Skip navigation

I'm thinking of buying my first macbook, but not sure which.

231 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 10:46 AM by Bimmer 7 Series RSS
SimonBakken Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Mar 28, 2013 5:04 AM

The main (or only) use of this mac is gonna be to gather all my music and maybe a few videos in the itunes, so i can sync all my other apple products there. As I see it, I'm standing  between the "Air: 13-inch : 256GB" or the "Pro: 13-inch: 2.5GHz". I do want one with as long lifespan as possible (not thinking of the battery, but how many years it'll approximately lasts). So I'm just wondering if someone can cast their view/opinion on my situation.

  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)

    Both are excellent machines. For myself I would get the MacBook Air and add on an external hard drive where I would keep my music / videos / photos / movies.

  • Bimmer 7 Series Level 6 Level 6 (10,265 points)

    I own both.  I have a 2012 13 Macbook Air and a late 2011 13 Inch Macbook Pro.


    I like using the MB Air when I'm travelling since it's light and can fit my backpack perfectly.  It's pretty fast too.


    For long term use however, I prefer my 13 Inch Macbook Pro for it's RAM and Hard Drive upgrade options.


    Don't get me wrong - you can upgrade the flash drive in your MB Air if you need more space - RAM however, you're stuck with what you bought.


    In my 13 Inch Macbook Pro - I have my RAM maxed out at 16GB and my original hard drive, replaced  by a 240GB Kingston Hyper X - now, I have a very fast Macbook Pro.


    As for how long it will last - it all depends on how you use it. If you don' drop it or bang it around - either one will last you long enough.  I just sold my Original 2008 Macbook Air and it was still in mint shape and battery still last a few hours.


    Too add - I also still have my late 2008 Macbook Uni - all I did was maxed out the RAM to 8GB and installed a 120GB Sandisk Extreme SSD - now it's pretty fast too.


    If you don't need the superdrive and future upgrade - go with the Macbook Air - it's light and has a better screen.


    But if you want to be able to upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive in the future and you need the superdrive - Then them 13 Inch Macbook Pro is for you.


    Good luck - and if you're not happy with your first purchase - you can always return it and exchange it within 14 days of your purchase date.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.