MacBook Air or Pro for my needs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by alexhardaker, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. alexhardaker, Nov 7, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017

    alexhardaker macrumors 6502

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    Hello!

    Recently, a friend decided to get a new laptop. They finally chose to make the switch to a Mac. However, we cannot decide whether they should go for the Air or the Pro for their needs. They will be mainly using it for:

    • At home for work a couple of days a week (at most) to connect to their work using Microsoft Remote Desktop
    • Browsing the web
    • Listening to spotify
    • Watching netflix on it
    • Storing some photos on it
    • Occasionally writing a word document
    Our main concern is that the Air won't be able to handle the remote desktop software very well (with or without running the other apps listed above at the same time). Would they be wasting money getting a Pro to do the stuff they wanna do?

    Thanks in advance!




     
  2. 556fmjoe macrumors 68000

    556fmjoe

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    An Air will be fine; it's easily fast enough, cheaper, and will have a better keyboard.
     
  3. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! Have you experienced using Remote Desktop software on an Air?
     
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 68000

    556fmjoe

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    No but I have used it on much slower computers and it has worked well. The internet connection is more of a problem in my experience.
     
  5. alexhardaker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great help, thanks!
     

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