Just bought rMBP - should i keep 13" MBA or get 11" MBA...

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  1. i.love.caffeine macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2006
    I have a macbook pro retina on the way (later this week)

    I currently have a 13" MBA (2010) - should I keep this computer, or swap it out for an 11" MBA. any advice?

    I am just out of school and wouldn't mind a more portable computer as i bring my mba with me everywhere...

  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Well, you have a workhorse: rMBP, so I'd say stick with the MBA you have at least until it starts to show signs of age. Just use the 13" MBA for its portability for now.
  3. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    I was in the same position. Going from the rMBP to the 11" seemed like a real drastic change, took my eyes a while to adjust to the smaller fonts/resolution. The difference wasn't as much with the 13".

    Also, even though I love my rMBP I still use my Air quite a bit and if you're going to spend any hours on the Air you may find the 13" display much better, I did.

    That doesn't take away from the excellent size of the 11", it's a tough call, my determination was I spend more time staring at the Air's display than I do marveling over it's small size so I went for the 13".
  4. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    I would sell them both and go for an ipad3 or nothing at all. I am using the rMBP and right now its the only thing I need. Although I am contemplating a tablet.

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