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    Jul 20, 2012
    Mid-2009 Macbook Pro vs. June-2012 Macbook Air
    I have a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8Gb Ram, 250 GB HHD. I'm very interested in upgrading to a June-2012 Macbook Air 13' 1.8Ghz, 8Gb Ram, 128 GB SSD. Would I see an increase/decrease in performance? I'm only a basic user that does primarily web browsing and *light* gaming. I'm also a student so portability is very important to me.

    Thanks for the advice!

    Also, what would my macbook pro sell for?

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    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    No contest. The 2012 Air is easily going to outperform the 2009 MBP.

    As far as seeing what your 2009 MBP is worth, go here: LINK

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    Jun 18, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    2010 MacBook Air 4 GB, 128 SSD
    Have you thought about just replacing your HDD with an SSD. Since you are a student, it will probably be much cheaper than selling your MBP at a loss and buying a MBA. Everything I've read shows that people that have upgraded older Macs with an SSD, have seen significant jumps in performance.

    I have a 2009 24" iMac as well as a 2010 13" MBA. I plan on replacing the HDD in the iMac with an SSD, when the time comes, rather than spending ton to get a newer iMac. Good luck!

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