2011 MBP 15" or 2011 MBA 13"?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by baaadboy, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. baaadboy macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2010
    Please help me decide.

    I am basically torn between 15 inch MBP and the new Air.
    13 inch MBP is out of question because of its low resolution.

    It will be my only machine for a while, 2-3 years. I will be coding for iOS, using photoshop , watching movies, and running vm sometimes.

    MBP 15 can handle all of these tasks better than the Air, but the MBP is at the end of its cycle, is it really worth buying it? or should I just stick with the Air.
    I am sure Air can handle all of this too , just not better than MBP

    Please help
  2. codeus macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    I would put MBP at mid cycle, not end, also it has i7 on Sandybridge and thunderbolt already so there is no place to go on those (ie. Intel has no imminent CPU or chipset bump on the way).

    Performance wise, the new Air is extremely impressive, even the i5 is a stunner.

    If it is your main-use machine, maybe Screen size would be the key factor?

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