|Nov 21, 2012, 08:59 PM||#1|
is the 13" MBA the new sweet spot for Mac Laptops
Been thinking of adding a MBA to go along with my awesome Sandybridge 17" MBP.
I really don't like the iPad I picked up recently. It kinda sucks for anything other than movies and web browsing and even there I'd prefer a laptop (for web browsing)
That led me to look at the 13" MBP and the 13" MBA.
I have to say the 13" MBA seems to be a price performance leader here.
While the MBPs have higher clocked dual core chips this speed bump doesn't seem like a significant performance difference
The MBA offers better resolution than the cMBp 13", in a much smaller lighter more portable package
While the rMBP provides superior resolution to the air and a light and thin form factor, it still doesn't best the air in portability and it's high resolution display will likely come at a penalty in ultimate graphic performance. Not to mention it cost several hundred more than the MBA
Just my thoughts here.
|Nov 21, 2012, 09:11 PM||#2|
Agreed. The MBA will eventually replace what used to be the 13" MBP spot as the most popular "go to" laptop for consumers. It's lighter, has a better screen resolution and comes with an SSD. The SSD compensates for the lower processor speed and actually makes the Air way faster than the base MBP.
Definitely the sweet spot mac.
The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's too late to stop reading it.
|Nov 21, 2012, 09:22 PM||#3|
13" MacBook Late 2009 256GB Samsung 840 SSD
15" Macbook Pro With Retina Display 2.3 GHz 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD
iPhone 5S 32gb Space Gray.
|Nov 21, 2012, 10:17 PM||#5|
For most people, yup.
MBP (early 2011) - Core i7 2720 2.2ghz, Hires Glossy, 16GB, Seagate Momentus XT 750GB
Mac Mini (mid 2007) - Core2 Duo 1.8, 2gb, 320gb 7200 rpm
iPhone 4S, iPad 4, iPad Mini, HTC One (eval)
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|4K Pixel Density Sweet Spot||Jim-H||Mac Peripherals||3||Nov 12, 2014 02:37 AM|
|Base 4-core sweet spot for Photoshop/Lightoom and light gaming?||wildmac||Mac Pro||66||Jan 4, 2014 05:59 PM|
|Sell 2010 MBP 15" for 2011 MBA 13" or 2012 MBA 11" Opinions??||eddiexhart||MacBook Air||8||Sep 23, 2012 11:51 AM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.