MBA or Retina MBP

What's best? Read below first.

  • Option 1

    Votes: 8 50.0%
  • Option 2

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Option 3

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Option 4

    Votes: 4 25.0%

  • Total voters
    16

Epic Xbox Revie

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
787
7
Washington, D.C.
Hey. Figured I'd see what other people thought before I decide...

Current setup:
Macbook Air 2011 1.6 i5, 4GB, 128GB
Thunderbolt Display
iPad 4G Verizon 16GB

Options:
1. Keep everything and live happily ever after.
2. Sell the above three things and buy a Retina MBP.
3. Sell the iPad.
4. Option 3, and upgrade the MBA to the new model, perhaps 8GB RAM, perhaps 256GB and keep the Thunderbolt Display.
 

RedCroissant

Suspended
Aug 13, 2011
2,268
94
Hey. Figured I'd see what other people thought before I decide...

Current setup:
Macbook Air 2011 1.6 i5, 4GB, 128GB
Thunderbolt Display
iPad 4G Verizon 16GB

Options:
1. Keep everything and live happily ever after.
2. Sell the above three things and buy a Retina MBP.
3. Sell the iPad.
4. Option 3, and upgrade the MBA to the new model, perhaps 8GB RAM, perhaps 256GB and keep the Thunderbolt Display.
Definitely option #1 you have the latest model Air, and the best external display out there with the retina iPad. Getting rid of all or most of that just to wait more than a month to get the new retina MBP would be kind of crazy.
 

Epic Xbox Revie

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 15, 2010
787
7
Washington, D.C.
Definitely option #1 you have the latest model Air, and the best external display out there with the retina iPad. Getting rid of all or most of that just to wait more than a month to get the new retina MBP would be kind of crazy.
I would keep it all until I had the new MBP or MBA. And I should note, I've used my iPad twice in 3 weeks.
 

tejagamer

macrumors member
Oct 22, 2010
31
0
Sell your iPad if you need some cash.
I Suggest you to better keep your hardware. Upgrade in Fall, when we can expect some good upgrade or when 8GB RAM will be default.
Your current MBA Can last till Spring next Year. So no issue.
 

wmage

macrumors member
Jun 14, 2012
49
0
San Francisco
Definitely not 2.

Would you exchange 27 inch display for 15 inch, just because ohh, Retina, ohh?

Definitely sell the iPad.

If Air is enough for your work then keep it. If not, sell it and buy Pro.
 

snapper64

macrumors regular
Aug 28, 2007
149
10
Sell the iPad if you're not using it. If you don't need the money for anything else, I'd upgrade the Air. The performance increase (especially from the SSD) will be significant.
 

jmcguckin

macrumors regular
Nov 26, 2008
121
0
Akron, OH
from what you've said, you aren't getting much use out of the iPad compared to your other devices. my vote is to sell the iPad and your old MBA, upgrade to the new Air and call it a day (since from the posted Geekbench scores, you'd see a pretty significant boost in performance and graphics with the new Air in comparison to your current version).
 

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