Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to yarel_23)
1. Your question is too long and involved for me to read in detail. I skimmed it quickly.
2. Your question is a bit like asking what type of car you should purchase. It's your decision.
Having said that, I suspect you should go with the MacBook Air. It's a great machine, and should suffice.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to yarel_23)
I own both a Pro and Air..., I wouldnt part with my macbook Air (owned 3 of them) for anything. Used to repair laptops, and owned well over 100 diff. varities. As a person who generally doesnt like anything,....I love the macbook Air.
Here is an excellent video comparison between the 11” I5 vs. I7 2013 Macbook Air.
I5 vs. I7 performance 13” Macbook Air 2013
- 11.7 I5 ……11.4 I7
- 1.1 I5….1.41 I7
IMovie Import and Opt.
- 6.69 I5….5.35 I7
- 10.33 I5…8.20 I7
Final Cut Pro X
- 21.47 I5…17.71 I7
Adobe Lightroom 3 Export
- 25.8 I5….31.8 I7
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Performance
- 27.3 I5…22.6 I7
Only one moving part, ultrafast boot time SSD, the full power of laptop with the weight of an Ipad (close).
Air is the only Mac that has Haswell, 802ac wifi, and incredible 12hr. batt life in 13" I5.
Recommend buying the Air with 8gig Ram.
Pack around a regular laptop around about 20 days, then an Air, .....after that the standard laptops stays at home.
Only one moving part, the fan. No moving HD heads to crash or moving platters. Runs a LOT cooler than anything else out there (which = durability). Heater is a killer on a scale of 10X over that of accidents.
Also the AIR has far fewer parts to fail inside than a standard laptop. Really only a few replacement parts
The Air in general is faster due to the SSD, also if you have a 802ac Router (i.e. Airport Extreme) then the Air over wifi is a LOT faster than ANYTHING out there
If youre going to be dragging a notebook around campus all the time, the Air makes things a lot more lovely.
The FINAL consideration of course is your application USE, and needs regarding same (see specs and video above)