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    Should i buy a macbook air and a cheap gaming pc or just a macbook pro w/ retina?

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    Should i buy a macbook air and a cheap gaming pc or just a macbook pro w/ retina?
    What is a better long term solution to my academic and video gaming needs:

    1) Macbook air + 600$ build-it-yourself gaming PC

    2) 13 inch macbook pro with retina display?

    Thanks!

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    Should i buy a macbook air and a cheap gaming pc or just a macbook pro w/ retina?
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    You didn't exactly say what your academic and video gaming needs were...but I would say Choice 1.

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    Should i buy a macbook air and a cheap gaming pc or just a macbook pro w/ retina?
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    Agree with Nick. The MacBook Air for academic use and a home built Windows machine for gaming. A good Windows gaming machine is best at what it does best - run gaming software!

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