Replacing mid-2010 13" Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rpearlberg, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. rpearlberg macrumors 6502a

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    I want to replace my mid-2010 Pro. Debating between these:

    2013 rMBP 2.4/8GB/256GB ($1080) and the 2014 Air 1.4/4GB/256GB ($935)

    Which one??
     
  2. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    rMBP. Twice the ram, significantly better display and smaller footprint which makes it easily as portable as the Air.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    rMBP. Double the RAM and a much better quality display for not much more cash.
     
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for the rMBP. Btw, is $1080 with some kind of discount (edu)?
     
  5. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    $1,299 minus $100 edu discount minus 10% movers coupon at Best Buy = $1080 plus tax.
     
  6. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Replacing mid-2010 13" Pro

    Thought BB doesn't allow coupon stacking, from what I've read. Haven't actually tried it myself.
     
  7. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it depends on the cashier . I bought 2 this way. Plus best buy rewards and Amex credit. Only way to make it better would be to buy discounted gift cards.
     
  8. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    I went from a 2010 2.4GHz i5 MacBook Pro 15" upgraded to 8Gb and an SSD to a 2013 i7 MBA 13" 8/512 and it was night and day between the two. I was actually quite surprised at how much faster at EVERYTHING the newer MBA was. Stunning difference, really. Just 3 years between them and it wasn't even close.

    Now, much of the difference is probably due to the newer PCIe SSD, but GOOD HEAVENS it is drastic. I also think that little Haswell i7 chip is really nice to have with the 8Gb of RAM all in that super thin and light form-factor with an astounding 12-15 hours of battery life. I never looked back. :D
     

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