New air or old Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Calor1, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Calor1 macrumors newbie

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    What would you pick if you had to choose between the newly announced MacBook Air 13" 128Gb or the old retina MacBook Pro 13" 128Gb.
    The Pro would only cost €60 more.
    I'm strongly leaning toward the Pro but I would really appreciate some other opinions as well.

    Thanks
    Cal
     
  2. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Go with the pro. Once you go with a Retina display, you'll never want to go back. Completely worth it in my opinion.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep go with the refurb pro....
     
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  6. Calor1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, the only reason I am even considering the Air is the battery life.
    The official figures are 12 hrs for the Air vs 9 hrs for the Pro.
    If they stay like that for a long time I would definitely buy the Pro, but I'm a little scared that the battery life will deteroriate and I really need at least 6 hours. That's kinda the reason I'm buying a Macbook.
    If anyone could share their experience regarding the battery life of either MacBook that would help me out a lot :)

    Thanks Cal
     
  7. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    The Air will definitely get better battery life, but both will easily get more than 6 hours of usage for the foreseeable future. I would definitely go with the Pro unless battery life is a priority for you.
     
  8. Calor1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. I bought the Pro :)
     

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