will you sell your MBA for a 2012 MBP?

Eggtastic

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i currently have the 11" MBA. I love this machine. For my needs it is perfect. I paired it with a Dell 23" display and it works great. My only gripe is the battery life, so considering doing a major overhaul to my computer set up if the price and specs of the newly released MBP are right...

as the title states, will you be selling your MBA for a new MBP come june?

reasons?

Thanks.
 

KylePowers

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Went from a 2011 11in MBA to a 2011 13in MBA. I like the mockups of the 2012 pro and would like to transition to the 13in MBP, but it looks like it might get dropped and we'll only have the 2012 13in MBA... Maybe

The upgradability and HD FaceTime camera appeal to me most, but I guess we'll just have to see what Apple brings us this summer =|
 

Aksta

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Yeah I will be giving my 13 MacBook air to my sister and buying a new 15" MacBook pro. The MacBook air just can't handle flash and an external display at the same time. Hopefully the new MacBooks can handle flash content without the fans going crazy

I've also liked the idea of having dual monitors, preferably 2 x 27 inch screens, and the macbook air only supports 1.
 
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GD0X

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sold my 2011 base 13.3" 3 weeks ago.

I love the size of the 13.3" but I probably get the 2012 15" refresh for the dedicated graphics, and more screen real estate.
 

applefanDrew

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Yeah I will be giving my 13 MacBook air to my sister and buying a new 15" MacBook pro. The MacBook air just can't handle flash and an external display at the same time. Hopefully the new MacBooks can handle flash content without the fans going crazy

I've also liked the idea of having dual monitors, preferably 2 x 27 inch screens, and the macbook air only supports 1.

That's more a problem with flash rather than the notebook. Flash for Mac is pathetic.
 

theSeb

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I'll definitely be buying a new mac this year, but I don't think I'll be replacing my 2011 MBA. It still works perfectly fine and does what I need it to do.
 

Oli3000

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I have a 2010 13.3" MBA ultimate, and apart from it being a little slow at times it is pretty much perfect.

If they release a new thin 13" MBP I might change, but I won't go to a 15" unless it's stunning and lightweight, as I don't need the extra size, and don't want to lose the portability!

I would love the new MBAs to have better graphics and gorilla glass more than anything really!
 

drsox

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Yes, possibly. It depends on whether the new MBPs have a much faster LAN device than the MBA WiFi (think 802.11ac) and/or a USB3-GbLAN adaptor and/or a TB-GbLAN adaptor.

If the 15in version does, then I'll upgrade from a 13in 2011 MBA to 15in 2012 MBP and put an SSD in it.

It also depends on the weight and the angle of the case. The MBA is the easiest to work with due to both these factors.
 

intervenient

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Most likely. My base 11 2010 hasn't been quite as snappy as usual. Hopefully the MCP 13 will get dedicated graphics and a matte option, otherwise I'll spring for the 15.
 

KPOM

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The 15" Pro is just too big for me. I used to have a 13" Air and if the 13" Pro is retained and gets the Retina Display treatment, I might consider it if the next 11.6" Air does not.
 

NewbieCanada

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sold my 2011 base 13.3" 3 weeks ago.

I love the size of the 13.3" but I probably get the 2012 15" refresh for the dedicated graphics, and more screen real estate.
Me too, provided there's not too much of a difference.

Current MBA13: 12.8 in wide × 8.94 in deep × 0.68 in high, 2.96 lb

Current MBP15: 14.35 in wide × 9.82 in deep × 0.95 in high, 5.6 lb

What I'd like to see on the new MBP (or smaller, lighter):

13.8 in wide (smaller bezel)

9.5 in deep (smaller bezel)

.75 in high, 4 lb
 

questioner76

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I sold my 13" Macbook Air last week in anticipation of the new pros. I think I might get the 15" pro assuming the display is a big upgrade and Apple is able to make it thinner and lighter.

I had the 11" Air and then upgraded to the 13". I didn't like the small storage capacity and the screen resolution seemed poor compared to my iphone and new iPad. Plus, I'm thinking it will be a mostly at home machine with occasional (once a month) travel usage. Hence, I think the bigger screen, storage, and better performance will be worth the weight and size tradeoff. We'll see!
 

onthecouchagain

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For now, it's a no, but I'm sure when it's revealed, I'll be awfully tempted.

Not to mention, every accessory I have is meant for the 13" Air. BookArc Air, messenger bag specifically for 13", and sleeve too for 13".

Those things would just be wasted. :(

Still, I'm excited as hell for what the new MBP 15" will bring...
 

Dunbar

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No, although I'd be somewhat tempted if the next MBA got a retina display. A MBP would be a step backwards in weight and portability. And I don't need any of the extra performance the MBP offers.
 

KohPhiPhi

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I will certainly buy the 13" upon refresh, either MBA or MBP (I like both). I will take a look at the specs and then decide. If the specs are similar (like in 2011), I will choose the MBA for extra mobility.
 

robanga

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Can't imagine going back to a non-Air form factor now. Unless the MBP is essentially as thin and the two merge.
 

Ingot

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Can't imagine going back to a non-Air form factor now. Unless the MBP is essentially as thin and the two merge.
That is the way I feel. I have a late 2009 ibeast that can handle most heavy stuff. An air would be sufficient for my needs instead of a MBP. Even with that I really tend to use the heck out of my iPhone 4S. So really I wouldn't use an air that much. But it is a nice toy to have.
 

onthecouchagain

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It'll be really interesting to see how thin and light they can manage to transform the 15" MBP into. If they can achieve both those features, and keep good/improve battery life, it'll be a big winner.
 
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