Suggest refurb Air or Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ijen0311, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    Looking at 2 refurbs, both $929, both 13". I do mostly web surfing, some iPhoto stuff. I also have an iPad, but I just don't think a desktop is right for me. I'm replacing a 15" MBP that is about 5 years old.

    I'm leaning towards the Air, but the Pro obviously has the better processor. For my needs, will I even notice a difference? :confused:

    Refurbished MacBook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Originally released July 2011
    13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    4GB memory
    128GB flash storage
    Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
    FaceTime camera
    Intel HD Graphics 3000


    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel i5
    Originally released October 2011
    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2011
    New York
    For web browsing and iPhoto the processor is not going to make a difference. The 128gb SSD will compensate for that. Get the Air, more portability and more than enough power to handle basic computer use.
  3. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    128GB isn't very much storage. Hopefully you don't mind using an external drive. Other than that, get the Air.
  4. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2012
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Also agreed on the Air unless you really want the ports and expansion that the Pro has.

    The stock Air will actually feel faster than the stock Macbook Pro because of the SSD.
  6. ijen0311 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009

    Looks like my current laptop has 80GB which I haven't filled yet, so I think I'd be ok.
  7. ijen0311 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
    Just ordered the refurb Air and put the ol' boy up on Craigslist. Thanks all! :D
  8. mattkilla420 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    san diego
    awesome! like others said, the ssd will make the computer seem if not actually faster especially opening apps (office, web, iphoto, itunes almost instant) and start up time. its insane the quickness of the ssd.

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