so who is ditching their mbp 2011 for mba 2011?

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  1. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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  2. Joelb955 macrumors member

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    If i could i would, i like the portability.... unless they decide to use intel's GMA HD 3000, i could kill them for putting it into a $1500 laptop!:mad:
     
  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    That's a bit premature. We don't even know what's going to be in them. lol
     
  4. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I just realized that 15 inch is just too big for my needs as I need to have laptop everywhere(including in bed) and 15 inch is bit cumbersome.

    I do love the power of mbp but I think I am read to go down to 13 inch mba.
    Anyway, 15 mbp is still fine fine machine.
     
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the MBAs are good machines. Depends on what kind of processing power you need, I suppose. They're most likely to have ULV processors, which means they won't be as fast as a MBP (the SSD will partially make up for that). I had a Core 2 MBA. For light-moderate use, it was nice and quick, but choked when demands on the processor got high.
     
  6. ahdickter macrumors 6502

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    Considering how the 2011 MBA will use core i7 and core i5, performance will be more than adequate for surfing the web or streaming movies. Even Photoshop should run somewhat well. But any processor intensive applications will lag. As long as you won't need to play Battlefield 3, the MBA will serve you well.
     
  7. OptyCT macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering ditching my late-'09 MBP (2.53 GHz C2D) for a new MBA. If I had a '11 MBP, I would hang onto it, unless ultra-portability was my #1 priority.
     
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  9. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    I am. Just bought my MBP and I'm considering returning it for the 2011 MBA. I mainly use it for web, email, iphoto and itunes. But I got a deal on my MBP and the 8gb ram. I'm not sure the MBA will be better. Yes lighter and thinner but not faster. I can add a 250 ssd on my own and it will probably be about the same price in the end, but the MBP should be faster with the upgrades. But that can all change once the new MBA is released. :D
     
  10. prism macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious to see if they will add a backlit keyboard on the MBA!
    I for one am a happy camper with my '11 MBP 13". I just upgraded the hd to a WD scorpio black and this thing flies. I could do without the optical drive though and the highly reflective screen (the MBA is for some reason less glossy which is great!).
     
  11. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ Yeah, backlight keyboards are amazing. Very sad not to see it on the MBA.
     
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    Same here. I went into the apple store intending to buy a MBA but after I notice no backlit keyboard I went for the 13" MBP.
     
  14. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not because I need the extra ports, the dvd drive, and the storage. I would only buy a MBA if I had a desktop computer. I use my MBP as both a desktop computer and a portable machine.
     
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  16. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    I am pretty sure that the MacBook Air has a backlit keyboard. :apple:
     
  17. SinisteR-33139 macrumors newbie

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    Now that's what I'm talking about!!:D
     
  18. marrzie macrumors regular

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    Not the Oct. 2010 version. :apple:
     
  19. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Sold my 2010 model for a MBA when released. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

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    I'm not. My 15-inch MacBook Pro does everything that I need it to and offers a backlit keyboard and a higher screen resolution; it also provides me with the capability to upgrade both the memory and the hard disk down the road where as the MacBook Air isn't upgradable.
     
  21. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Couldn't have said it better myself:)
     
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  23. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Seriously though. Does majority of computer user really even need this much computing power?

    If you are not a multimedia developer, I think MBA would suffice.(also not a gamer but then why would you want to game on macbook anything anyway. Serious games anyway)
     
  24. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    True, but just heavy and not near as portable enough.

    You buy a laptop to be portable, and not to be used as your main computer. But some prefer to use it that way.
     
  25. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you buy the MacBook Pro in the first place, then?
     

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