Macbook Air 11 fully loaded, or Macbook Air 13

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lightweight, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. lightweight macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2013
    I'm a current student and I'm looking for a new laptop to replace my current Macbook Pro (2012) 13".

    I was originally only looking at Macbook Air 13s but recently I've decided I'd consider the 11" as well.

    Which would be a better choice for me, a fully loaded 11" with 8GB RAM, i7, 256GB SSD or a 13" with an i5, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD?

    I'll be using the laptop for internet browsing (30+ tabs), itunes, Adobe suite (photoshop, illustrator), word processing, reading, email and coding (web development). Is the 11" too small?

    What do you guys recommend?
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Why the hell do you want to replace a 2013 MBP with something like that, e:confused:specially running software like the ones you mention.

    Bold: Yes, too small for what you want to do with it.
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Who put the bee in your bonnet?

    OP, The 11" is a great machine, and if you're getting it fully loaded, there's little to no performance difference with your 13" Pro. I have a base 11", and hooked up to a seperate monitor, it does everything you mention as well as my 15" Retina MacBook Pro.
  4. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  5. lightweight thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2013
    I ended up getting a mid-2012 13" MBA w/ 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. Thanks everyone!

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