MacBook Air 13.3 or MacBook Pro 13" with retina ?
I want to use it for school. Im also an intern at a company.But both laptops are slim and well MacBook Air does have a lot of battery time but MacBook Pro has an amazing screen and faster plus slimmer. I the extra 500$ worth it? Which am I better off with and why?
- Asked by Alberto G
- Aug 5, 2013
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1 Answer from the Community
It really depends on what you do more. If you travel frequently for school and your internship then the Air may be for you. The Macbook Pro does have the better screen, so if media consumption is something that is important to you, consider the retina display. Both are quite light and compact, and both are powerful enough for daily tasks. The Air has two advantages: it is very small making travel much easier; it also has a much better battery, so if you are at work or school and won't be able to charge all day the air may be what you need. The Retina also has two advantages: it is much more powerful, so if you perform intense computations (editing, gaming, etc.) consider the retina; of course the other advantage is the screen,if you will do a lot of document reading the clearer screen may be more comfortable not to mention it looks gorgeous. The Retina is worth the $500 if you need the sharper screen and the extra power, to an average user however it probably wouldn't make a difference if all they do is make documents and browse the internet. The Air would probably be best for you since you are just using it for school and an internship, which means gaming and videography probably aren't high on your priorities, so the air will be just powerful enough. I hope this helps!
- Answered by Case O from Nolensville
- Aug 6, 2013
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I just bought the MacBook Pro 13.3 in. Mine does not have retina and it is not the air. Which Speck SmartShell case do I buy.
- Asked by Brandy H from Las Vega
- Oct 5, 2013
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