I'm a decorator, I recently purchased the macbook air and now I'm wondering if the Macbook Pro with Retina is better.
I also own an IPAD...which I still need to learn how to use it's full capacity.
I'm not very good with computers and recently switched over to Mac from a PC. Everything is still new to me and I look forward in learning more about how I can use a Mac to help me in my line of business.
I enjoy editing my own photos and may consider Aperture once I become a little more familiar with Mac.
On my PC I used Publisher and I would like to learn how to do similar work on my mac. IE...create newsletters, email blasts, brochures, before and after shots etc. I also would like to purchase and learn a design program that would allow me to create floor plans with perspectives etc. Similar to chief Architect home designer suite.
I chose the Air based on it's weight (which I love) and all the features that Apple presented to me. After noticing the Mac book Pro with retina display I began debating whether or not I made the wrong choice. The images were amazing!
I travel around 4-7x a year and I don't travel light, however, there's always the option for bags on wheels. I find the 13" screen is too small for me and I 'm still not very savvy at using the larger monitor with my laptop when I'm in my office. I am very happy I switched over to Mac. but considering I have an IPAD and the programs I would like to learn, did I make the wrong choice choosing the air?
- Asked by Sandra D from Brampton
- Nov 1, 2013
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1 Answer from the Community
Once you've got used to using a Mac you'll wonder why you didn't make the change sooner. I did a few years back and haven't looked back since. Last year I bought a MacBook Air and I found myself asking the same question as you once Apple announce the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I switched and I can honestly say it is the best decision I made. I had the 13" MacBook Air and moved to the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display and I think that the display size is perfect. The retina display makes such a difference especially for reading.
If you are not doing too many intensive tasks then I believe you should go for the 13" retina. This should be brilliant for editing pictures and you won't notice the extra weight. If you have an iPad then having a Mac with a screen which is as good really helps.
I'm not sure the Air was the wrong choice but most likely the logical choice at the time. Even with what I have said the Air should still offer you good capabilities in terms of editing images but I do think you would benefit from the extra power of the pro and the better screen quality.
It is up to you of course but I wouldn't go for the 15" Retina as I believe you wouldn't use it's power. Of course if money isn't an issue then get the 15" if the you really are looking for the extra 2" of screen.
- Answered by Ryan M
- Nov 4, 2013
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