Help!!! Should i upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yuedatte, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. yuedatte macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    I would want some advice on whether I should make an upgrade or not.
    I currently have a late 2011 macbook pro 13" 2.4 i5 HD3000 4 in ram (can and would upgrade) 320 HDD in the optical drive bay and a 128 gb OCZ SSD where I keep my OS and my apps. Running quite smooth with benchmarks of 6500 ish.

    Considered getting an 11" MBA for on the go beginning to do some more work on the go on planes and such. And But with the new upgrades realized it would have better specs than my current so now considering changing my current mac for a 13" MBA i5 with 8 in RAM.

    Is it worth it? Would it make sense? or am i just greedy???:rolleyes:
    Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. Neeyul macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2013
    Depends on how much you could sell your old one for and how much the upgrade difference would be on your budget, I suppose.

    For me, I was able to sell my early 2011 MBP i5/8gb/320gb and get a new 13/i5/8gb/128gb Air for about $350. I thought it was worth it, obviously. ;p
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Oh hell, an Air will be day&night vs a Pro (not retina) for on the road. Once owned an Air, u would be wondering how u ever carried anything heavier/bulkier.

    The only thing is, 256GB on the Air is do-able. 512GB is expensive and NOT a good buy, but you decide.

    So you don't need a higher resolution screen? People holding want, waiting, for a higher res screen.

    Other than that, if u got the dough, go for it.

    I personally will wait a little, am in the school of not buying anything new until the bleeding edge people have their turn at working out any bugs, but IT'S YOU MONEY.
  4. yuedatte thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    I think I'm gonna go with the 128GB and spend the money on the ram. Truth is that my current SSD has a lot of space and thanks to spotify I no longer need all my music all the time. Pictures and movies I never really carry around anyway.

    Would love to get the retina but it's really expensive and I'm a medical student, who does SOME photo editing, and have used iMovie once so... think it would be a total overkill. I do some programming, but mostly for my research so I think the air should be more than enough.;)
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Yes. Sell your old MBP while you can get decent coin for it. It will be a nice upgrade in both speed and weight reduction. Don't pour more money in the old machine you'll never get it back when you go to sell it.

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