should I buy macbook pro (non Retina) or macbook air?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tbluhp, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Storage is a must for me my old macbook pro (June 2012) 9.2 has issues and so now it time for a new macbook but what to get? I need at least 1TB of HD my macbook pro had two hard drives (I replaced the optical drive).
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    If storage is a must, I would go with the MacBook Pro and upgrade the hard drive after purchase. You can do better than the prices Apple charges for HD upgrades.

    If you can find a way to live off of external storage, then a MacBook Air would work great depending on your needs. That is the question only you can answer:

    External storage or internal storage?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but how do you instal bootcamp on the air? Along with windows app's?
     
  4. macrumors G5

    gnasher729

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    If you need 1TB, the MacBook Pro (classic) is it. Buy the cheapest, replace the drive with a 1.5TB 9.5 mm drive, throw out the optical drive and replace it either with a small SSD drive to create your own Fusion drive, or another big hard drive.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah but my main concern is the air has intel 5000 and I already have owned the macbook pro 9.2 model
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean? Same way you install on the pro.
     

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