which macbook should I purchase?

MauerFan

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I'm a college freshman in the fall and will be buying a mac. I'm debating betwen the 13 in Air and the 15 in Pro. I'm probably going into economics, and my budget is around $1900. If I went with the Pro are some of the add ons you can get online helpful? Also when are the new pros expected to be released, and what do you think they will look like?
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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I'm a college freshman in the fall and will be buying a mac. I'm debating betwen the 13 in Air and the 15 in Pro. I'm probably going into economics, and my budget is around $1900. If I went with the Pro are some of the add ons you can get online helpful? Also when are the new pros expected to be released, and what do you think they will look like?
hard to give you advice on a mac that would fill your needs if your don't list any
 

MauerFan

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I'd like something with a good amount of memory, and good speed. I'll use Office a ton, may set up a database or two for baseball statistics that I want to run, for my blog in my spare time. I'd also like a computer that's fairly light.
 

Krazy Bill

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I'd like something with a good amount of memory, and good speed. I'll use Office a ton, may set up a database or two for baseball statistics that I want to run, for my blog in my spare time. I'd also like a computer that's fairly light.
13" MacBook Air.

But if you don't need it until the fall maybe wait until the next refresh which should be here by summer at the latest.
 

dlimes13

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I'd like something with a good amount of memory, and good speed. I'll use Office a ton, may set up a database or two for baseball statistics that I want to run, for my blog in my spare time. I'd also like a computer that's fairly light.
In terms of database, MS Office for Mac does not have Access. You'd have to use Windows for databases (assuming that's what you use for databases).
 

kevink2

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I'm a college freshman in the fall and will be buying a mac. I'm debating betwen the 13 in Air and the 15 in Pro. I'm probably going into economics, and my budget is around $1900. If I went with the Pro are some of the add ons you can get online helpful? Also when are the new pros expected to be released, and what do you think they will look like?
If you want/need to run Windows in this (virtualization), then the Pro, since you can get 8GB of RAM in this. I went with the MBP in November 2010 because of the 4GB max on the Air.