Keep Macbook Air 13 or keep old MBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HiddenGem, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. HiddenGem macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007

    I'm currently trying out a MBA 13" Ultimate (had it 1 week so far), whilst I decide what to do with my current 2007 MBP 15" (4GB,160GB HD), as the keyboard and trackpad stopped working recently (as 3 previous quickfixes at genius bar have failed after a day, some problem with top board section), it'll cost upto £120 to fix properly and no computer for upto 2 weeks.

    I'm undecided whether to repair the MBP and keep that going until they bring out a 15" Air or keep the MBA, repair and sell the MBP.

    The main reason I'm undecided is that the screen doesn't appear to look as good a my current pre-unibody MBP, although it is sharper, but lacks colour depth and has a washed out feel to it when compared side by side. I have tweaked with calibrations to improve it at the expense of a blue tinge.

    Any advice on which one I should keep and/or the screen differences?

    Why doesn't the Air have a different screen to? if it supposed to be the next generation of Macbook's, why does the screen not appear as good.
  2. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    As many have already mentioned here most are extremely pleased with the MBA screen.

    You must just be used to your 4 year old screen and not liking the adjustment to a new one.

    I'd keep the Air, when they're not side by side within a day or two it will seem the same, actually I think much better.
  3. seb-opp macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2008
    Ive seen several reviews of the MBA, saying its screen is one of the best! Surely the old MBP with a matte screen would look more washed out than a MBA glossy screen? If you're in a dark room, lower the brightness.
  4. HiddenGem thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Old one is still a glossy screen with the glass.

    Which reviews have you been reading?

    Here's a review:
  5. HiddenGem thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Any more advice today?

    Anyone bothered by the washed out screen compared to a 15" MBP?
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Not enough to give up the significantly improved performance that comes from the SSD (the way I use my Mac, anyways).

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