13" Air or stay with 2009 13" Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AppleTech22, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    I am loving the new specs and the form factor of the MacBook Air and I'm seriously considering getting one. However I am not sure if this would be the best decision coming from the MacBook Pro. I do some video stuff, exporting and converting. Then I would probably buy the superdrive and rip off some DVD's with Handbrake. Web browsing and word(pages) processing would also be something I would do on a daily basis. I am wondering if the 13" air would be worth my money, I would plan on getting the 256GB i5 version.

    Also I need help on how to sell my MacBook Pro. As I was browsing through eBay I saw that most MBP's that are 13" 2.26GHz were going for around 900-1100. Seems like that is a very high price considering the new MBP is only 1199, but what do you think I should price mine at? I have 8GB RAM and a 7200rpm 500GB HDD. Lion is installed and so is the charger.

    Also, should I get the i7 or just go to the store and get the i5, I really don't want to be waiting.:confused:
     
  2. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    I sold my 2010 13" for €800 so approx $850
     
  3. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What are your specs because I am seeing them for much much more
     
  4. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    I had the 2.4ghz core 2 duo 4gb ram, nvidia 320m 250gb HD , surely anyone looking for $1000 dollars for a 1-2 year old model is crazy, unless they have Apple Care included, otherwise they are surely chancing their arm. The new 2011 models are much superior for the most part than the 2010 and 2009 models.
     
  5. fezman macrumors newbie

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    i'm moving from my 13" 2.2Ghz c2d MBP 4GB ram (Mid 2009, purchased early 2010)
    to an MBA i7

    I wish the air had 8GB option :(
    but think with SSD and i7 CPU, the air is going to smash the old MBP.
     
  6. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya that'd be awesome, but the SSD does make up for that. Do you think i5 is going to be good as well or should I shell out on an already limited budget?
     
  7. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    My girlfriend is actually going to be making the switch from the same model as you.

    For general purpose it's much, much faster. Apps open faster, boots up faster, etc, etc.

    In synthetic benchmarks it's much much faster.....

    It weighs almost half as much.

    Battery life is pretty similar.

    Honestly it's a win-win situation unless you game alot.
     
  8. AppleTech22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya, but gaming won't be an issue for me as I mostly use my PS3
     
  9. Wick12 macrumors newbie

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    What did you sell yours on. eBay? I have that same model and really want the new air.
     
  10. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Gaming on an Apple laptop is just never going to be good unless you are in the high-end (max 15" and 17"). Too much power drain and it takes up too much space to put it in 13" or smaller. I don't know why anyone actually expects gaming performance on such a small device.

    Hopefully the Thunderbolt external video card thing happens, it could really make it possible to have a MBA be a full desktop replacement with gaming and everything.
     

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