MacBook Pro (New 2012 No Retina) or Air (New 2012)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hector-rosas, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. hector-rosas, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    hector-rosas macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    We recently saw the WWDC '12 where the NewGen Pro was shown, some of us will say that it is too expensive and other might say it is the right price to pay... I've been waiting for this WWDC to see what can we get from Apple... when i saw the NewGen Pro i was amazed with it, i really like it, Retina Display? I love it! New Design? Great! Price? Not too much...

    Right now im writing from a MacBook from 2007 and i think we all will agree it is time to put it away as an antique and is time to buy a new one... considering i need a little bit of power but my pocket isnt to big i have two options which basically cost around the same..

    MacBook Air 13"
    Dual core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge de 2.0 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz, 4 GB SDRAM DDR3L de 1600 MHz, 256 GB SSD. Not Retina Display but better resolution than the Pro, Beautiful, lightweight and slim Design. No SuperDrive (but i dont care).

    MacBook Pro 13"
    Dual core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge de 2.9 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz, 8 GB SDRAM DDR3 de 1600 MHz - 2x4 GB, HDD SATA 750 GB a 5400 rpm. Old and big Design.

    Those are my two options, you think the performance of the Pro is far different from the Air (That 0.9 Ghz of difference)? both has about the same price but the designs are really different from each other, i think i could sacrifice a little performance for the different design and its advantages.

    Thank you!
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2011
    I think that the new Air should be sufficient for you.
  3. Black.Infinity macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2010
    Apple tree-Toronto
  4. hector-rosas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Even if i usually use software like SolidWorks, CATIA, Inventor, LabView, LabWindows? im an automation engineer...

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