Should I sell MBP and buy MBA?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by abz1981, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. abz1981, Sep 13, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011

    abz1981 macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    Hi all
    I currently have a Mid 2010 13inch MBP, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, 250 GB HD, running OS Lion.

    I have had my MBP since it came. I currently have 232GB free space remaining on my MBP, also have an external 250GB HD.

    Now my usage is, Pages, Numbers, iTunes, Safari, ,, BBC Iplayer, online streaming, occasional burning of music. Thats all my usage.

    Now I have been thinking for some time, that I really have a MBP that I am not putting to too much use and not using it for its full usage that its designed to give me. So I have been thinking of downgrading to a 11-inch MacBook Air, 64GB flash storage, Processor
    1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache, Memory
    2GB of 1333MHz DDR3 onboard memory (64GB hard drive model). In other words the basic MBA.

    From my usage I have explained. Do you think this would be a wise choice, selling my MBP and getting a MBA?

    PS I don't see my self changing my usage at all in the future, to what I currently use it for.

    thanks in advance.
  2. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    You wont be able to burn music, but other than that it's a good fit. But unless you need greater portability I'm not sure that it is really worth it to change.
  3. abz1981 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    thanks ditzy, i guess i can do without burning music. I am not sure to be honest lol. I mean I am just trying to make a little bit of money and still be able to sell my MBP and thinking the MBA would be the ideal machine for what I use, i guess? :S
  4. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I have a 2010 11" and I use it about the same way you do and love it. Why don't u go for 4gb ram though?
  5. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY

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