1. LiilPagla's Avatar
    I want to buy a new macbook for my programming related work, so need help which one i should buy Air or Pro

    any suggestions ?
    10-20-2016 12:37 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I recommend the MacBook Pro.
    10-20-2016 06:04 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    I would also wait to see what's announced next week
    10-20-2016 06:11 PM
  4. nikkimd11's Avatar
    I want to buy a new macbook for my programming related work, so need help which one i should buy Air or Pro

    any suggestions ?
    Definitely recommend the MacBook Pro unless your Ina strict budget, MacBook Air is less expensive.
    10-20-2016 06:11 PM
  5. naterudd's Avatar
    I would recommend the Pro for the retina display. If you can afford it, I would go for it.
    10-20-2016 07:53 PM
  6. Bill2Bo's Avatar
    I have a 2014 air and sometimes it struggles with Xcode. Go with the pro if you can afford it.
    10-22-2016 08:35 PM
  7. TheMadTurtle's Avatar
    Buh-by MBAir...
    10-28-2016 12:47 PM
  8. nutmac's Avatar
    For development, having a larger screen is a huge help. I recommend getting 15" if budget allows (or get used or refurbished).
    10-28-2016 01:03 PM
  9. badelhas's Avatar
    If you can't afford the pro and all you do is surf the web and stuff like that, the Air will be enough. Otherwise, get the Pro!
    10-28-2016 01:28 PM
  10. hari4u's Avatar
    I own neither of them but I recommend going for the Pro model, coz what if you get into some serious professional work in the future..
    10-30-2016 09:48 AM
  11. eh-up's Avatar
    I've used both for development work but it really depends on what you are developing. That said, I find that the more screen space you can get the better as most ide's need space
    10-30-2016 12:45 PM
  12. lecrae's Avatar
    I've never owned a MacBook Pro but based on what you what to use it for I would say get the Pro! I have an Air which I love but it may not be powerful enough to do programming
    10-30-2016 03:36 PM
  13. desk1913hi's Avatar
    Is the new MacBook Pro worth it, if you are coming from a four year old iMac? I am looking to done size.
    10-30-2016 10:30 PM
  14. Vegard Svendsen's Avatar
    I would reccomend the Macbook Pro, especially the new one seems better in every way. Only negative side is the price, but I still feel that the Macbook Air should be considered a legacy product at this point.
    10-31-2016 01:50 PM
  15. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I retired my MBA 2012 when I got my iPad baby pro and my 7 Plus.
    And for the first time ever I am not lusting after the new MacBook.
    Color me shocked, lol. I feel zero need for it, my wallet is finally able to chill out and relax.
    10-31-2016 04:20 PM
  16. ry189's Avatar
    Go for the Pro. It's powerful with the latest chips yet ultraportable like the Air. The only thing you're giving away is the high price and lack of ports.
    10-31-2016 07:22 PM
  17. niharikasarma's Avatar
    I don't do any programming, but I do video editing on a regular basis. I think the MacBook Air is great for a casual user, but if you want a laptop for more heavy-duty work the Pro is the way to go. The new models look great. I've done video editing with Final Cut on a MacBook Air before and I wasn't impressed.
    11-25-2016 08:37 AM
  18. hero11's Avatar
    If you use it for work go MBP.
    11-25-2016 11:51 AM
  19. golfinggod's Avatar
    Definitely the pro. Definitely. People have complained about the new releases saying it's no longer for the 'pro' user (see: lack of ports) but it's still so, so much better than the Air.
    11-25-2016 06:35 PM
  20. kristenelaine1991's Avatar
    I personally like the macbook air because I love how slim it is. It really depends on what benefits you are looking for and what you are planning to use the laptop/computer for.
    11-25-2016 07:42 PM
  21. Xenden's Avatar
    Unless money is super tight, I'd say go MacBook Pro.
    11-25-2016 10:44 PM
  22. hudss's Avatar
    Pro i believe it's actually thinner than the air. Most likely the air will be discontinued anyway. Personally waiting on the next gen pro before upgrading. Went more memory.
    01-16-2017 10:42 AM

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