Should I get a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air?

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I will be using the laptop for both personal and business.

Personal: Just normal stuff... Internet usage, and using a few programs from time to time.

Business: I run my own business, and need to run Windows on my mac. So I'll be using Virtual Box, and running Windows 7 in it. Meanwhile will be needing to run a few major programs for my business.

So what do you think? Do I need a Macbook Pro or can I get away with an Air?
 
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I think the Pro would be a better option because you will be running windows hard drive space would be an issue on the Air.
 
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15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11” MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
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I have both and use Parallels on my Pro with 8 gig of memory and 500 gig 7200 RPM HDD. For work.

I use my Air for home and day to day personal use.
 
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Mac Pro (2019) 3.3 ghz 12-Core 96GB mem Vega Pro II
I would go with the pro - if you don't need ultra light weight you have more flexibility, can play dvds and cds, and will have a lot more drive space.
 
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Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
+1 for the Pro. The ability to upgrade the ram, larger HD, and an optical drive are all better in the long run imo.
 
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I have been back and forth with this for 2 months. Im going with the air because of the lightweight and the fact that 4 gig of ram is fine for my needs, I will make an 80 gig partition for windows, the rest will be my osx side of things, and save to external hds.

I am ordering a superdrive with my mba. Plus, the usb drives are so cheap now, I could have 64gb of space just there for different things.

plus the MBA is just so pretty! how can you not go with it! ha ha
 

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