MBA&MBP or MBA or MBA/Display

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Epic Xbox Revie, Nov 3, 2011.

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What to should I do?

  1. Keep the MBA and MBP

    14.3%
  2. Sell the MBP with the SSD, keep the Air without an external Display

    28.6%
  3. Sell the MBP with the SSD, keep the Air, and buy a Thunderbolt Display

    14.3%
  4. Sell the MBP with the original HDD, keep the Air without an external Display

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  5. Sell the MBP with the original HDD, keep the Air, and buy a Thunderbolt Display

    14.3%
  6. Sell the Air keep the MBP

    28.6%
  1. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    #1
    Hello,

    Currently I have a 11" MBA (1.6 4GB 128GB SSD, and 15" MBP (2.0, 8GB, 256GB SSD). I use the 11" most often when I am in my classes (college student) and I leave my MBP in my dorm room. When I am in my room, I do favor the MBP though for added screen space for casual usage rather than actual productive work.

    Now, my dilemma is that it seems I may be wasting the fact that I have two extremely high end computers. So, I was thinking... should I keep what I have and continue to use it? Or should I sell my MBP and either only use the MBA, or also have a Thunderbolt Display to hookup to when I am in my room?

    If the option is to sell my MBP, what is the best way to sell it, I upgraded the RAM, and the HDD to a SSD. Should I sell it as is (with the SSD) or replace the HDD and then sell the SSD separately from the MBP?

    Thanks for the advice in advance.
     
  2. Briax macrumors newbie

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    Keep

    I have the exact same setup as you have there. At one point I actually sold the MacBook Air, but then regretted it and bought another one (no loss luckily!). I would definitely keep both of them. I use my MBP most of the time as well, but the Air is so handy to have around you! Believe you me ;)
     
  3. Epic Xbox Revie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    I definitely enjoy the MBA for carrying around, I'm just not sure if I'm getting my money's worth from having BOTH computers around. You know what I mean?
     
  4. Briax macrumors newbie

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    Yup, I completely understand! That's why I sold my MacBook Air the first time. But I missed having a machine that's so easy to grap and take it along with me. On the other hand I would never sell the MPB either because I need it's processing power and gpu.. soo..
    My advice, keep them both if you can afford it :)
     
  5. Epic Xbox Revie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    I don't really need the processing power.... I'm just a CS major, and I think I might be leaning toward the MBA w/ Display combo if it weren't so hard to sell my MBP for a fair price.
     
  6. rbrian macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really need a Thunderbolt display? You can get perfectly adequate, if not quite so marvellously lickable, displays from other manufacturers for a fraction of the price - likely less than you could sell your Pro for, so you'd come out ahead.

    Alternatively, you could sell both and buy a 13" Air - it's nearly as portable as the 11", and due to the higher resolution, has the same real estate as a 15" Pro.
     
  7. Epic Xbox Revie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    looking for more opinions.....honestly leaning towards selling the MBP and buying the display... just don't know how to sell the MBP.
     

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