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sjrh43 06-06-2013 01:43 PM

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.


Deckyon 06-06-2013 01:56 PM

this has been discussed over and over. when in doubt, go with the more powerful one.

MBP - Built for working.
MBA - built for mobility.

pigoo3 06-06-2013 02:01 PM

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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