I don't get it... Should I buy Macbook Air or Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dvir971, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. dvir971 macrumors regular

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    So iv'e been looking on these two computers:

    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/...rocessor-with-turbo-boost-up-to-3.6ghz-256gb#

    https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/...rocessor-with-turbo-boost-up-to-3.9ghz-256gb#

    And literally the only difference I see (besides the Touchbar which is cool but not 100 percent necessary) is that the pro has quad core processor and the Air has dual core. But the difference in the preice is 200 dollars before taxes.

    Considering I need it mainly for programming, is the difference worth it? Should I put the extra money (which im not swimming in lol) for the quad core pro or the Air is still good and I won't really be able to tell the difference?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Never mind macrumors 6502

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    400 nits for the Air and 500 nit screen for the Pro as well.
     
  3. dvir971 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Seconded.
     
  6. Herrpod macrumors member

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    Better screen and speakers also on the Pro. It also has much better performance.
     
  7. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502a

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    The Pro is going to be better in all respects, but slightly heavier. 2.75 lbs versus 3.02 lbs. Unless you want/need a lighter machine, the Pro is the way to go.
     
  8. rosegoldoli macrumors regular

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    if your programming the $200 is worth it (as a MBA user)
     
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  10. ruslan120 macrumors regular

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    “Air” is deprecated at this point IMO. It was a big selling point when laptops were massive but now they’ve all come down in size.

    Apple should just nix the Air and make the Pro the standard Macbook. And the new upcoming 16 inch Macbook Pro should be the Pro model. Just my $0.02.
     
  11. dvir971 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone!
    Probably go for the Pro. It's a years long dream of mine anyway haha
     
  12. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    I always tell people to go for the Pro model over the Air if they can afford it. The difference in size and weight is almost negligible at this point and in my opinion you are getting way more bang with the Pro models. Again just my opinion but I think the Pro models are worth getting over the Airs if you can afford it.
     
  13. triangletechie macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2018 MBP and love it. Before buying it, I gave the 2018 Air a shot and it is so under powered and sluggish for the price. Any task I did, even basic stuff, the colorwheel would pop up. Go Pro.
     
  14. supertiffany macrumors member

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    they are about the same weight no difference if you hold them in person unlike with the 12 inch macbook


    difference with the new air and pro is negligible.


    the only logical way to get macbook air 2019 is if you have a college student discount


    get it at USD 999 and you get a free Beats headphone
     
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  16. MadManDan macrumors member

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    I received my 2019 MBP yesterday and I love it! So go pro!
     
  17. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    which one did u get?
     
  18. MadManDan macrumors member

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    The Pro! In space gray. It's great!
     
  19. ruslan120 macrumors regular

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    Happy for you.
    And mildly jealous.
     
  20. ScreenSavers macrumors 6502

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  21. kp98077 macrumors 6502a

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    Base ? Any issues w speed etc ?
     
  22. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I saw these today. I found it lame that the low end “pros” only had 2 ports.
     
  23. MadManDan macrumors member

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    Yes, the base model. No speed issues. It's faster than my Early 2015 Retina MBP. And it has long battery life and the keyboard feels great too. The article on the front page of macrumors states that Apple expanded the battery and improved the keyboard.

    Thanks! I finally needed a new one after 4 years.
     
  24. ruslan120 macrumors regular

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    I’ve made a video on the topic-



    tl;dr
    the 2013 15” is around half the price and performs almost as well
     
  25. pcd213 macrumors member

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    For $200, I think the processor speed and brightness are worth it. I do think you lose a bit with the touch bar but you may enjoy it more than I have.
     

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