Should I renew my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JCarmona, Nov 1, 2018.

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  1. JCarmona macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch, Late 2013; i7 2.8GhZ; do you consider I should renew for a MacBook Air/Pro?

    The screen of my macbook is twinkling a little bit and the price to change the screen was around £500 at Apple.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    I certainly wouldn't downgrade to the 2018 MBA!
     
  3. Paulg2uk macrumors regular

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    Sorry to highjack the thread but I'm wondering the same, I haven't upgraded since I bought a mid 2012 RMBP when they were released. I need to upgrade to something new after 6 years and was all set on the RMBA but now I've seen the Geekbench scores I'm not so sure. I don't actually need anything too powerful I only use it for web browsing, emails very little photo editing but maybe some audio recording with my guitar though garage band or logic/pro tools. I won't be running lots of different software at the same time.

    I'm gonna be placing my order over the weekend so I need to decide what I'm doing. Any suggestions would be great.
     
  4. Kung gu macrumors member

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    I think you should go for MBA 2018 its more powerful than MacBook and offers better keyboard than 13 ntb MacBook pros and longer battery life. just my 2 cents :)
     
  5. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, I stopped caring about those scores a long, long time ago. Just get the Mac you feel most comfortable with. Most should do for the tasks you're describing.
     
  6. Paulg2uk, Nov 2, 2018
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    Paulg2uk macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice fellas, Obviously it's not gonna be used for very demanding tasks but I'd like to future proof it if I can. At least 5-6 years like my RMBP. I'm pretty sure the air will be able to handle a small amount of audio recording with my guitar into an interface.
     
  7. JCarmona thread starter macrumors member

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    My concern is always on how these will age, would the MBA 2018 last 5 years performing well with improvements in tech? The main reason I bought the MBP was for this reason and after a few years it is still performing quite well.

    Thanks!
     
  8. Paulg2uk macrumors regular

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    I have the same concerns, which makes me think would I be better off going for the RMBP. I'm starting to think it might and the extra power is always a bonus.
     

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