 15-inch and 13' MBA). I just am wondering whether in pursuit of ultra thin portability the Air sacrifices too much in the area of durability as I've read reports of them being more susceptible to even the smallest amount of water frying the logic board though of course, such claims could just be people under exaggerating in order to blame a product as opposed to oneself for an accident.
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