Sell 11" and iPad for 13"?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I'm pondering a decision over christmas the next few weeks to possibly sell my 11" MBA and iPad 2 and go for a 13" MBA instead. Just a bit of feedback from anyone who has done this, or something similar would be great. While I don't use my iPad 2 really that much, I feel like if I sold it id start missing it, even though I don't use it and I use my MBA 90% of the time.

    The real question is, is the 13" MacBook Air worth me going through the hassle of selling , just to get 2" of screen and a slightly faster processor or should I just stick to what I have.

    The MacBook Air I have now, really fits my needs and I love it to bits except for the fact I bought the one with 64gb SSD and am missing a little space, even with a Hard Drive, its still nice to have more space(128gb) would be adequate for me.

    All in all is it worth the effort or should I invest in a portable flash drive and store my music there?
     
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    I wouldn't
     
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    Only way you should ever consider this is iff you can get a good sale on your 11 if you have to loose your ipad and take a big hit on your MBA then dont do it
     
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    Well I'm assuming that id get 800 back on my Air at least and 380 or so for my iPad which would give me the price of a 13"
     
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    What are your reasone for wanting a 13
     
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    If i was you id pick up a network drive get your itunes, photos an media on it save u a fortune and youll still have ur ipad
     
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    Sounds like you just want a bigger HD. Either buy a bigger SSD and install it yourself or buy an external HD.
     
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    i'm doing a similar thing - going to sell my 11" MBA and buy the 13" 256GB MBA and an iPad 2.
    I feel that the screen size difference of the two is big enough to justify. Having played with both the 11 and 13, there is a noticeable difference in screen size, plus the trackpad on the 13 inch is a lot bigger.
     
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    Mostly reason to upgrade would be storage space, I haven't really got a problem with anything else, thought if i was going to upgrade id be better going with 13" if its my only device. Was looking at some sort of network USB drive, found possibly a very cheap solution to my problem.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Network-USB-Hub-Ethernet/dp/B000WJP8FQ/ref=lh_ni_t

    connect my existing 1tb drive to the network so I can access it while I'm at home(only time I need media).
     
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    How much do you use your 15" MBP in comparison to your Air?
     
  11. Gadger Snr, Nov 13, 2011
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    Just my opinion to what I've learned

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  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't - I sold my iPad 2 for $490 and got an 11" Base 2010 Air for $600 - the difference is night and day - I like the Air much more and it's more capable for every day use. If I take my iPad out with me I don't feel like I can get anything done - only to play with it. If I need serious email I'd lug along the bluetooth keyboard which then makes the iPad even heavier.
     
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    I have an iPad and a 13" MBA and I use them both for very different purposes. There are some things that the MBA is great for and some things that the iPad is great for. For example I love browsing the web and reading books on the iPad. I can't imagine doing that with my MBA.

    I see these devices as complimentary.
     
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    Kadman

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    I wouldn't, but everyone has their own set of needs. To me there's more to be gained by having two distinct modes of computing (tablet vs laptop) than having a somewhat more capable version of one of those modes. Lot's of answers to the storage issue if that's your big concern.
     
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    It doesn't sound worth it to me. I'd be more inclined to spend some cash on a flash drive/external hard drive, etc.
     

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