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post #11 of 19
If you want more portability go with the air, its nice and light. If you need moar powerz and battery life go with the pro. I personally love my 15" pro
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I don't know about either, but I'll suggest the the pro 13" I have an hp core i3 13.3" and I feel it's about the right size and portable while still giving laptop's standard size and up performance.

Anything smaller for me it just feels to small.
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post #13 of 19
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I don't know about either, but I'll suggest the the pro 13" I have an hp core i3 13.3" and I feel it's about the right size and portable while still giving laptop's standard size and up performance.

Anything smaller for me it just feels to small.
How about the standard macbook 13 inch
post #14 of 19
Don't understand why people here are suggesting an inferior Dell/HP/Asus laptop to a MacBook Pro!

The MBP is easily one the best constructed and performing laptops available. Wouldn't do too badly with light gaming either.

I would go with the 13" MBP, you won't regret it. The Air is quite cool, but I'd rather put that money towards the MBP.
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post #15 of 19
Macbook pro, definitely, unless you are going camping soon, and you need something to chop down trees.
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post #16 of 19
I dunno how anyone can consciously buy into this trend.
it baffles me.
post #17 of 19
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How about the standard macbook 13 inch
Well I've never owned a mac and only touched them when I need to give IT support to teachers that bring theirs, so I can only comment in the size

Like others have said, I wouldn't get the 11" mac air. I would just rather get a netbook.

I'm in love with my the 13" size of a laptop. 8Gb and i3 2.4ghz in such nice laptop size. Anything lower I think you just get close to a netbook or a netbook performance.
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post #18 of 19
Air is better but wait on the upgrade to come out
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post #19 of 19
hmm im currently using the 13 inch macbook air (2010 model) and my was using a macbook pro (2009/2010 i believe).

But it really depends what you use them for. when me and her are just browsing the web, writing papers/class and the normal pics/video watching we end up using the air because of the instant on and its light. I use the air for taking notes in class at my university since its very portable and IMO the performance is much snappyer (from moment i open the air to when its usable is less then 1-2 seconds) which is good for on the go.

But if you need power the 13 inch would be a better choise i would say. She boot camps for windows 7 on it and runs autocad, programing and such (mechanical/aero engineering stuff).

In short the air is very good for general stuff and travel. But if you need a good all around machine that has the extra power when you need it i would look into the macbook pro.
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