Need Help. New laptop

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  1. aejames23, Aug 25, 2014
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    aejames23 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I am in the process of buying a new laptop. I am trying to decide between the 13 in Macbook air (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-air-latest-model-13-3-display-intel-core-i5-4gb-memory-128gb-flash-storage/2712009.p;jsessionid=11E5401AED7B02430CF4D268C5015171.bbolsp-app02-104?id=1219076158205&skuId=2712009&st=categoryid$pcmcat247400050001&cp=1&lp=3) or 13 in Macbook Pro (http://www.microcenter.com/product/394836/MacBook_Pro_MD101LL-A_133_Laptop_Computer_-_Silver). . 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 603

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    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

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    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 newbie

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    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 603

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    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

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    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.

    http://prices.appleinsider.com



    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.

    http://prices.appleinsider.com/#applecare
     
  7. aejames23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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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