Macbook Air or Macbook Pro from gumtree??.....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GriiMz, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. GriiMz macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys wanted to know what you guys think...

    Either a:

    Macbook Air 2nd Gen 1.6ghz dual core, 13 inch, 2gb DDR3. It has 2 more years of applecare warranty if it goes wrong which is good. £490

    or

    Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz Dual Core, 13 inch, 6GB DDR3. But it is 2 years old with no applecare. £475

    What would you guys buy?

    The macbook Air has more style and 2 more years of applecare incase it gets a fault. but the Macbook Pro has more brawn but no cover at all. But bear in mind that I have a Massive Gaming PC i7 2600K, 8GB Ram, Crossfire 6950's. And this laptop is only something to be used around and about and for lectures.

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Said it yourself, get the MBA.
     
  3. GriiMz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just worried because it is HDD not SSD Macbook Air.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    There's way too much hype out there about the SSD. If they were that important Apple would install them on everything. ;) Also, it's something easily swapped if you must.
     
  5. RayK macrumors 6502

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    Yes the MBA would be my choice as well. Hope you enjoy it.
     
  6. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Go for the macbook air. The $15 extra for applecare is worth it. It's a less capable computer, but if something goes wrong, I'd rather have applecare to replace the computer than no computer at all. Don't get me wrong though, the macbook air is probably an ideal computer for you, since it's portable, and it has more than enough power to take notes, photoshop things, create powerpoints, etc...
     
  7. matt94gt macrumors member

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    Like he said if its used for lectures, word processing and internet then no worries! Go for the air.
     
  8. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it the "unibody" looking MBA? if so, just be warned, I had one, and they get HOT. Like really hot.
     
  9. GriiMz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a 2009 one, are they not as nice as the newer ones?
     

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