Is PowerNap worth getting an 13" Air over an i7 13" Pro?

Eahdawn

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Hey guys, getting a Macbook next Friday for college, and am wondering is PowerNap a prevalent enough feature to determine which model I get? If so, I'm getting the 13" Air w/ 8GB of RAM. If it isn't I plan on getting the 13" Pro i7 w/128GB SSD. Hit me with your opinions! I know I'm being nitpicky, just help. :)
 

imageWIS

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Hey guys, getting a Macbook next Friday for college, and am wondering is PowerNap a prevalent enough feature to determine which model I get? If so, I'm getting the 13" Air w/ 8GB of RAM. If it isn't I plan on getting the 13" Pro i7 w/128GB SSD. Hit me with your opinions! I know I'm being nitpicky, just help. :)
Wrong forum... you should post this in the Air or MBP forum...
 

Blackberryroid

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I'll answer the question anyway. Both are the nearly the same in performance (Heck, even the 11 Inch can be as powerful as the Pro 13).

The Air will be the best in this situation.
 

chrfr

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Powernap isn't a reason by itself, no. The Air has a higher resolution and is noticeably lighter to carry around; if you don't need all the extra ports, optical drive and battery life the 13" Pro offers, get the Air.
Also, if you do get the Pro, don't buy the SSD from Apple. You can get a 128GB for far less than the extra money Apple charges, and you get the benefit of having an extra disk for whatever you might need.