Mac pro vs macbook air

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  1. jpdunford, Oct 3, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

    jpdunford macrumors member

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    Should I buy a Mac Pro or a MacBook Air

    I am looking at...

    Two 2.40GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processors (12 cores)
    64GB (8x8GB)
    2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    Two ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    One 18x SuperDrive

    OR

    1.8GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz
    4GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    128GB Flash Storage

    I will just be using it for emails and web browsing and the occasional YouTube video.

    The extra RAM on the Mac Pro looks good but is 4GB enough for my uses?

    Thanks.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    Definitely not a Mac Pro, way too much for what you do with it, it also consumes a lot more power.

    Why not a MacBookPro for instance if you wanna burn some cash, but even that is overkill.
     
  3. stringent macrumors 6502

    stringent

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    If thats ALL you are doing, save yourself a lot of money and get an iPad ...
     

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