MBA 2013 vs MBP 2012

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Alexaabedi, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Alexaabedi macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2013
    Hey guys,
    I'm going to be a freshman in college this fall and I'm going to need a Mac for school work like word processing, web browsing, reading, and maybe some photo and video editing. I'm on a $1200 budget so the retina is out of the question. As of now I prefer the MBA simply because of its portability but I'm afraid it might start hanging up if I run too many applications (I've had some bad expriences with pcs). Which laptop should I get? And if the MBA should I upgrade the ram or the CPU or both since its base is 100 under my budget. Thanks!
  2. r6mile macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    London, UK
    Get the 2013 MBA, and upgrade the RAM if you can afford it - it will make a difference in the future if running many applications.

    Highly unlikely that you'd ever need an i7, the i5 has much more power than you'll need.
  3. Alexaabedi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2013
    I'm also planning on bootcamping windows 7 or 8

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