Need advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mtenuta, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. mtenuta macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Hi guys I asked the same question in the Air forum but am curious if I will get a difference response here.

    . I'm currently debating on a early 2013 13 inch mbp i7 with a 250 SSD 8g Ram and a 2016 MacBook air 13 i7 8g Ram 128 SSD. Is the MBP too slow compared to the air ?I do basic office work watch movies etc.

    Thanks guys !
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I am writing on a 2013 MBPr 13 inch, i5, 8gb memory and a 512 gb ssd. The MBA screen is nowhere near as good as the MBPr. On the MBPr I watch movies, write, and use it for Quicken and TurboTax. A 2015 MBPr is faster than this one, but it has 16gb memory. My wife uses the MBA and she is happy with it and writes quite a lot on it and the screen doesn't bother her. Both machines have been on pretty much 24/7 but a lot of the time in sleep - I don't shut them off but just close the screen.
  3. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    At this moment I would not even consider the Air, because of the screen.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    They would be similar in cpu performance however the early 2013 MBPs had pretty poor graphics for a retina screen. If you can run to a late 2013 MBP that will give you the sweet spot on cpu graphics and price Haswell and iris graphics were the boost the retina machines needed.
  5. mtenuta thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Thanks for the responses guys. I forgot to mention the mbp is not retina
  6. ixxx69 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    Then it's not a 2013 MBP.
  7. mtenuta thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011

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