Bought 15" MBP, but returning for MBA Ultimate

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by xxplosive1984, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. xxplosive1984 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I purchased my 2.0 quad 15" last night and while this machine is a BEAST, it is just too big and heavy for me. Originally, I was going to go MBA, but having the "latest and greatest" mentality, I decided against it. I'm gonna ride with the C2D lol! Honestly, I can do without HD FaceTime, Thunderbolt and Backlit Keys (which are VERY nice). The MBA can handle all of my computer needs with ease! So in a few hours, I'll be in the club! Can't wait!


    EDIT: With the education discount it says $50 off, but when I max out the configuration it ends up at $1729 online (it shows $1799 at the Apple Store). Will they honor this price at the Apple Store?
     
  2. theyanman macrumors newbie

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    Yes, they will as long as you can show that you are a student (with either a student ID or logging into your school email account).

    Congrats on the decision. I am in a very similar situation too where the MBA would be the right choice, but again Apple has made it difficult for me to choose.
     
  3. drbf macrumors member

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    Great choice, the MBA is a great machine. This is my first Mac and I am very impressed!!!!
     
  4. xxplosive1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm typing from my Air right now! I absolutely love it so far! It's fast, thin and has enough horsepower for me too! I'm most excited about the 256GB of Flash Memory and this gorgeous screen. +1 for the MBA Ultimate!
     
  5. HiddenGem macrumors member

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    What do you like about the screen compared to the 15"? How is it better?
     
  6. xxplosive1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It has the same resolution as the MBP 15", but there's more pixels per inch on the MBA. Colors look very crisp on the screen. It's almost retina-like in my opinion (it could be that I'm just happy as hell too lol).
     
  7. HiddenGem macrumors member

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    Colours do*look washed out next to a MBP 15".
     
  8. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's the consensus and the measured result as well. The MBA has better contrast/deeper blacks and the MBP screens have better colour gamut and accuracy.
     
  9. HiddenGem macrumors member

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    Has anyone managed to change the colour scheme to possibly match or come close to the MBP 15" 2010/11 colour gamut?
     
  10. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Also, the MBP's have a wider viewing angle - that said, I have both. I enjoy watching movies more on the MBP but the Air's resolution is stunning.
     
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