New MBA vs refurb 15" rMBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Usernameisvalid, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Usernameisvalid, Aug 25, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2013

    Usernameisvalid macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I posted only a few days ago but now I've found more options and more questions. I'm now trying to decide between the:
    2013 MBA 13" 256 SSD and 8GB (~1850)

    And a mid 2012 refurb rMBP 15" with i7 256 SSD and 8GB ram (~1850)

    I will use it for normal web browsing and word processing, a little x code and the occasional MW3 on a windows portion.

    Which one will last longer doing what I will be doing? ^
  2. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2006
    I went with the Pro


    I went with the Early 2012 refurb 15" Macbook Pro for $1599. At that price I thought is was a steal (Still do). For what I do the screen real estate is better for my needs and it isn't that heavy that I have to lug it, besidesI have an iPad as well so no need to haul laptop. The Air is a very nice machine and can handle the tasks you throw at it though I think for 1849 you get the 512 GB hard drive in the Air, I tried it and was able to get xcode to work but works better on the 15.
  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Compare like systems. When it appears in the refurbished store a 13" MBA with 512GB SSD (and a dual core i7) is $1499.

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