MBA, MBP or Transformer prime

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dalorbi, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Dalorbi, Jul 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2012

    Dalorbi macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2012
    Im sure there are lots of threads like this but im not bothered to adapt their situation to mine.

    So anyway ive got a budget $1600 and the choices are

    1. Macbook air 11" i7 (2.0 ghz) 8gb ram 120gb, $1539
    2. Macbook pro 13" i5 (2.5 ghz) 8gb ram 500gb, $1469
    3. Macbook air 13" i5 (1.8 ghz) 8gb ram 120gb, $1459

    So here's my situation, im like 13 and value portablity, though its not like im going to be sending this thing around everywhere (since im only in year 8) but this is gonna be my first laptop. Why macbook, just because im a fanboi and rich.

    Anyway im keeping this for a good deal of time and will do light - medium video editing, programming and running java and c++ programs and will be playing medium games, From Minecraft to semi heavy games Portal 1 & 2, Emulators n64 - gba, and downloading unpacking, packing and creating a heck load of files. I will do some audio work and my assignments on it.

    P.s. this is my first laptop and ive already got an iPad sooo... The transformer prime should i even be cinsidering that as a first laptop?

    So now the big question which should i get and is it worth getting the prime
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    Of those three, I would recommend the 13"MBP. It has the better opportunity for expandability and upgradeability as opposed to the MBA with soldered RAM and less storage space.

    If it were me though and wanted to get something even more powerful and still very portable, I would get this one from Apple:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7
    Originally released October 2011
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1440-by-900 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M

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