Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to ben1004)
That is kind of an open question mate. I mean, the first problem is: better for what exactly? Not too sure about the 2011 models, but you can check the specs online.
But in general, Air models have a bit less processing power, NO CD/DVD reader/burner and a very light weight. On the other hand, the perceived speed of an Air model can be faster than a Pro model if the first hav a SSD drive and the second does not.
I have a MacBook Aluminum 13" (Late 2008). I have recently upgraded it with an SSD drive and 8GB Ram (this RAM size is not officialy supported by Apple for this model). I have to say that it was well worth the investment. Things are quite fast and responsive and it does not even look like my Mac has 3 years of use. SSD drives make indeed a huge difference. RAM memory also play a huge role and I think the Air models are more limited on this aspect as well. But I guess most users would do fine with 4GB of RAM (I would not recommend less than that for anyone).
On the last difference, the CD/DVD drive (Superdrive), I confess that I almost never use mine, not to mention that you can always buy a USB device as an option, so it is not something very important. On the other hand, I have been thinking about modding my MacBook with a huge HDD by replacing the superdrive with it (again, not official stuff, but well tested). There is a special tray with the superdrive size you can use to put a HDD on MacBooks. Since I "only" have 240GB on my SSD and an internal HDD is much faster than an USB option, I may end up doing that.
Well... I went a bit overboard here,
But that is my 2cts on the matter...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to ben1004)
Check the specs!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to ben1004)
It depends on the purpose! If you feel you need a laptop with a light-weight to carry around, a MacBook Air is better, but if you need it for long hours without charging a MacBook Pro is better?
What exactly is your purpose?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to onedirectioner1902)
So MacBook Air has lesser battery life? Cos' I'm searching for a fast and long lasting macbook which does not spoil easily!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to ben1004)
That's not all the MacBook Air doesn't have!
Check out the specifications on the Apple Store.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 3:11 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Wad about flash storage in MacBook air?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 4:03 AM (in response to ben1004)
Please do your own homework!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 5:35 AM (in response to ben1004)
Apart from Klaus1's comment, you can also search the forums. There have been many posts here regarding this same question. The problem is that when people start posting the same question over and over again, people get tired of posting the same answers, so you'll tend to get fewer responses.