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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jvmxtra, Jun 12, 2011.
I am considering....
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!
That's a bit premature. We don't even know what's going to be in them. lol
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seriously MBP for MBA lol!!!
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.
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!).
^^^ Yeah, backlight keyboards are amazing. Very sad not to see it on the MBA.
No backlight keyboards, no MBA for me!
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.
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.
I just sold my 2010 MBA for a new MBP.
I am pretty sure that the MacBook Air has a backlit keyboard.
Now that's what I'm talking about!!
Not the Oct. 2010 version.
Yep. Sold my 2010 model for a MBA when released.
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.
Couldn't have said it better myself
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)
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.
Why did you buy the MacBook Pro in the first place, then?