Macbook Air vs. Macbook Pro - non retina

jwalter

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 14, 2013
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Is the macbook air worth $420 more. Please look at these specs and tell me what you think?

MacBook Pro, 13-inch
Item Price: $1,179.00
. Hardware
•2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
•8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM — 2x4GB
•750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
•SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
•Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
•Accessory Kit


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13-inch MacBook Air
Item Price: $1,609.00
Hardware
•1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
•8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
•512GB Flash Storage
•Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
•Accessory Kit
 

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macrumors 68000
Mar 7, 2013
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No. Apple's 512 upgrade is severly overpriced. Go Air with 256 and a 1TB external HDD. What are the prices then?
 

jwalter

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 14, 2013
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knocks off $270 if go with smaller hd. why is the hd so much to upgrade? The price is closer then, with the air being 150 more. What do you think then?
 

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macrumors 68000
Mar 7, 2013
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I would go for the Air. External HDDs are only around $50 plus it has an SSD already so it will appear faster than the MBP and it probably is more poweeful due to the Haswell processor.