Baseline 13inch MBP vs MBA: Screen Resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Eahdawn, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Eahdawn macrumors member

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    What's up fellas,

    I'm looking to buy my first ever Macbook in the next 2 months for college (Computer Science), and am seeing that the resolution on the Air is a winning factor for most people, even with the faster CPU on the Pro. Is the screen that much better that I would notice it coming from an 6 YEAR OLD (Yes, 8) 1280 x 800 15 inch Windows machine? The bump in resolution/SSD would be nice, but is it worth trading out the better CPU? I plan on upgrading whichever MB I get to 8GB RAM also.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Eahdawn thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm also aware that the 13 inch Pro has better colors, deeper blacks and all that than the Air. I love Photos, but wouldn't the higher resolution outweigh the better color range when it comes to photo viewing?

    All replies appreciated.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    If you live near an Apple Store, Best Buy, Microcenter... you can just look at them in person
     
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    That's true, but most of those stores (certainly my local Apple store) have bright overhead fluorescent lights.

    OP, consider that while the CPU is a bit faster in the MBP, the SSD in the Air is many times faster, making the Air considerably faster for most tasks. It's also a lot lighter to carry around campus.

    Whichever model you choose, you'll find the screen considerably better than your old PC by a huge margin.
     

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