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MBP Retina hands down. Though if you want battery life, MBA. Either way, both machines are very capable.
 
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MBP Retina hands down. Though if you want battery life, MBA. Either way, both machines are very capable.

I was just saying that the 13'' macbook pro base configuration is not heaps and bounds faster than the MBA. If you're gonna step it up on the configuration of the MBPr obviously it will destroy the MBA. Both are very nice and capable. I just think the biggest difference from the MBA to the MBPr when base configuration is the resolution and the battery length time. It's all about what you need and want in the laptop. Either way all I know is you really have to think about it when forking over 1250-1500 on a laptop.
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MBP Retina hands down. Though if you want battery life, MBA. Either way, both machines are very capable.

I was just saying that the 13'' macbook pro base configuration is not heaps and bounds faster than the MBA. If you're gonna step it up on the configuration of the MBPr obviously it will destroy the MBA. Both are very nice and capable. I just think the biggest difference from the MBA to the MBPr when base configuration is the resolution and the battery length time. It's all about what you need and want in the laptop. Either way all I know is you really have to th
Ohink about it when forking over 1250-1500 on a laptop.
Oh sorry, it was late at night XD

Personally, if you are stuck between entry level machines, i would go with MBA without a second thought. Just make sure you get more RAM that you think you need as you cannot upgrade them later.
 
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i would also point out that the new pro's are incredibly thin and light compared to previous models and so the whole air vs heavy hitter is a little more scewed... i would also say that the retina display is totally worth it.. not that i need that resolution but if the air even came with a 1920x1080 i would like it a hell of a lot more.
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MBA because of the battery life

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post #16 of 19
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Screen really isn't a priority for me but the Retina display does look gorgeous is that and and better graphics worth $150 in your opinion for a student?

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i would also point out that the new pro's are incredibly thin and light compared to previous models and so the whole air vs heavy hitter is a little more scewed... i would also say that the retina display is totally worth it.. not that i need that resolution but if the air even came with a 1920x1080 i would like it a hell of a lot more.

I don't like the retina just because it "looks" better; I like it because it gives you more working space. After getting a 1080p monitor, working on lower resolution displays becomes hard to do.
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You have a point there Gunner...
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That he does
 
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post #19 of 19
I'm still too cheap to buy a retina lol... That, and you can't do RAID with them (and for some reason, I can't do RAID on standard MBP - but that's another story.)

For those of us that are too cheap and can handle some blur (aliasing?), there's a program called RDM that will allow you to use unsupported resolutions up to 3840x2160. I occasionally do 1680x1050 on my standard MBP when I'm programming and 1280x800 isn't cutting it.
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