Mb air vs mb pro for engineering student

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

  1. dejoka macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2014
    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


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    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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