MBA 13" base + iPad mini 2, OR rMBP 13" 2.4/8/256

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phero, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. phero macrumors member

    May 3, 2013
    Two options:
    - MBA base + iPad mini 2
    - rMBP 2.4/8/256

    Both are about the same price. Which would you pick, and why?
  2. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tacoma, WA
    Personally, I would go with the rMBP.

    I would not be able to live with the screen on the MBA for 3-4 years (how long I usually keep my MacBooks for)

    Also, The Silver bezel on the Air is a no go for me.

    Target's going to have the iPad Minis for $299 + you get a $75 Gift card, on Black Friday.


    oh ya, Save on Tax ($120ish) by buying from a reseller located out of state.

    Power Max, MacMall, B&H Photo, ETC

    If you buy from MacMall, they have a 3% promo code.
  3. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2011
    MBA 13" base + iPad mini 2, OR rMBP 13" 2.4/8/256

    From those options the rMBP is a no-brainer for me.
    Considering an iPad, it all depends on your usage. To read stuff for, let's say, college, I'd just pick up the iPad Air. If you want to use it in your hands I'd go for the mini.
    (if you're undecided just look at the mini's display issues)
  4. tenganis macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Although the MBA + iPad mini 2 is pretty tempting I'd have to go with the rMBP, but maybe it's because I need a computer and already have an IPad.

    Also, if you are talking of the 11 inch MBA, the need for an IPad is not as big since the MBA is already so portable!

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