What type of Macbook should I get? Air or Pro?

I am a college student going into my second semester and my current laptop is on its last leg. I've decided that it would be best to make the investment into a Macbook but given the cost I want to make sure I get the best one for me

I primarily use my computer for writing and web surfing, but I would like to be able to play some games on it (nothing too demanding, I have consoles for those. Relatively simple ones like Portal and Fallout 1 and 2). I'm sick of always having to carry my charger everywhere and look for an outlet so long battery life would be wonderful. I read that the Air is easier to transport/lighter but if its at the cost of performance compared to the Pro I'm not sure it's worth the tradeoff for me. So I suppose I am asking just how much heavier the Pro would be

Thank you for any help on the matter!

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  • if you are a student who takes his computer to class i would say take the macbook air, but the macbook pro is more powerful... (weight is a a factor in here)

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