What should i Do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by harrisone23, Feb 9, 2008.


Air, Pro or wait?

  1. Air

    8 vote(s)
  2. Pro

    5 vote(s)
  3. Wait for the new MBPs

    9 vote(s)
  1. harrisone23 macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2007
    OK, i have been waiting for a new mac laptop to come out forever!! The day the air came out I almost ordered it and Im still considering it. I no the MBP is more powerful and 15". Im going to do a little video editing; video slideshows, family trip movies etc... Or should I wait for the new MBP. These are the configs of what i would get (present day)


    2GB Ram
    250GB HD
    1TB Time Capsule


    2GB Ram
    80GB HD
    1TB Time Capsule

    Please give me some advice!!
    Thanks in advance.
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    Well to give any kind of advice, we'd really have to know how often you plan on editing those videos? Is it a once in a while kind of thing? How big are they? Are you considering the Air because you'd really like the extra portability of it, or just because it's new and glamorous? Would you be bothered by the (relative!) bulkiness of the MBP or not mind it? If you really need the power for video editing, you'll definitely want the MacBook Pro, and in that case I'd say you should wait just a little bit longer for the new ones. If you only do the video on occasion, and could really use the portability of the Air, then go for it.
  3. india349 macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Getting an MBA for video editing is shooting yourself in the foot. Consider this:

    1. Most digital camcorders are FireWire...the Air doesn't have that.

    2. If you're making slideshows and videos to share with your family, you'll probably want to burn DVDs...something you can't do with an out-of-the-box MBA.

    Honestly, getting the Pro would be a no-brainer to me. You have the advantages that I listed above, not to mention the flexibility of a larger screen, more USB, dedicated graphics and more.

    Unless you need to carry a laptop into the woods, on your back, on a bike, to do video editing, I think the weight difference between the two shouldn't matter. :D

    Get the MBP when it is updated. You won't regret it.
  4. harrisone23 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Thanks for the advice! I think ill wait it out!
  5. rowath macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2007
    Good choice, I wouldn't recommend hooking up a video camera and editing video on a MBA. Wait and get the Pro.
  6. ahaxton macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    I think the MBA is the best choice if you don't need lots of video power all the time.
  7. aiongiant macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    get the MBP if you plan to do alot of video editing often
    get MBA if you do very little video editing

    and as for the "Waiting" part all depends when you need the laptop
    if your not in a hurry then i would say wait it out
    since it's due for an upgrade soon
  8. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    I disagree

    The weight issue is big...Don't get me wrong I agree with most of what you wrote, but the MBA is so light, and you definitely notice that...I've had the MBA for a week, and I absolutely love it!! speed is fine, and I have enough space for what I need...but like most have written if you're going to be doing some video editing than wait for the MBP, but don't overlook the weight issue...I take my MBA everywhere I go now...I could not do that before with my laptop:cool:

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