2013 MBA or 2012 cMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Constancex, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Constancex, Aug 7, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    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
  2. macrumors 68000


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    The Air should be able to handle all that with no problem at all
  3. macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    +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.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    An iPad is overkill for that. An Air is great.
  5. macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2013
    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!
  6. macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2013
    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.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2012
    MBA would be the best option because of its portability. Just add an external HDD if needed.

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