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    I'm interested in a laptop for basic needs: email, surfing the web, music, word processing, quick load time for programs, multiple windows open at once. Taking into consideration that configuration options can be the same for both (below is what I interested in getting), would it be better to go with the Macbook Air instead the Macbook Pro w/Retina since it has a longer battery life?

    I'd like this laptop to last for 2-3 years before I would get a new one. Is the screen resolution enough of a difference to go with the retina? Or also the fact that a new model of the Air will be release this year... Thank you!

    Macbook Air: i-7, 8gb, 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

    Macbook Pro w/Retina display, i-7, 8gb, 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage


    01-11-2015 09:55 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    We get quite a few requests for purchase advice but in the end it's your money and your device. It seems you know what you want but it's a big purchase so you want us to put your mind at ease

    Retina verses weight is what your looking at for a final decision
    01-12-2015 07:11 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The Air will be fine for your needs and for the next few years. The retina screen is beautiful and once you get one, you'll never want to go back. But the Air screen is perfectly fine itself. So you need to weigh the retina screen but heavier or the Air being lighter and better battery life.
    01-12-2015 07:16 AM

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