Q : pro or air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Joakim_Aronsson, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Joakim_Aronsson macrumors newbie

    Joakim_Aronsson

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    Hello. I'm in the market for a laptop and I decided to get a Macbook this time.
    What I'm wondering about is if I should get the air or pro 2015 i5?

    I will mostly edit 24mpix pictures in the field and play some light games like diablo path of exile etc etc.

    Is the pro i5 for me? :)
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    The display on the Retina MacBook Pro is considerably better for any photo editing. I recommend waiting until WWDC as an update is likely, unless you plan to get a refurb.
     
  3. Joakim_Aronsson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good. I'll wait till wwdc and see what happens there :)
     
  4. emilioestevez Suspended

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    The Air screen is truly awful. You must really hate your eyes and future eyesight if you're considering one.
     
  5. Joakim_Aronsson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well no way I'm getting the air then. I hate bad screens.. Wait for announcement if new. Or buy the 2015 model :)
     
  6. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't like the new models when they're announced, get the 2015 after the price drops. :D
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    I am hoping Apple will surprise us with a new 15" MacBook Air with retina!!
     
  8. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    i have a feeling the air is going to be discontinued this year or next once the 12 inch mb lowers in price.
     
  9. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    LOL.... HE is being dramatic .... The screen isn't the best but it isn't the worst. Fairly decent screen. If you can get a good deal on the Air I would say go for it but otherwise I wouldn't pay full price for it.
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    LOL..... I should really put you on ignore..... It is far from "Awful". Yeah it isn't as good but guess what considering it is pushing less pixels means better battery life. It isa decent screen and considering Bestbuy is selling the 13 inch Air with a 256GB SSD for under $1,000 its a decent price. You can get the 13 inch base for under $800
     
  10. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    It's 2016 and the screen is nowhere near "decent". More like "okay I can live with that if you insist".
    OP: Go to the nearest Apple Store / reseller and compare the screens side by side. The difference is DRASTIC.
     
  11. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I have a Macbook air and my wife has a Macbook Pro with retina display. Of course you can tell the difference, but the screen on the Macbook air isn't as bad as people make it seem. I have had it since 2013 and it looks just fine. I will probably be upgrading to a Macbook Pro this year, I'm sure I will enjoy the retina display and I also need a more powerful computer. The Macbook Air isn't bad at all for browsing the internet, Youtube, and light picture/video editing. Ive loved mine so far.
     

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