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    MBAir vs.MBP in trade?
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    MBAir vs.MBP in trade?
    I currently have a 15" MBP 2.2 bought new feb 08. I have been offered a MBAir in equal trade that was new april 08. Owned by a lawyer that claims to have only used it once and switched to MBP's. I like both and can not decide on which one. I use my lap top mostly at home and not for heavy duty stuff. I do not use the disc drive alot. I have no is=dea how you load things dic wise on the air. I do think they look awesome but my 15 inch mbp is real nice as well. Any opinions out there...This is a local transaction...

    update: I don't know much about either the mbp or air as I only just got the pro.
    .Leo my mac kitty... 24" iMac 2.8GHz, Macbook Air 1.8GHZ/2GB/80GB, iPhone 3G 16GB White , iPod Classic 80GB, iPod Nano...
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    MBAir vs.MBP in trade?
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    for $1899 you can get a MBA with garbage specs.
    for $1899 you can get a MBP with AMAZING specs.

    clear yet?

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    MBAir vs.MBP in trade?
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    There are quite a few disadvantages to the MacBook Air. Quite frankly, I can't see any advantage in owning one over a MacBook Pro unless portability and size are of utmost importance. Among the disadvantages are:

    1. The slowest Mac in Apple's current line-up. This includes the Mac Mini.
    2. Non-upgradeable RAM (you are stuck with 2GB for the life of the machine).
    3. Smallest hard drive in the Mac line-up at 80GB or 64GB SSD. Upgrading will not be easy either as it requires a fairly obscure form-factor. Also, if it fails, finding a replacement may be very difficult out of warranty.
    4. Non-user-replaceable battery. You must take it into an Apple store for replacement.
    5. Lack of ports - there is a single USB port for any external devices. This means hooking up an external hard drive for backups will limit you to very slow transfer speeds.

    These might not be a huge deal for a lot of people, but if this is your primary computer, it can be very limiting. If you don't travel very frequently, I can't see the appeal of this model other than as a fashion statement.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    MBAir vs.MBP in trade?
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    lmao, i also remember a day when i thought to myself.. "why dont i buy a MBA and do all my music production on it!" lol.. what a fail that would've been

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    MBAir vs.MBP in trade?
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    Thanks guys I really appreciate your help. I have decided to keep the MBP. I may get an air later just to try it out but the MBP stays...again thanks!

    I like the air for the looks and portability but the MBP specs blows the air out of the water. It's a hobby of mine to try all the macs and the air is the only one I have not had in the last few years.
    .Leo my mac kitty... 24" iMac 2.8GHz, Macbook Air 1.8GHZ/2GB/80GB, iPhone 3G 16GB White , iPod Classic 80GB, iPod Nano...
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