Worth it? 2009 15" MBP to new 13" MBA 256GB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by katyoshi, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. katyoshi macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2009
    Honolulu, HI
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    I'm debating whether or not it'll be worth it for me to jump ship to a MacBook air 13" 256GB i5/i7 from my previous 2009 15" MacBook pro (specs in my signature). I was going to give my mom the 15" mbp before I leave for military commissioned officers training and use it for the next 2-3 years. I mainly used the 15" mbp for graduate school work (ppts, research, papers) and media consumption as I'm not a programmer or graphics designer. I plan to enter doctorate school after 3 years of service and plan to use the computer there too obviously. Do you guys think it'll be a worth it move considering I have all these apple devices in my sig? I know it's up to me but I want opinions please. I can afford it and I really want the MBA but
    Trying to figure out if if it'll be a bad investment?
  2. IdleWanderlust macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
    Sounds like for your needs you will probably see a benefit of not having to carry as heavy a machine around and speed performances when doing day to day tasks. The down side will be watching videos and or playing games since the Air used shared system memory and a less powerful graphics card you may see some slow down and choppiness when using HD video.

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