MBP or MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ATEspo, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. ATEspo macrumors regular

    ATEspo

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    I haven't purchased a new Mac (iMac or Laptop) in about 7 years (my iMac is from late 2010 and my MBP is from 2011-2012). My iMac is still running flawless but my MBP battery swelled up and its no longer useable - I was planning on upgrading anyway so its not so shocking that I need to drop 1-1.5k. I am going to purchase a new laptop within the next few weeks but having trouble deciding what is best for me. I planned on going to an Apple Store and talk to someone but I don't know if/when I will have time so I figured I would ask here so I can just order online and have it shipped to me.

    Here are the two I am looking at:
    13" Mac Book Air - Touch ID 1.6GHz Dual-Core Processor with 256GB Storage
    13" Mac Book Pro - 2.3GHz Dual-Core Processor with 256GB Storage

    Not quite sure (other than processor) what the difference is and what I should go for. Like I said I haven't purchased a new Mac in quite awhile nor have I done any research on them until recently. I'd love to use this thing for the next 5+ years as my "secondary" computer (I have an office PC and my home iMac for most of my projects/work, I plan to use the laptop for travel and when I want to get some work done from my couch/patio).

    Thank you in advance, and if this is in the wrong section, please advise me.
     
  2. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    The base MBP 13" will walk circles around the MBA. For $100 more than the Air, it's worth getting the MBP. Better screen, better processor, and just a better machine overall.

     
  3. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502

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    Go to the refurbished store and get you a Touch Bar 2018 for $50 more than the MBA with a bigger SSD and killer performance. the 4 cores will make it faster than your current desktop.
     
  4. ATEspo thread starter macrumors regular

    ATEspo

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    Oh boy, why don't I know what this "refurbished store" is...can you explain? Thanks a ton!
     
  5. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Apples Refurb store. It's barely used products if that which were returned. All are in new condition.

    https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished
     
  6. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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  7. Camark08 macrumors member

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    The MacBook pro easily. The new MacBook air is a joke
     
  8. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    I've been buying Apple Refurb stuff for over 20 years and never had an issue with any of it and it all looked new. I've never even seen one that looked like that picture of one. So yes, they are mostly returns and in new condition. Anyone else here will tell you the same thing. Ask on a poll and see what you get.
     
  9. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502

    Airboy1466

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    really bro you can't take one incident and apply it to all the poster in that thread got a bad product it happens most new computers come with defects. its possible to even get a brand new sealed product from the refurbished store. Any product returned is considered refurbished as apple has to re serialize the number because the warranty started upon purchase.
     

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