1. J.M.'s Avatar
    I know this is the wrong section but I need the advice of those who know computers more then I do. I'm undecided between the AIR and the PRO. I don't do a lot on the computer, surf, email, photos and itunes so I don't need the most powerful unit but i know the AIR just came out so it's technology should be good for at least the next few years. Any advice would be appreciated.
    11-20-2010 11:42 PM
  2. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    many people will say the air, but I fell you get more for your money with the pro.
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    11-20-2010 11:53 PM
  3. ebedoun's Avatar
    get the Pro.
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    11-20-2010 11:58 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Pro, no questions asked. Much better value.
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    11-21-2010 12:06 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    If you want an overpriced, inferiorly-spec'ed machine that has an incredible "coolness" factor, go with the MacBook Air. If you was a solid machine that will last you for years, spec-wise, and is still pretty awesome, go with the MacBook Pro. ... and save several hundred dollars in the process...
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    11-21-2010 12:58 AM
  6. J.M.'s Avatar
    Thanks for the advice I appreciate it.
    11-21-2010 09:15 PM
  7. vietalogy's Avatar
    pro all the way
    11-21-2010 10:38 PM
  8. MacLup's Avatar
    Pro is the best choice.
    12-07-2010 03:52 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    To show off? Air.

    To actually pull it's weight? Pro.
    12-07-2010 03:55 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    Get a pro. And I don't mean a lady of the night.
    12-07-2010 04:01 PM
  11. HyperGo's Avatar
    I have a pro ... Not impressed with the Air ... I rather get an iPad
    12-07-2010 04:14 PM
  12. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Pro! Much, much more system for the money.
    12-08-2010 07:17 PM
  13. toneofark's Avatar
    Definitely a Pro. Better yet, get a white MacBook and save more cash.
    12-09-2010 01:43 AM
  14. Petra Systems's Avatar
    Definitely a Pro. Better yet, get a white MacBook and save more cash.
    I think the same - thats why I bought it
    12-09-2010 10:16 AM
  15. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Definitely a Pro. Better yet, get a white MacBook and save more cash.
    Good idea. But if you have an extra couple hundred dollars around and want a really good machine, why not spend a bit extra and get your money's worth.

    Personally I wouldn't buy a Mac at this time. January is right around the corner and Apple may update the machines by then.
    12-09-2010 10:32 AM
  16. toneofark's Avatar
    Good idea. But if you have an extra couple hundred dollars around and want a really good machine, why not spend a bit extra and get your money's worth.

    Personally I wouldn't buy a Mac at this time. January is right around the corner and Apple may update the machines by then.
    I agree. Bought my Pro over a year ago. That's the nature of the beast, a few months after you buy a computer the shiny new models hit the shelves. I just maxed the RAM, and put in a bigger internal hard drive. I don't plan on upgrading for a few more years at least.
    12-09-2010 01:22 PM
  17. ghostface147's Avatar
    Agreed. My 17" MB Pro is 3.5 years old running a 2.4 C2D chip, maxed at 4 gigs of ram and a 500 gig 7200 rpm WD hd. Runs great and has taken a beating.
    12-09-2010 03:10 PM
  18. Cleveland's Avatar
    Definitely a pro, the air is cool and thin but that's it, the pro is definitely the way to go, when i decided it's time for an upgrade from my MacBook i'm going with the Pro
    12-09-2010 05:43 PM
  19. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Also the question is, if your an iPad owner. Do you really want another mobile device? If your in to video editing and such, why not get a desktop like the iMac, and use your iPad for "on the go" stuff. you know, have power and performance at home, and the speed and mobilelity on the go,
    12-09-2010 06:12 PM
  20. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    If you want an overpriced, inferiorly-spec'ed machine that has an incredible "coolness" factor, go with the MacBook Air. If you was a solid machine that will last you for years, spec-wise, and is still pretty awesome, go with the MacBook Pro. ... and save several hundred dollars in the process...
    Agreed, the only good thing I can see about the AIR is that it uses a solid state drive, but no CD drive.
    12-09-2010 09:42 PM
  21. toneofark's Avatar
    Agreed, the only good thing I can see about the AIR is that it uses a solid state drive, but no CD drive.
    If you really wanted to you can install an SSD in your MBP yourself.
    12-10-2010 09:39 AM
  22. 4mynikka's Avatar
    I would go with the AIR but purely because of aesthetics.
    12-10-2010 10:20 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If you really wanted to you can install an SSD in your MBP yourself.
    For the cost of upgraded SSD in this market right now...you could have seemingly INFINITE storage on a normal Macbook or MBP. 1TB internal is coming WAY down, external is already super cheap.
    12-10-2010 11:17 AM
  24. toneofark's Avatar
    For the cost of upgraded SSD in this market right now...you could have seemingly INFINITE storage on a normal Macbook or MBP. 1TB internal is coming WAY down, external is already super cheap.
    This is true. I just bought a 1TB external for CHEAP. Waiting a little bit for prices on the internal, and I'm all over it.
    12-10-2010 11:58 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Internal MB/MBP drives at 1TB are hovering around the $115-$120 mark. Amazing deal when you think of what even a 250gb drive cost as little as a year ago.
    12-10-2010 12:05 PM
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