My opinion: MBA vs MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mark28, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    I just seen the new MBA and I was a bit disappointed by the weight. It's not that much lighter than the 15" MBP 2010. If a 15" MBP is too heavy for someone, I don't think a 13" MBA will make much of a difference.

    OS X runs surprisingly fast though. It's probably the Flash drive doing it's work.
     
  2. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    You're joking, right?
     
  3. SR2 macrumors regular

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    You have sand in your vagina, right?
     
  4. Fanboyofnothing macrumors member

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    This has to be a joke topic. The difference in weight is huge. Especially when being lugged around all day on planes and in airports. The Air is more in line with the weight of the iPad.
     
  5. ton123 macrumors member

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    Lol he might be a heavy weight lift champion.

    I own both mbp15 and mba13. HUGE difference!
     
  6. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No I'm not. I carry around my 15" MBP everyday so I know it's weight. The 13" MBA is too much of a sacrifice in specs for the minimal weight difference.

    Did you actually lifted a 13" MBA or do you judge it what you read on a website?
     
  7. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I'm the 2nd strongest guy in my gym, but I'm not heavy weight lift champion.

    I don't really feel the weight difference that much. No chance I'm trading my 15 " MBP for a 13" MBA
     
  8. TheAllStar macrumors member

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    Haha.

    I just "seen" the new MBA too. The MBP is kinda light, so I get where you're coming from. I think the unibody helps a lot. My old white MacBook felt like all the joints and separate pieces were stressed and falling apart, sort of makes it feel more heavy.

    If you would like to test them on scales, however, I can assure you beforehand that the Air is lighter.
     
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    I'm no grammar Nazi, but reading your posts is downright painful.
     
  10. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    You really need to learn how to speak proper English. Anyway, the Macbook Pro is actually a lil difficult to pick up with one hand from the corner. The Macbook Air I could throw from the corner. Big difference, sir.
     
  11. TheAllStar macrumors member

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    Oh, I wasn't the only one. Nice.
     
  12. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you were looking at the old macbook air?! lol...

    I saw some people oooing and awing at it thinking it was the latest one.
     
  13. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    Oh dear. I, I just...no nevermind.
     
  14. falconeight Guest

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    MBP pro's are very nice macs and if that what you want then you will be happy. It is one heavy chuck of metal though.
     
  15. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously! LOL!
     
  16. Damian. macrumors regular

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    Really?
     
  17. TheAllStar macrumors member

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    This is getting fun.
     
  18. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I have to completely disagree with the weight thing. I have both the air and 15 inch and there is a giant difference (and I have the 13 inch air). There is even a giant difference in the air and 13 inch MBP (which I have one right beside me that belongs to a friend).
     
  19. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure 5.6 pounds vs 2.9 pounds is noticeable. I bet the OP hasn't even seen the MBA in person yet and he is reading off the site like he is accusing us of.
     
  20. Fanboyofnothing macrumors member

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    I lift the 2nd most weight in my house. Right behind my wife, and just above my young daughter.
     
  21. Mr. Savage macrumors regular

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    Not when you're the 2nd strongest guy in the whole gym.
     
  22. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    You indeed were not. :)

    LOL!!!!!
     
  23. miata macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if I would get in shape for the beach this summer if I got a 17" MBP to carry around:eek:
     
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    I think I'll take the person that makes mistakes in grammar much more often than I'll take the people that are d!cks on purpose, even if I happen to disagree with his opinion.

    Unbelievable.
     
  25. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Cool. Thank you for sharing your opinion.
     

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