I am planning to buy a new notebook, but I am having trouble deciding between the Macbook Air with 256 GB or 500GB and the MacBook Pro 13''. I am tired of carrying my heavy MacBook Pro 15'' so I want a real shift in portability and I will be running Mail, Safari, Calendar, Contacts, Office for Mac and Windows in Parallels for Explorer, Visio and Project. The issue is that with less money I can buy a MacBook Pro with 750GB but it is heavier and the HD is not solid state. And I am not sure that if I go for the Macbook Air with 256 GB (which is affordable) I will be able to run everything I need.
Someone that may help me decide?
Applications do not take up that much space. Here is a partial list of apps on one of my computers:
And there is more. This Applications folder is about 20gB. There are other files that come with these programs, but they take up much less space.
In sum then, you will be fine with 250 gB, of which you will take away say 30 gB for Parallels and its contents.