Is the new 13" Air worth getting?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mmcdougal1, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Mmcdougal1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2013
    I ordered the 13" 256ssd 8ram was persuaded toward this over the retina pro by the apple employees. It's cheaper fast ect. I'm using it for doing some music producing like logic or pro tools whatever I choose to get, also web browsing and what not. Would this be the better choice and will this last me as long as I hope(5-6years)
  2. Suraj R. macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    Yes, definitely. I love it, I used mine for light audio work and it was light years faster than my capable 2008 C2D iMac, it'll be perfect for your needs. Connect to external monitor and you're set.
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    whenever i have a choice between two things, all things being equal (or close enough to it) i always go with the cheaper option. you have 14 days to play with it to see if it's worth it to you...
  4. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    If you don't mind or notice the difference between the retina and MBA display and the slight decrease in performance of the low voltage processor then the answer is yes.

    You are getting a lighter computer with much better battery life.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think pound for pound, the MBA is better then the MBP, though the retina screen is certainly the wild card in this. I think the smaller design, and all day battery are the killer features of the MBA and make it a great buy
  6. kodeman53, Aug 3, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013

    kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    This is not a complicated decision and why people belabor it to the point of asking strangers on the Internet for their opinions is befuddling.

    Why do people buy a laptop versus a desktop? Simple, portability.

    Once someone has decided to buy a laptop, all the other requirements are different for everyone.

    • Weight
    • Battery life
    • Screen size
    • Processing power
    • Budget
    • Storage Space
    • New versus Used

    Each person has to rank what's important to them. Others cannot do this for you.

    1. Your requirements and priorities are unique. No one else on the Internet has the same ones, with the same priorities.
    2. There is no perfect laptop.
    3. Many requirements result in compromising other requirements.
    4. Want a bigger screen? Weight goes up, battery life goes down.
    5. Want longer battery life? Weight goes up or screen size goes down.
  7. Mmcdougal1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2013
    Will it last as long as I hope though? $1600 for something would stand the time frame 5-6 years would be amazing. That's one thing I'm worried about is getting it then over a year or two it craps out or something
  8. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    and worrying helps how?
  9. xnview macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2013
    I'm not sure that laptops are used the same way in 6 years from now. I would rather think of the next 3 years and think of any extra time is a great bonus for a laptop, but that's just me:)

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