Just ordered a 11" base MBA, how much will I miss my 2011 13 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by feeth, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. feeth macrumors 6502

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    Had a 2010 MBP 13 base. Gave that to nephew and just bought the 2011 MBP base a few weeks ago from macmall on ebay. $1080 after some cash back and ebay bucks.

    Now I got a nice deal for a base 11" MBA via ebay and some cash back offers from macmall. $791.

    cons of MBA:
    No lit KB
    No SD slot.

    I always carry a 500gb portable with me so HD space is not a concern.

    I dont do any video processing with my MBP, thats what the iMac is for.

    Anyone who has owned both, can you please comment.

    TIA!
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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    the MBA is a turtle in comparison.
    oh and why not stick that external drive in your MBP instead of the optical drive? then you don't need to carry that around.
     
  3. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    You want random people on the internet to post how much you will miss your MBP? :rolleyes:

    Um. You will miss your old screen size!
     
  4. josh2007 macrumors member

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    As for me I'm all about Firewire. If I didn't need it I'd be there right with you on the minibook
     
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Should have went with the ultimate 11" or at least the 13inch MBA...way to down grade...I mean I love the MacBook Air and if I hadn't gotten my MBP as a gift I would have gotten the 13inch 128GB.
     
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    It depends on what you do when on the road. I have an iPad but it just doesn't do everything my job requires. I have a MBP 15 but that's heavy on the road. The 11" Air and iPad combo are perfect for general office work. Add in dropbox to handle remote access to data everywhere and it's nearly a perfect solution, especially if work is office docs, email and Internet.

    Cheers,
     
  7. feeth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone!

    As far as the downgrade, its almost $300 less then the 13 MBP so I dont expect it to do the same.
     
  8. tdream macrumors 65816

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    The base 2011 13 inch is faster than the top end 2010 15 inch so do the math.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I love the 11" MacBook Air; I wouldn't miss the 13" MacBook.
     
  10. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    +1
     

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