Air vs Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Tumej, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Tumej macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    i want pro 13" with SSD , but it costs 200€ to upgrade. Air 13" has it already..
    if i choose Air im upgrading RAM from 4 to 8 gb with 100€, im not so sure about the SSD upgrading on Pro myself. Does it make big difference on SSD and hard drive. Is it easy to upgrade Pro to SSD myself ? Atleast it would be much cheaper than Apple doing it.
    so what should i do:

    1. Buy MacBook Pro 13" and upgrade it to SSD( Me doing it ) and
    8 gb RAM ( Apple doing it)

    2. Buy MacBook Air 13" and upgrade RAM from 4 to 8gb ( Appe doing it)
    or is there something else you think i should do?

    sorry for my English, but i hope you get the point:eek:
  2. PeterJP macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2012
    Leuven, Belgium
  3. Tumej thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    i might buy 27" HDMI monitor, and use my macbook with it. I think Pro would be better if i can upgrade it easily. thanks!
  4. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    The new 2012 MBP 13" is simply lame. By far, the worst machine out of the entire Apple laptop range. I cannot understand why Apple has let it fall so far behind.

    In my opinion, the new 2012 MBA now that it can sport 8gb RAM is a far better laptop.
  5. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Agreed! SSD standard, supports up to 8GB of RAM, has an HD FaceTime camera now, and most importantly (for me at least), a higher resolution (1440x900 vs 1280x800). And since you can get TB-to-Ethernet and TB-to-HDMI adapters (and USB 3.0 DVD drives) if need be, it's essentially limitless.
  6. OTAU macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    Melbourne, AU
    I can't help but agree. I was really hoping for a 13" iteration of the retina MacBook. But I can't really see all that much of an advantage for the 13 MBP over the MBA at this stage. Opted for the lighter laptop as I'll be lugging it around a lot :)
  7. Tumej thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2012
    so it seems like the MBA is what im looking for. I heard that you cannot upgrade RAM, only Apple can do it, and when you are buying it. Do you guys think 8 gb of RAM is worth of 100€ ?
  8. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    Depends on what programs you run. Right now 4 GB is enough (for me), but if you want to future proof the MBA, go for 8 GB.
  9. rygamble macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2012
    Future OS X's are only going to get more resource heavy. It's only $100 on top of a $1000+ machine. Just do it.

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