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MacBook Pro or MacBook Air for uni?


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If I was going to uni and wanted to get a MacBook, what should I get? A MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air?

Bearing in mind I won't be doing anything 'creative' on it. I may like to play the odd game if that is possible, perhaps TF2 but nothing extreme like BF3. If that isn't possible on either then I am not too fussed. I'll be doing Politics and International Relations so I think that would give you an idea of what stuff I'll be doing on the laptop.

Probably be going for the 13" versions too.
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If you don't care about an optical drive and have no need of a large hard drive, the Air would be fine. Easy to carry around from class to class. However, if you're a gamer and in need of a larger hard drive and optical drive, the 13" MBP might be a better choice.
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If you don't care about an optical drive and have no need of a large hard drive, the Air would be fine. Easy to carry around from class to class. However, if you're a gamer and in need of a larger hard drive and optical drive, the 13" MBP might be a better choice.
I've had a look at the prices:

MacBook Air 13": 945.60
MacBook Pro 13": 859.20

Surely that would make it wiser to get a MBP instead? Or is there any real significant benefit to getting an Air over a Pro which would justify the price difference?
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