13" Macbook Air and Mac Mini VS 15" Macbook Pro Retina

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kyle777, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    New York
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    This is my first time on the forum so hopefully I'm presenting this question correctly!

    I'm currently a freshman in college and at the end of the semester I'll be transferring into a broadcasting degree in another college. I've been thinking about buying the 15" Macbook Pro retina but have done some research and have been thinking about buying a Mac Mini and a Macbook Air.

    Specs I'd get...

    Macbook Pro retina 15":
    i7 processor 2.6 ghz
    16 gb RAM
    256 gb SSD storage

    -OR-

    Mac Mini:
    i7 processor 2.6 ghz
    16 gb RAM
    1 TB Fusion Drive

    AND

    Macbook Air 13":
    i7 processor 2.0 ghz
    8 gb RAM
    256 gb SSD storage

    Price isn't too much of an option to me. I will use it for Final cut pro X, Photoshop CS6, Pro Tools 10, Microsoft office, general browsing, and Minecraft map making. Also over the summer I will be traveling a lot, but once school starts I should stay put for the semester.

    I figure if I got the Mac Mini and Macbook Air, that I could use the Mini for editing and the air for general activities and office.

    I have a little while to decide but let me know what would be the better choice or if I should look into something else.

    Thank you guys so much!!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    Location:
    Seoul
    #2
    FCP and Photoshop make me scream "MBP." I don't do multimedia work, but somehow I doubt the Intel chips would be very useful for those two applications.
     

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