Macbook Pro or Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by silentscreams22, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. silentscreams22 macrumors member

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    I am considering either to purchase a MBP or MBA and I was wondering which would be the best to get from what I see on the apple store site the MBP has more space. I will basically be using either to do graphic/web design it will most likely run the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.

    Also I am considering getting a refurbished one from the apple store are those just as reliable as if you bought it brand new out of the box... or do they come iwth a slue of problems?
     
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Well if your going to be running pro apps, MBP all the way. The MBA is not designed for heavy stuff I would say at all.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Refurbs usually have a lower failure rate than brand new, since all refurbs are fully hardware tested.

    And definitely the MacBook Pro is the clear choice.
     
  4. Eric. macrumors regular

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    That all depends. Do you want your work to take twice the time, the computer to experience a core shutdown, slowing your work even more, and possibly shutting off due to the heat...or get a Macbook Pro and not have those problems.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The other way to think of it is refurbs are those that have been broken already!
     
  6. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually looking at these two now as well but I'm mainly going to be using it for the web, chatting, skype video chatting, and office/iTunes. So I can justify getting the air, but for those Adobe pro apps and stuff I'd get the pro so you've got a bit more power and you can up it to 4GB of RAM in the future as well!
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    silentscreams22 - definitely macbook pro

    kingcrowing - macbook air will suffice
     
  8. amusiccale macrumors 6502

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    For those Adobe apps, you will absolutely need the Pro. From my understanding, the Air is more in the most-fashionable web appliance genre of computer than it is a workstation.
     

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