[Stating the obvious] The new 13" MBA is cheaper than the 13" MBP if you like SSDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gianly1985, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    I mean, if you like Apple-warranty-covered SSDs.

    Also, it offers more workspace with 1440x900 vs 1280x800.

    Oh, and it's 700g lighter and much slimmer, but that's on the house.


    1.86ghz vs 2.4ghz Core2Duo doesn't make a big difference, GPU is the same, what you lose is FW800 and optical drive (not a big deal if you use it twice a year).
  2. nwbusa macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    BC, Canada
    You lose more than that.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I think a real legit 2.5" SSD which one can take out and toss up against the wall (or into another machine) is alot different than the propietary stuff Apple is using.
  4. gianly1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    Expandibility (up to 8gb ram, up to 1tb HDD + optibay SSD).

    Oh, and the backlit keyboard.

    Still, apples to apples, the MBA can be cheaper for someone. That's great for a newly released apple product. And it (probably) runs Crysis:

  5. gianly1985 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2008
    Not for most users....or, not for most of the time....but I see your point....it's up to everyone's needs.
  6. demonsavatar macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    Yeah I was just looking into this, any of my friends thinking about buying a 13" MBP I would now start recommending the MBA if they don't need more than 4GB ram, an optical drive, or FW800. Not a hard sell, since a lot of "regular" users don't need those things much anymore.

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