Which is the better computer/deal?

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  1. TSX, Feb 13, 2013
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    TSX macrumors 68030

    TSX

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    Which is the better computer/deal? Less than $100 dollars price between the two. I know the pro has better specs but how much better is it?

    13" MacBook Air:
    2.0GHz Intel Dual-Core Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB Flash Storage
    $1471

    or

    13" MacBook pro:
    2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    128GB Flash Storage
    $1563
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Need more specs to decide, what year is each machine? And what size Air and Pro? 11, 13, 15 17"?
     
  3. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502

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    I'd take the air. Double the SSD space. That to me is the dealbreaker in my mind.
     
  4. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    New models and both 13".
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Probably the Air for the better screen resolution. But the Pro can be upgraded to 16GB ram and much better SSD
     
  6. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Better screen res, than the retina pro?
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    no - but your post doesn't not specifically say its a 13" Macbook Pro Retina. He assumed you were talking about a classic MBP which has a lower res than the Air.
     
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Correcto. Air over cMBP
    rMBP over Air
     
  9. kyussmondo macrumors member

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    I would go for the MacBook Pro without an SSD and then buy a third party SSD. The MacBook Pros still seem to offer better value for money over the Air. The extra size and weight really hasn't been an issue for me.
     
  10. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

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    200 cheaper and double the storage.
     

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  11. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

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    do you drive a TSX?
     
  12. TSX thread starter macrumors 68030

    TSX

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    Thats my fault for not mentioning it.
    Yes

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    How much better of a machine is the 2.9 over the 2.5 rMBP?
     
  13. iPhonesandMacs macrumors regular

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    LoL me too, I drive a 06 Premium white pearl 6 speed, Black leather, Navi
     

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