Air Vs Pro resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hazawaza, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. hazawaza macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2012
    In know this topic is now like beating a dead horse but here it goes anyway.

    I am looking to buy either the 13 inch cmbp or 13 inch air (both baseline models) and noticed the air has a better resolution. In real life usage would that difference be noticeable? how much more real estate do you actually get? or is the difference very minuscule.
  2. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    The difference isn't huge, but it's definitely very noticeable. I've owned both and I definitely would prefer to get real work done on the Air because of the extra space.

    It's interesting, because before the rMBP's, the screen resolution in the Air alone drove a lot of people to pick the Air over the Pro. Always seemed like the Pro definitely should have a higher resolution, but who knows why Apple does the things it does sometimes.
  3. MacKid macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2003
    The easiest way to resolve it once and for all will be to go to an Apple store and lay your own eyes on the two. =)
  4. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Air for sure...

    Anytime I use the 13cmbp it feels extremely dated and crammed.

    13MBA/15R owner.
  5. hazawaza thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2012
  6. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    I'm _very picky.

    I use mine for work & personal.

    I have:
    1) 13" 2012 MBA

    2) 15" MBPr & MBPc (among others)

    The difference between these two is not as dramatic as most the claims here. Sure the retina is obviously the best, yet the MBA's display is the best in its class.

    Buy what you need, not what's in fashion.

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