13" Macbook Pro or Air

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mushroomzx, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. mushroomzx macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Hello, i'm a student that's going to enter university soon.
    Do you guys think a macbook pro or a macbook air suits me better? I'm looking at the 128GB, 1.8GHz air vs 2.4GHz pro.
    Basically this laptop will be used for school work, watching videos, surfing net and other miscellaneous stuffs. May use photoshop for some photo editing.
    As i'm a complete IT noob, can someone explain what's the difference between pro and air and does the 1.8GHz and 2.4GHz makes a big difference?
    Ohya, i'm not really concerned about the optical drive and the storage and I can always store my stuffs in an external hard drive.
    Any advise will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Either one would be fine. Use your budget to decide.
  3. mushroomzx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    problem is.. after the updates, both costs the same price. :confused:
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    The Pro is probably better, if you like the upgradeability. The Pro has also a much better processor, more ports (Gigabit-Ethernet, FW800, 2 x USB 3.0 and 1 x Thunderbolt), and a "SuperDrive" for your Audio CDs/Video DVDs.

    Btw, i see no 2.4 GHz 13" MBP. Only a 13" MBP with a 2.5 GHz processor (Ivy Bridge).

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