How many of you would sell your 2010 MacBook Air if new 13 MBP comes out

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ccsicecoke, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    Just saw some rumors about MBP update in the first week of March

    If the new MBP gets SB, discrete graphic card and 13 inch 1440*900 display, also with no optical drive, would you sell your shiny MBA and buy the new MBP?

    Just curious.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    Nope. I sold a late 08 MBP to buy my 11" MBA, and I will be buying a new 2011 MBP on top of the that. The MBA is for insane portability and lightweight computing, while the MBP would be for power. Two different purposes.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    im thinking about it....
    depends what comes out.

    ssd, 1440x900, no optical, + cosmetic changes...

    I'm copping.
  4. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    It wouldn't make me sell what I already have, though if I didn't already have a MacBook Air, and a well-equipped Pro came out it would certainly attract my attention.

    I think what would be more likely to make me want to sell my 13" Rev D is an 11" Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge version of the Air that offers similar or better performance.
  5. macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    Depends on price/features. For the most part my C2D handles anything I personally do so it wouldn't be a upgrade that I "needed", but everything is replaceable if the price is right.
  6. macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010

    13 MBP will get i3, but what kind of GPU will it have? Yea... intel graphic card.

    I will stay with my core 2 DUO and Nvidia. The upgrade will not be significant enough.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
  8. macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    That would make it a MacBook Air so i don't see your point.

  9. macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    i wouldn't sell my 11". it's so portable. actually i always have macbook pro and macbook air as a companion.

    but i wish the next MBP will include blade SSD and exclude the cd drive, so the design will be much thinner like the new macbook air. :D
  10. macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    Whatever they come with: i cant be this beautiful!
    I mean if they scrap the CD drive and make is a lot lighter its just exactly like the Air!
  11. macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Same. Sold my 09' MBP for the 11" MBA and just totally love this machine. I won't be parting with my MBA anytime soon. And agreed on different purposes for each machine.

    LOL, aside from SB, yea pretty much spot on.
  12. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005

    Different segment of users completely. Those that need big storage and a CD drive, go for the macbook & macbook pro. Those that want streamlined experience for ultra-portabilty go macbook air.

    I do not envision 'radical' changes to the MBP line, just a few cosmetic tweaks possibly.

    The MBA lineup is a great success now for Apple, compared to the previous incarnation. I do not see them pissing that success away by releasing new machines which gobble up the mba's market.
  13. macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    I agree with this poster.

    I find these discussions rather useless, I'm sorry.

    The MBA is designed for a different segment. It's not designed for a power user, per se. I have a Mac Pro at home as my desktop. All my power needs get done through that. The MBA is perfect for travel and when I am in school.

    There's no need for me trade in my MBA for a new MBP even if they put a SSD in it and scrap the superdrive.
  14. macrumors newbie


    Jan 3, 2004
    Moorhead, MN
    Heck no! Luv my MBA Ultimate - IMHO..nothing compares..portability, sleekness, quality...cant beat it. :D
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2008
    Well said.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Certainly not.
  17. macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2010
    I certainly won't be selling my MBA to buy the new MBP. I made the decision to buy the Air as it suited my needs perfectly at the time and I don't see that changing in the next couple of months.
  18. macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Well, they could gut the optical drive and use a dedicated graphic chip and increase the battery size.

    • Sandy Bridge
    • Dedicated graphic chip
    • Solid State Disk
    • Bigger battery
    • 1440 x 900 resolution (13")
    • Same form factor as the previous MacBook Pro
  19. macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Note the tagline on the new MBA intro:
    "The next generation of MacBooks".

    The MBP is going to lose the optical drive eventually. It will get thinner and lighter. And the 13" MBP and the 13" MBA will morph into one as the weight difference diminishes.

    Not sure that will happen in 2 weeks, but it almost certainly WILL happen.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2009
    Colorado, USA
    I'm not likely to sell my new Air right away but will consider a MBP next year if it's more like the Air, with a less reflective screen, lighter weight, etc. What I'd really like to see is a reduction in the width of the screen bezel, which seems like such a waste of space on all MacBooks. That improvement might make me sell right away.
  21. macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    They would have to bring the performance and features of the 13" MBP on-par with the 15" and 17" MBP's before I could even consider this question.
  22. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    If it ends up being half a pound heavier with an awesome processor upgrade, totally new look (black, like the supposed intel ad leak), and blade SSD, I would laugh my head off.

    And buy one.
  23. macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    You guys giving apple too much credit. Apple is very sneaky and they go cheap all the times to make users open their wallets more.

    1. 13 MBP will get 1440X900 resolution yes, but I wouldn't be surprised if apple ask for more money for it and keep the resolution at 1280X800. This happened before with 15 MBP. Apple kept the resolution at 1440X900 and asked for more money on higher resolution.

    2. SSD will be standard on MBP, eventually. But, apple will throw in 64G SSD tops. U ain't going to see 128GB SSD or 256GB SSD as standard. No way. They are not cheap.

    3. Taking out optical drive? Maybe, but I doubt it will happen with this update. If you take out optical drive, then it defeats the purpose of being MBP. It becomes MBA.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    I wouldn't. I like weight, thinness and superior graphics card of the MBA.
  25. macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    I sold my 15" MBP and got the 13" MBA and am so far loving the MBA. I wouldn't be too anxious to give it up, but I'll wait and see what the specs are on the new MBP when they're announced. I do like the MBA's smaller size, better display (higher pixel density), lack of an optical drive and SSD/Flash memory so if the new MBP can't top that - no need for me to switch back.

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