Why is this guy getting downvoted?Depends.
For 2011 models, the MBP 13" didnt hold any significant advantage over the MBA, thus I went for the MBA 13" because it's lighter.
In 2012, if MBP 13" loses the DVD drive (which I never use) and thus gains some room to pack in enough muscle to differentiate itself from the MBA 13", then I will go for MBP 13".
Many displays have a lot of internal hardware used for internal processing and things like portrait mode at a display level (as in display rotates the image data). Overall what you're suggesting would require additional programming, and we are unlikely to see something like this in the near future.No question about "want".
MBP seems so heavy and clunky in comparison.
Current MBA is almost powerful enough for what I want - so good chance this impending upgrade will be enough to get me pulling the trigger.
If Apple would release a TB display with a proper GPU built in, that would seal the deal for sure.
The 6 and 12 core are still definitely faster. On well threaded cpu intensive software they lead by a fair margin. The Sandy Bridge E design doesn't seem to have much on the older one at comparable clock speeds. It's somewhat faster, but not enough to eclipse the two extra cores if they're put to use. You're also thinking specifically of the top imac, so it's an issue of top imac to bottom mac pro. Apple could have bumped the cpu models up a little with component pricing drops, but they never do this.Well, I believe currently the iMac is faster than the Mac Pro. But, the OP was questioning between the two: MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air. In my case, I need portability, so I opt for the Macbook Pro.