Welp, I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and get a 13" MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by duelingdragons, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    I sold my 2010 13" yesterday, with hopes of a 13" with a 1440x900 screen.
    Low and behold, that didn't happen.

    So all day I've been torn between buying a 13" MBP or 13" MBA.

    After weighing my options, I figured the MBP would probably be the more sensible choice. The MBA would cost more, I would be sacrificing storage space and memory, and it includes a C2D processor that is badly outdated.

    Basically I made this thread to talk it through to myself. Lol. Reflections?
     
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  3. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    IF the MBP 13" had the 1440x900 screen I'd be buying one today.. now I don't know what to do. Eyeing those 15" i5's in the refurb store though.
     
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  5. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Haha, well the 13" mba would feels much faster then a mbp 13, due to ssd. the mbp 13" bottlenecks heavily because of the 5400rpm slow hdd.

    if you are just doing light task, you will never notice the difference between a core 2 duo and sandy bridge.

    i would never buy the new 13" its just crapware
     
  6. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    My first mac was the aluminum 13 inch 2008 macbook right before they changed the name to macbook pro. I think it was a good entry level mac but It was one of those things that I only needed to experience once. Now I have a 15 inch MBP and I don't think I'd ever go back to the 13 inch as my main machine. Those 11inch Airs are looking pretty good though, for travel purposes :rolleyes:
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...why don't you see what price drops happen to the 2010 machines... I'm waiting to see what happens at our on base PX before I decide what to get.

    I really like the 11" MBA but the battery life barely gets me a day with shutting down when not in use.

    If Sandy bridge will get that battery life up to 7 hours rated, I think the trade for the nVidia 320m would be worth it as I game on my Xbox or my x6 AMD build and just like the MBA for portability!
     
  8. John.B macrumors 601

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    13" MBA w/ 2.13GHz C2D, 1440x900 display, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM and an external superdrive = $1,878

    13" MBP w/ 2.3GHz i5, 1280x800 display, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM and the built-in superdrive = $1,849

    I'm not helping, am I? :)

    (If the MBA had the new Thunderbolt port, I'd buy that in a heartbeat!)
     
  9. jtap macrumors member

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    I bought the lowend 13" today w/ 500GB hd option. I was really hoping that at least the 15" would have the SSD/HDD hybrid and I would have bought the lowend 15 instead. However, due to the fact that most of my work will still be done on the iMac I opted for the lowend 13.

    I really debated on whether to get the MBA instead, to the point where I had each in its own tab and was seriously just going to randomly pick one, haha. But in the end the C2D and limited HD space on the Airs made me go with the MBP. I will probably install an SSD drive myself in a few months if I need it and when prices go down a bit.

    I am sure I will be happy with it, can't wait for it to arrive!! This being my first actual laptop in like 10 years it will be a great feeling to be able to *gasp* work outside!! :)
     

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