should I buy macbook pro (non Retina) or macbook air?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tbluhp, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    Storage is a must for me my old macbook pro (June 2012) 9.2 has issues and so now it time for a new macbook but what to get? I need at least 1TB of HD my macbook pro had two hard drives (I replaced the optical drive).
  2. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    If storage is a must, I would go with the MacBook Pro and upgrade the hard drive after purchase. You can do better than the prices Apple charges for HD upgrades.

    If you can find a way to live off of external storage, then a MacBook Air would work great depending on your needs. That is the question only you can answer:

    External storage or internal storage?
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    yeah but how do you instal bootcamp on the air? Along with windows app's?
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you need 1TB, the MacBook Pro (classic) is it. Buy the cheapest, replace the drive with a 1.5TB 9.5 mm drive, throw out the optical drive and replace it either with a small SSD drive to create your own Fusion drive, or another big hard drive.
  5. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    yeah but my main concern is the air has intel 5000 and I already have owned the macbook pro 9.2 model
  6. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    What do you mean? Same way you install on the pro.

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