New MBP retina 13" vs New MBA 13"

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  1. kritpol macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I would like to consult you guy. I cannot make a decision for buying New MBP retina 13 inch. (2.7 GHz, 8 Gb of ram...) and New MBA 13 inch. (upgrade to 8 Gb ram)

    Since, the price in only 120 USD different in my country and the weight is slightly different; 200 grams I think.

    So, do you guy have any idea which one should I choose.

    Thank you for answers in advance
     
  2. x34 macrumors 6502

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    since you're staring at a display all day long take the rMBP. of course!
     
  3. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Pro every day of the week.
    If you want small and light, go macbook rather than MBA.
     
  4. Alklha macrumors newbie

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    rMBP is the way to go. The increased power and better screen are really worth it, unless the marginal increased portability of the MBA is extremely important to you.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    No contest Retina, better machine by far, unless you absolutely need the maximum time on battery, personally I can stretch to 8-10 hours on my own 2.8 Retina.

    Q-6
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    The MBA gives you one thing imo.

    Better battery

    The MBP has a better CPU/GPU, screen and more ports. I think the rMBP is a better all around machine.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    And price

    And of course it is a fair bit cheaper for entry level...
     

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