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13-inch MacBook Air vs. 13-inch MacBook Pro

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Nov 26, 2012 12:53 PM

So, I'm an 11th grader, searching for my first MacBook, but I can't decide between the 13-inch Air or the 13-inch Pro (not the one with retina display). I was planning on upgrading them to make them both an 8GB, and keeping their hard drives/storage space exactly the same (i.e. I would keep the Air at 128gb Flash Storage, and the Pro at 500gb Serial ATA hard drive). I would be using these just for everyday use, like doing homework, using the internet, listening to music, etc. I don't plan on playing games on them.

I just have a few questions.

1. Which storage is better? And how much storage does the better one have?

2. Which one is faster when it comes to opening apps and things like that?

3. Do they lag?

4. Do the batteries last as long as they say they do?

5. I know the Air has somewhat of an anti-glare screen, does the MacBook Pro glare really bad?

6. Also, the Air has better resolution, but can you really tell the difference between the two when just looking at them?

7. What are the pros and cons of both?


Thank you!


PS. I won't be carrying this around much at all, maybe around in the house or when I go on vacation but that would be it.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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