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

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    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 604

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    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

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    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.
     
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  5. lightweight thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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