I need some convincing to buy a MBA!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ZiggyZidel, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. ZiggyZidel macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I have a white macbook from 2008, I was going to wait for the redesigned MBP to upgrade.. but im now itching to buy a 13'' MBA. I just need some convincing so I dont regret my purchase once the new pretty MBP's come out. Thank you!
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I say if you want a MBP, then you should just wait.
  3. billy12 macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2008
    If you need convincing, you probably should wait.
  4. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    If I can ask, wanna sell your Macbook? PM me details.
  5. ritmomundo macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    So if you're not happy with your purchase after the MBPs come out, you can blame someone else for convincing you to buy the MBA? They're both really good products, so it all depends on your usage. Why don't you buy what you want to buy, and don't rely on others' opinions. After all, you're going to be using it, not me.
  6. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I have both the 2010 MBP 13" and the 2011 MBA 13".

    You can't go wrong with either the MBP or the MBA. It all depends on what you will be doing, i.e if you are doing lots of travelling, there is no better than the lightweight MBA IMHO.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    No offense dude, but why would we give a **** what computer you own?
  8. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    Buy it and when the MBP comes out sell the MBA if you dont like it.
  9. ghett0tech macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2011
    i don't understand those threads. why do you need other people opinions for a purchase that YOU make?
  10. stark4 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    That's what I was gonna say... Ok OP u got your answer
  11. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    ok, you are getting a lot of stick here so I'll try not to state to obvious (clearly people use forums for different reasons guys. Cut the guy some slack)! I have both a MBP (2007) and a MBA (2011). I travel a lot so the MBA is a God send and does not let me down on processor speed and bandwidth. I have to deal with some pretty chunky excel spreadsheets with some legacy visual basic stuff embedded. Never had a problem. The machine is lightning fast. And because of full screen aspect of Lion, you won't regret not having a bigger display. However, I still like using my MBP (a bit like a well worn pair of slippers that you love). And if I am perfectly honest, on gaming the picture quality is still a little better on the MBP. Hope this helps
  12. phamduc.minhanh, Sep 22, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011

    phamduc.minhanh macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2011
    Singapore, Singapore

    Could you please provide some information as to what your purposes of owning a laptop are. After that, we can help you decide whether a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro is more suitable for you.


    Pham Duc Minh Anh
  13. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Seems like you just want something new. I would wait. It is already past the mid-cycle mark for the MacBook Pro so you only have to wait a few more months.

    In the end the MacBook Air will do everything your current MacBook can do so you might regret it after dropping a thousand dollars when your heart is set on the Pro.
  14. MilkMan4 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    i say just have some patience if you're fine with your mac now, why rush yourself when you may regret it later?

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