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[mention]gnirkatto [/mention] I feel your pain. For my M2 MacBook Air, 16GiB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, it cost me $1838.45 (academic price, including GST and PST [total tax 15.47%]). That amounts to 1255.24€.

What threw me off is the currency, so I assumed United States of America.
 

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[mention]gnirkatto [/mention] I feel your pain. For my M2 MacBook Air, 16GiB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, it cost me $1838.45 (academic price, including GST and PST [total tax 15.47%]). That amounts to 1255.24€.

What threw me off is the currency, so I assumed United States of America.
I ususally convert in USD, to make it easier for the non-Europeans who roam around here ;-)
 

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I just got a MBA 13.6” M2 8/8/8/256 (2022) yesterday in midnight. The color is gorgeous but what a finger print magnet it is waiting on my clear case to arrive tomorrow!

I also have a MBP-R 15” (early 2013) which is no longer getting updates and certain things I needed the computer to do it couldn’t because the software is older.

I’m really happy with the smaller model, it’ll be more portable without weighting a ton I also went with less storage because I don’t plan on uploading my iTunes or photo library to it, which will save 100gb of not being used
 
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I just got a MBA 13.6” M2 8/8/8/256 (2022) yesterday in midnight. The color is gorgeous but what a finger print magnet it is waiting on my clear case to arrive tomorrow!

I also have a MBP-R 15” (early 2013) which is no longer getting updates and certain things I needed the computer to do it couldn’t because the software is older.

I’m really happy with the smaller model, it’ll be more portable without weighting a ton I also went with less storage because I don’t plan on uploading my iTunes or photo library to it, which will save 100gb of not being used
Congratulations!

I’m mostly satisfied with my MacBook Air. The only pain point comes from iCloud Drive, where I lost 70GB worth of files (academic VMs) that I wanted to move to at-home storage.

macOS just kept trying again and crashing with a full drive. Then try again, with no option to cancel. Even Windows was struggling, but at least Apple has provided a cancel button on that platform.
 
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Congratulations!

I’m mostly satisfied with my MacBook Air. The only pain point comes from iCloud Drive, where I lost 70GB worth of files (academic VMs) that I wanted to move to at-home storage.

macOS just kept trying again and crashing with a full drive. Then try again, with no option to cancel. Even Windows was struggling, but at least Apple has provided a cancel button on that platform.
☺️Thank you, I'm real happy with it. Honestly, the past couple of days I've just been using it to play around ie. watch Tv, music, iMessage, email etc. In another week or so I'll prepare my taxes thru TT on it.

Wow, 70 gigs. That's a lot of info to be processed so I can see why its crashing...but that does suck👎🏽
 
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Would that be with the 10-core GPU? That's the only way I can add up to around 2000USD.
Glad that your MacBook Air fits your needs.

Follow up on mine. I use it for most of my day-to-day activities. The only things that I cannot use on it are Intel VirtualBox/VMware Fusion VMs and the TI n-Spire software (licensing restrictions).
Why not get a MBP instead ?
 

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Why not get a MBP instead ?
Because it wouldn't provide me anything more than a MBA does. A MacBook Pro runs IA-32/AMD64 VMs as well as a MacBook Air, as in "it's incapable at all".

And the price difference is massive, even today.

For a 13-inch M3 MacBook Air with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, I have to pay $2250.58.
A 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro with the same 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, it's $2712.48.

For the display difference - which is often useless in my configuration - and a couple of fans, the $450 difference is unjustifiable. I don't benefit at all from a MacBook Pro, so why waste my hard-earned money?
 
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Because it wouldn't provide me anything more than a MBA does. A MacBook Pro runs IA-32/AMD64 VMs as well as a MacBook Air, as in "it's incapable at all".

And the price difference is massive, even today.

For a 13-inch M3 MacBook Air with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, I have to pay $2250.58.
A 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro with the same 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD, it's $2712.48.

For the display difference - which is often useless in my configuration - and a couple of fans, the $450 difference is unjustifiable. I don't benefit at all from a MacBook Pro, so why waste my hard-earned money?

This is spot on! The last MBP I had for personal use was the 2017/2018 model, I believe. I use a 16 GB M1 MBP at work and it’s a beast. With that being said, I agree 100% in regard to the MBAs. They are more powerful than a lot of people think.

If I were to purchase another MacBook for personal use, it would definitely be an MBA.
 

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You really are prudent about your purchases.
Beating em to their game.

Could have got you a 16mbp by the way.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is starting at $3809.47.

If my MacBook Air is able to run VMware Fusion, PyCharm and office-style apps (Mail, Pages) like a charm (pun intended), why would I get the Pro?

I’m not a visual creative, so I do not benefit that much from a MacBook Pro.
 
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