MBP 2012 13" Base or MBA 2012 11" i7?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lolleh, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Lolleh macrumors newbie

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    I've been a mac user for many years and I've always been a fan of the Macbook Air 11". I also have a 2011 iMac i5 21.5" and it's booting from an SSD I installed.

    I've owned a few Macbook Air 11" base models and always complained about the 64GB of storage and only 2GB of RAM, so when the Macbook Pro refresh happened a few months ago I went ahead and got the 2012 MBP 13" base model. I figured I could always remove the hard drive (or superdrive) and put in an SSD (desktop type model) and up the ram to 16GB. I liked that I had room to work with but now I am completely regretting my decision.

    Why I regret : I bought a laptop because I thought I'd bring it everywhere. I'm hardly ever home and I work A LOT. I live far from town so once I leave my house I'm normally out all day. I have an iMac at home, so now because my Macbook Pro stays behind I just have two choices of what computer to use at home. My macbook is quite heavy and takes up a lot of room in my bag. It wont fit into my locker at work and I really don't want to leave it in the car (I live in South Florida.)

    Why I don't regret : I didn't want to end up with the same laptop I continually had. I had the 2010 Macbook Air 11" i5. I love the size, but I really don't like the small amounts of storage and RAM.

    I'm wondering what everyone's opinion is? Should I stick it out and do the upgrades I wanted to do? Or should I just sell it, take a small loss and get the 11" i7?
     
  2. Elijen macrumors 6502

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    Did you consider the MBA 13"? With 8GB perhaps?
     
  3. Lolleh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually dislike the way the 13 MBA looks. :|
     
  4. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Sell everything. Then get a 15" MBP for power and occasional portability. Then get a iPad to take with you. I'm not try to be flip but this combo might be better and give you the best of all world's. Anyway, it works for me ;)
     

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