Mb air vs mb pro for engineering student

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dejoka, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. dejoka macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Im going to buy a laptop for me, and im wondering between two:
    Macbook air with 8 gb ram, i7 1.7-3.3 ghz, 128 ssd, nd external drive
    Macbook pro with 8 gb ram, i5 2.6-3.1, 128 ssd
    I will be using it for music, films, interner and autocad(through bootcamp probably)!
    Can you help me which one should i get?
    How big is difference between intel iris graphics and intel hd graphics 5000?
    Will this laptops smoothly run autocad for small projects?
    I also appreciate long life battery, and i want this laptop for many years.
    Ps. I will use external monitor in house - most of time.
    Ps.2 maybe you have some older macbooks that will beter suits for me?
    Cya, thx for help
    Poor student
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    I would go for the Retina MacBook Pro due to the better selection of ports, only a half pound heavier than the Air, and a Retina display. You may want to bump to the 15" if the dedicated GPU is important to you.
     

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