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    Sep 17, 2009
    should i wait or not??
    ok guys here's the deal... i'm dying to get my first MacBook... now there are to options, 1 MBA and 2 is MBP 15"... about the same price $1799 but clearly the MBP is better...but to be honest i want the Air more...ALOT more...
    but here are my problems... if i get the MacBook Pro, i will always know that i bought a better laptop but will always "regret" my decision because i didnt get the Air, yes..i'm that kind of guy who wants only what he has in mind no matter what it is...
    on the other hand, if i get the MBA 2.1 GHz i'm afraid that a new one will be launched in the few weeks to come...and possibly a little less expensive than the current one then i would really kill myself...

    i want it NOT for gaming although power would be great, next year i'm starting school and the laptop that i use right now (acer 5920G) is for my brother and he's getting back to Italy in about 2 weeks to continue his studies...i'll be left with only an old...very old PC that hardly connects to the i'll need another computer for now, and maybe get another Box for gaming or intensive work... so which one should i consider??? please any help will be much appreciated.

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    Member Since
    Aug 17, 2010
    Birmingham/Cambridge, UK
    Macbook Pro 5,5
    If you are after power there is no doubt that a MBP would be your ideal choice. However if you are looking for portability then the Air would be the better choice. It really does come down to you and your personal preference, at the end of the day you know your needs better than anyone else.

    According to the buyers guide on Mac Rumours, they would suggest against buying an Air since there will be an update soon enough.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra

    My advice: Avoid the MBA. They're almost impossible to do any kind of upgrading. You can not upgrade the memory for example - what you see is what you got. You can't even replace the memory because it's soldered to the logic board. No optical drive. And you can't use just any external optical drive, it has to be Apple's.

    For the price of the high end MBA, you could buy a MacBook and an iPad.

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