Need Help. New laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aejames23, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. aejames23, Aug 25, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014

    aejames23 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    Hi guys, I am in the process of buying a new laptop. I am trying to decide between the 13 in Macbook air (;jsessionid=11E5401AED7B02430CF4D268C5015171.bbolsp-app02-104?id=1219076158205&skuId=2712009&st=categoryid$pcmcat247400050001&cp=1&lp=3) or 13 in Macbook Pro ( . I have used windows all my life, but Ive had constant problems with laptops overheating too much; I have a hp pavilion dv7 right now and I HATE IT. This is why I am looking for a mac, I'am open to windows laptops as well, but the macs are what I am currently looking at. I do alot of web surfing, use excel, word, etc. I also do programming using java and html. I also want to download windows 7 or 8 if I do buy the mac. which do you guys think is my best option? Thanks a lot!
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Go With the pro

    Either will be fine for what you do, but the extra couple hundred bucks is going to get you a far better screen, better CPU/GPU, better connectivity and an all round more powerfull (albeit only slightly) setup.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Both will work, but do you want a laptop with more storage (Microcenter) or a MacBook Air that has better components and batter but is a bit meager on the storage side of things?
  4. prymitywista macrumors member


    Aug 12, 2014
    My god, no no no for old macbook pro - just because it's got HDD, I had MBA and it flawless. It had light body, nice resolution of screen (highter than in this choosen MBP) and it was fast.

    My first macbook was MBP :p And MBA was much better compared to the old one MBP (and it was unibody, 2011 model :cool:)

    Now I've got retina MBP and it like MBA with great screen and better speakers.
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    sorry thought he was looking at the retina

    Totally as above don't go for the old macbook pro, that tech is pushing 3 years old and would need an immediate ssd upgrade.
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Always check the AppleInsider price list for the best deals. Rarely will a brick and mortar store beat the delivered prices from online retailers like MacMall, B&H, or Adorama.

    Also look at the price tab that includes AppleCare. A month ago I got my 15" rMBP for hundreds off plus free AppleCare from Adorama.
  7. aejames23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    So get the macbook air 4gb? Do you guys think I will be alright storage wise? Since i want to download windows as well?

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