2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 8:01 PM by Network 23
jerseygoil Level 1 Level 1

What is difference between macbk pro & Mac Air besides the weight? I M a dance teacher

Needs loads and loads of music, video & photos on it. Documents also

Not sure I understand flash storage... Is this where storage is all headed on laptops etc¿


iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.5), imac22" ipad 3, iphone 4S, 10.7.4
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    You can see for yourself on Apple's website - Macbook Air - http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

     

    Macbook Pro - http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
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    The difference is in your priorities. Which one is more important to you?

    1. Thin size and light weight
    2. Overall versatility and more storage space for the price

     

    If you need #1, you get an Air. If you need #2, you get the Pro.

     

    SSD/flash storage is much faster than the old hard drives, but it's also much more expensive per gigabyte. People choose SSD because speed is more important to them than cost or capacity. But it sounds like you might prefer storage capacity.

     

    Check the capacities listed for the Air. If those are too small, or if you think it's too expensive to upgrade to the SSD capacity you need for your music and videos, then you should get a MacBook Pro with a standard hard drive instead.