MBA or MBP ?? Which one to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HussamRaed, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. HussamRaed macrumors regular

    HussamRaed

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    I am really confused between the Macbook Air and the Pro :confused: , they are both beautiful, but i like the MBA's design more, my needs are pretty much like browsing the web, watching videos, making documents and some Photoshop editing, i am concerned that i might need the DVD burner, and which one is faster?
    So what do you guys advise me to get? Air or the Pro
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    get the mba if you need as much portability as possible. both will handle photoshop well and if you go with the air just get an optical drive with it.
     
  3. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    wait for the sandybridge MBA refresh and then come back here.. MBA are due for refresh within this month according to rumor mill..

    as for the DVD drive you can always buy the superdrive for MBA
     
  4. HussamRaed thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys, but one more question, is the backlight keyboard this big of a deal?
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    it depends on when you will be using it. if it's during the day then you don't need it backlit, but i personally use my mbp at night sometimes so the light helps.
     
  6. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the backlight does make the computer look more cool. :cool:

    IMO even though I can touch type perfectly and know the positions of all the keys by memory, I would still opt for backlight.
     
  7. HussamRaed thread starter macrumors regular

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    so if you all where in my position which one would you get? Air or pro?
     
  8. dslrjunky macrumors regular

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    I'll wait for the MBA refresh and decide, because for your needs waiting is kind of not a big deal anyway..
     
  9. HussamRaed thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks! i am now considering the new macbook air refresh and yea i can wait !!
     
  10. Fugue macrumors 6502

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    I may be the minority, but I think the Macbook Pro is a better looking device than the air.
     
  11. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    My wife has the Air and I have the Pro. I will admit that I like using her 13" Air for internet stuff. The only reason why I have a Pro is for photo editing.
     

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