Macbook Air or MBP 2018?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xxvoodooxx, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. xxvoodooxx macrumors newbie

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    Hello I will be using it for my university degree in Information Technology some of the courses are Application Programming , Web Programming and mostly Systems Development courses and would also like to code Ios apps as a hobby.Will 256GB be enough since i am only going to use it for my university classes and gaming will be on my desktop.


    1)Macbook Air 2018
    -16GB Ram
    -512GB SSD ($2551 SGD)

    2)Macbook Pro 13 Inch
    -16GB Ram
    -256GB SSD ($2690) + External 256GB SSD SanDisk Ultra Fit
     

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  2. snortpig macrumors regular

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    I saw this post earlier today that shows some of the CPU differences, if that helps

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18346602

    2017 Macbook - 1.2Ghz dual, 3.0Ghz T - $1499 GBS:3740 GBM:6835
    2018 Macbook Air* - 1.6Ghz dual, 3.6Ghz T - $1599 GBS:4189 GBM:7896
    2017 Macbook Pro 13 (non-TB) - 2.3Ghz dual, 3.6Ghz T - $1699 GBS:4333 GBM:9440
    2018 Macbook Pro 13 (TB-quad) - 2.3Ghz quad, 3.6Ghz T - $1999 GBS:4643 GBM:16540
     
  3. tobolicm macrumors newbie

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    I have the same dilemma. MBP and Air are essentially the same price with 16GB of RAM and over 1TB HD(1TB on MBP and 1.5TB on AIR). What should I get?/???? I like the portability of AIR, but I don't really travel that much. 50% of the time or more it will be plugged into a monitor.
     

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