Please help me decide :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Poochi, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Poochi macrumors 6502a

    Poochi

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    I am looking to purchase one of the two BTO Macbook Air... need some help.

    It is mostly for school (3 times/week) and travel (once/year).

    I have iMac and Macbook Pro 13" and iPad already. I am attracted to the Macbook Air because of the weight and Flash HD.

    Both of the 2 choices I am thinking come to exactly the same price and I am the guy who sells and upgrade a computer within 2 years tops.

    Option 1:
    - 11" Macbook Air, 1.6Ghz, 128GB Disk space, 4GB RAM

    Option 2:
    - 13.3" Macbook Air, 1.86GHz, 128GB Disk space, 4GB RAM

    Prices are identical, trade offs between the two are:
    (13")
    - 2" bigger screen size
    - 2h longer battery life
    - 0.26GHz processor speed
    - SD slot

    for

    (11")
    - 0.6lb lighter
    - smaller size


    What should I do? Torn between the 2 products.. I would like the option to play games (SC2, WoW) when I am travelling, but I only do that once/year.
     
  2. Parrotlet macrumors member

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    You should sit back and enjoy your 13.3 inch macbook pro :)
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

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    I agree, based on your lifestyle description. Save your $$$ and enjoy what you have already. It sounds more of a "want" than a "need."
     
  4. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

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    I have gone for the 13" spec that you listed. I think its the best balance alongside my iMac. For me the 16:9 couple with the smaller screen put me off the 11" (I think the 13" is better value unless you go for the very bottom stock 11")
     
  5. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Lets be realistic, if ever there was a 'want' product, the new air is it :D

    I bet less that 5% of buyers 'need' the new macbook air.
     
  6. Poochi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Poochi

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    hehe so true.

    I <3 this forum! And yes this is a WANT :)
     
  7. Parrotlet macrumors member

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    I want melissa theuriau.

    Make it happen :cool:
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Ha! So true. :D
     
  9. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Here ya go, fill your boots :D

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Kaidan macrumors member

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    Fwoooor.
     
  11. Parrotlet macrumors member

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    I made that my desktop background.

    Now I need some alone time "looking" at my desktop background.
     
  12. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    That is a waste of money IMHO, kick back and enjoy the MBP and iPad ;)
     

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