What should I do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KeegM480, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    So I love my 15" MacBook Pro...
    But its too heavy. I want a light laptop i dont really need the specs I have on my MacBook Pro.

    Should I get an Air? Or the 13" Retina? or Keep mine?
    I really like how thin the retina macbook pro, and the macbook air are. Agh.

    Help me haha
     
  2. triptolemus macrumors 6502

    triptolemus

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    Are you high??
     
  3. KylePowers macrumors 68000

    KylePowers

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    What do you do with your laptop? What is your budget? What year in your MacBook Pro? What are the specs are your MacBook Pro?
     
  4. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    Well, in lbs, the:

    15 Retina weighs 4.46
    13 Retina weighs 3.46
    13 Air weighs 2.96
    11 Air weighs 2.38

    So choose how low you want to go. Personally I think the 13 Air is a good compromise between weight and size.
     
  5. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    No.

    Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom/After Effects, Final Cut Pro, School, Music/Web. Budget is my MacBook Pro ($1,000 - $1,300) Late 2011, 2.2GHz Quad Core i7, 16GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, dual graphics cards.

    Hmm ok. It's a tough choice... What about getting an iPad instead?
     
  6. KylePowers macrumors 68000

    KylePowers

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    Hrmm, well you use some pretty advanced apps. Surely the 13in Air could handle them, but I'm going to go ahead and recommend the 13in rMBP. If you qualify for the education discount (you mentioned school, so I assume so), then I'd suggest the base model with 8GB of RAM, which brings the cost to $1289.

    I suggest the rMBP over the Air for a few reasons:
    • Better screen / color gamut
    • You can scale the resolution to higher than the MBA's if need be
    • Faster CPU
    • Faster GPU
    • HDMI Port
    • Additional Thunderbolt port
    Sure, it may cost $150 more or so, weigh half a pound more, and get a couple hours less battery life, but I think the advantages are worth it and could suit your needs quite nicely.
     
  7. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    Ok, I just got offered an even trade for a 13" rMBP!! 128GB, 8Gb RAM, 2.5 i5, 40 cycles on the battery
     

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