|Dec 22, 2012, 07:56 PM||#1|
Macbook Air 13 vs Macbook Pro Retina 13
I'm deciding on whether to get either a Macbook Air 13" or a Macbook Pro Retina 13".
If I get the 13" Air the specs would be i5, 8GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD which comes to $1,650 after tax.
However, I would be able to get the Macbook Retina for $1,600 and it comes with the same exact specs, except that it comes to 128 GB SSD.
I'm a college student who would take this laptop to class everyday, and the main application I use is Adobe Photoshop.
I already ordered the Air 13", but i'm regretting my decision since I feel like buying a Macbook Pro Retina and 64 GB SD (or something like that) would be a better option since it's actually a cheaper option and I get the Retina screen.
|Dec 22, 2012, 08:17 PM||#2|
The screen on the rMBP is *WAY* better than the screen on the MBA. If you don't need the extra space, I would go with the Retina for sure. If you do need the space, but don't need to travel with some of the data, consider using an external HDD with the Retina. In any case, if I were you, I would choose the Retina hands down.
|Dec 23, 2012, 02:32 AM||#4|
You did good on the MBA 13. Stay with that.
13" MacBook Air (Mid 2013) + Dual 27" Thunderbolt Display
15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2012) + 24" LED Cinema Display
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|Dec 23, 2012, 07:57 AM||#5|
I am basically trying to decide the same thing. I read reviews that say the mbp retina is sluggish. Is that true?
iPad 3G 32GB
iMac C2D 24"
iPhone 3GS 32GB Black
iPod Nano 8GB Blue
|Dec 23, 2012, 09:01 AM||#6|
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.
|Dec 24, 2012, 12:17 PM||#8|
I highly recommend the 13" retina. I'd go to the store and put the rmbp and mba next to each other and see if the retina screen makes a big difference to your eyes. It does to mine, but others dont care. Also, the black screen border is definitely prettier than the silver, but the mba is noticeably lighter. Not that the rmbp is heavy by any means.
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