help deciding...

piper166

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Mar 22, 2012
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Hi all,

I'm new here. I know the basic differences between the Air and Pro but I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on which to buy. I keep getting different recs from different people.

I need a computer that will allow me to edit pictures and videos (for personal use) and efficiently run MS Office for business use. If anyone is familiar with DeltaView/Workshare, I will need to run that as well (I'm a lawyer). Will also need to run citrix or something similar for working remotely.

I prefer the 13" size as I am used to working on my POS Dell Latitude.

I am wondering whether I should (i) get a 13" Air, (ii) get a 13" Pro or (iii) wait for the new Pro to come out.

I should note that I DESPERATELY need a new computer. This Dell is a joke. I think I would be ok waiting a few weeks for the new Pro but I can't really afford to wait months. Plus I'm worried that once it does come out, it will be out of stock and I will have to wait even longer.

Moreover, a friend at Apple can get me a 15% friends and family discount - not sure if he can get it on the new generation.

Thanks in advance!
 

Nov 28, 2010
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The 13" MBP should do fine, as you can upgrade its RAM to more than 4 GB.
If you need more screen real estate you can always get an external monitor, unless you need to use its internal display with its 1280 x 800 pixel and if that is too low for you, then the 15" might be better.
While the 13" MBA has quite a good resolution for its size, it is limited by its 4 GB maximum RAM.
While 4 GB are okay, with Lion 4 GB is the workable minimum for it. And if you decide to upgrade to newer versions of OS X, you might hit a wall very soon.
 

piper166

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 22, 2012
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The 13" MBP should do fine, as you can upgrade its RAM to more than 4 GB.
If you need more screen real estate you can always get an external monitor, unless you need to use its internal display with its 1280 x 800 pixel and if that is too low for you.
Thanks... but should I wait for the new generation or just go with the current model?