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    Jun 06, 2013
    MacBook Pro vs Air
    Desperately need to update my mac book pro but not sure whether an air would be better.

    I have to use the Adobe creative suite but most of the other software I use is online.

    My only reservation is that I tend to use a lot of applications at the same time, ie:mail, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and I tend to have at least three different browsers open.

    I also use a second screen in the office so the screen size would not be an issue and the size and wieght if the Air would be helpful as I move around a lot.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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    Deckyon's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 06, 2011
    Louisville, KY - USA
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    this has been discussed over and over. when in doubt, go with the more powerful one.

    MBP - Built for working.
    MBA - built for mobility.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Firstly: Welcome to Mac-Forums!

    Secondly: Since you already own a MacBook Pro...then you're not a "Switcher" (the sub-forum this thread was posted in originally). A "Switcher" is someone coming from the "Windows World" probably buying their 1st Apple computer...and new to everything OS X (Thread moved to more appropriate location).

    Thirdly: One thing to be aware of...the MacBook Air's don't have dedicated graphics hardware. Given the applications you may want a new MacBook Pro with dedicated video/graphics hardware.

    Also be aware that the 13" MacBook Pro's also do not have dedicated video/graphics hardware. So to get dedicated graphics need to get a 15" MacBook Pro.


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