The Pro has a higher clocked CPU as well as a more capable GPU than the MBA. It all really comes down to what is it that you'll be using the notebook for. Care to give us an idea ?
Basic college work, as well as using microsoft office and quickbooks, as well as loading about 1000 pictures on them. Nothing CPU heavy like photoshop or final cut.
The way I see it, its long battery life and lightweight vs. MBP good screen, and heavy laptop ( .5 pound heavier)
The Pro sounds like something you would leave in your house to work on, while the Air sounds more portable, and not necessarily something you would use as a primary computer for your house? is this correct?
I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.
The Pro is definitely not something you would leave in your house to work on. The 13-inch Pro is every bit as portable as the Air, if not more so. It is only half a pound heavier, almost the same thickness, a way superior screen/other technologies, and it actually has a smaller footprint than the MBA
But the Air is also powerful enough to be used as a primary computer. You could use either the Air on the Pro at home, on the road, or wherever.
Try retina, than air, if you can live with inferior tn lcd of air, go air.. But, i would go rmb pro, that screen is next big thing! (Actually i sold my 2013 air to go retina
So would you recommend I purchase the MBP for $150 more?
Or will the MBA suffice?
Will dual booting work well on either MBP or MBA if necessary?
And do you think it's possible to become accustomed to the 13" after using a 15" for 5 years