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Old Aug 7, 2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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2013 MBA or 2012 cMBP?

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

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Old Aug 7, 2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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The Air should be able to handle all that with no problem at all
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Old Aug 7, 2013, 12:53 PM   #3
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+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.
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Old Aug 7, 2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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An iPad is overkill for that. An Air is great.
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 04:57 PM   #5
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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!
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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MBA would be the best option because of its portability. Just add an external HDD if needed.
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