Macbook Air, Pro or wait for college?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mospeada02, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. mospeada02 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2008
    I am entering my second year of college and I thinking about getting either a Macbook Air or Pro, but I am not sure which one to get. My main uses for the MacBook would be taking notes for lectures, carrying it around campus, and some light gaming. Currently I have a Black Macbook 2.4 Ghz. Should I wait for one more year, get a Macbook air or pro?
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Well I think you should wait until next year as Intel is releasing new processor chips. I suggest getting a Macbook Pro. Stick with your Blackbook if you can.
  3. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yeah, I think the black macbook should hold you another year or two until the new Intel mobile processors kick in.

    And I suggest the 13" MBP as well :) If the MacBook is going to be your main computer in campus, then MacBook Air has a lot of shortcomings.
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    This means to never buy a new computer ever again. New chips are released EVERY YEAR, always more than once.

    OP, don't buy until college, but if you NEED a computer, don't wait at all.
  5. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    It sounds like your Blackbook fits all of your needs perfectly, and buying a new laptop wouldn't really provide you with any additional functionality. The only thing I could see is if you bout a MBP with discrete graphics, but you said that you only do some light gaming, so your laptop should suit you well for a few more years.
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I don't think you need a new machine in a year, the Blackbook is still a fine computer for those tasks.

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