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13" 256GB Air or 13" Pro w/ 256GB SSD?

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Jun 19, 2012 9:04 AM

Hi all,


I'm trying to decide between a 2012 13" 256GB Air or a 13" Pro with the 256GB SSD add-on. I use my computer for basic tasks like Internet browsing, Microsoft Office, and iTunes. Don't play any games nor do I use video editing software (i.e. iMovie/Final Cut Pro). The most complex I'll ever get is having 15+ Internet tabs up at one time or downloading 25+page documents for class. Looks like the Pro will end up being over $100 more with the student discount, so I'm just wondering whether it's worth the extra money. Thanks very much.

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  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to camjg)

    It really comes down to this...


    The Pro will be slightly faster, has a built-in DVD, and is way more upgradeable. Do you want this over the portability of the Air? Can you afford the extra cost?


    There is no one over the other for everone. The decision is partially subjective, and partially objective, depending on both the users needs, and wants.

  • Phoney Calculating status...
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to camjg)

    Just got an Air and I can't believe how light it is!  Of course you can see the ads and pick it up in a store... what I mean is that the difference it makes in my computer bag is just unbelievable. I am SO happy that I'm not lugging around all that weight anymore. I really love this machine!


    I bought my wife a 13" MacBook Pro and my mother has the 13" white plastic MacBook. They're both fabulous, but I'm just extremely happy with this lightweight laptop.  I have a ton of software -- Windows 7, MS Office, etc. Performance is great. It boots in the blink of an eye.


    Sorry, I know, I probably sound like too much of a fan. I've wanted one of these for a long time, and I'm surprised, really, that it exceeds my expectations.


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