MBA 13" VS rMBP 13"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MilleDav01, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. MilleDav01 macrumors member

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    I recently got the rMBP 13" and I am going to probably return it for the MBA 13", The rMBP is a great machine, but I have tried everything and am not a fan of the screen, don't get me wrong, its great, but my eyes cannot adjust to the resolution at any setting or brightness. I have no idea why. I didn't really see a huge issue with the MBA screen so I think I am going to get the MBA and a Surface 3 (To take handwritten notes in class). I really wish I could do that effectively on the iPad but alas it doesn't have the digitizer :-(

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  2. cinealta macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't the rMBP scaled to 1440x900 look the same as native MBA? The color saturation is way better on the rMBP regardless of resolution.
     
  3. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Yes sort of. I use all pages zoom safari extension to make the text as large as the retina setting found on the MBPR for my 2015 MBA.

    For color and saturation I downloaded a custom color profile which helps tremendously. While not as good as the retina it's a lot better than out of the box which is poorly calibrated.
     
  4. tmanker macrumors newbie

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    I fought this same decision not long ago. I ended up with the MBA 13" with 8gb ram, 256 ssd. It will accomplish everything I need.
     
  5. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    I had the opposite problem. I got sore eyes with a 11" MBA and a 13" MBA. No issues with a cMBP so i recently got a rMBP and have no issues with it.
     

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