Buying fisrt Macbook: MBP mid-2012 vs. MBA mid-2012 vs. MBA mid-2013

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by g3tup, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. g3tup macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,
    I want to buy first Macbook ever. Because of a budget I'm considering only used ones and want to choose beetwen these models: Macbook Pro 13' mid-2012 (i5 2,5 GHZ), Macbook Air 13' mid-2013 (i5 1,3 GHZ) and Macbook Air 13' mid-2012 (i5 1,8 GHZ). Let's assume that all of them has 8GB of RAM and SSD, which one should be more powerful?

    I think that it should be MBP mid 2012 because of the higher clock rate, but can't find any tests or charts to confirm that. I use my computer to graphic works (2d) and sometimes some movie postproduction.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well to be honest


    Movie post production will always be better on a quadcore, and for the sort of money you are spending on this mac a desktop PC will be far better.

    However if portability is a must then the MBP will be better for longer, specs wise (assuming an SSD is installed it doesn't come with one).

    If you cvan save for another month or 2 and get a refurb rMBP would be my advice, It'll last you a lot longer and the Haswell architecture is very good, thunderbolt 2 and AC wireless a bonus. The retina screen is the thing though, try and get one at all costs they really make a difference on a small screen, especially if you use it all day....

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/F...-24ghz-dual-core-intel-i5-with-retina-display
     
  3. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    more powerful the pro but more reliable for years to come the 2013 macbook air plus it has twice the battery of the other two machines
     

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