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Should I get a Macbook Pro Retina 2015 or Macbook Air 2015

WillT2315 2 10 December 21, 2015 at 11:48 AM in Compare (2)
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Hi all,

I am planning on buying my first macbook and was wondering if I should get a

NEW 2015 Macbook Air 4gb i5 1.6ghz 128gb flash for 600

or

NEW 2015 Macbook Pro Retina 8gb i5 2.7ghz 128gb flash for 900

I will be using the laptop primarily for entertainment, coding, studying/surfing web.

Thanks.

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where did you find a MacBook Air for 600?
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Quote from MylesGrover View Post :
where did you find a MacBook Air for 600?
Oh, I will be applying my 50 dollar edu to it and then using my new credit card statement of 150 to make it 600
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Quote from WillT2315 View Post :
Hi all,

I am planning on buying my first macbook and was wondering if I should get a

NEW 2015 Macbook Air 4gb i5 1.6ghz 128gb flash for 600

or

NEW 2015 Macbook Pro Retina 8gb i5 2.7ghz 128gb flash for 900

I will be using the laptop primarily for entertainment, coding, studying/surfing web.

Thanks.
I am using a 2015 mac book pro with retina, the screen is much more better than my wife's 2015 Mac book air. for me the mac book pro is more expensive but it worths the money
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pro better if you ysing for entertainment, coding,
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4gb is not enough for anything other than basic Web browsing. Ram is not upgradable on these. If there's any chance you'll ever be using office productivity apps, photo or video editing, you need 8gb ram.

That said, the mbp you listed is only a 2-300 more than the 8gb mba. The retina screen alone is worth this.

I have an 8gb mba and just got my wife the mbp. The weight difference is not significant. The mbp screen is exceptional.
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apple is going to be refreshing their macbook pro line early next year. I bought a macbook pro with the movers coupon 256gb for 1200 out the door after .edu movers and instant discount back in July. I'd honestly wait.
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mba only satisfies basic office work. if you are a heavy entertaning user highly recommend mac pro as it more stable and functional to multiple purpose. mba is too weak to handle big apps.

btw never buy 128gb and 4gb ram. never be enough with mac pro. at least 256mb (at least) and 8gb ram.
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Pro Retina 2015 is better than Air 2015. Screen quality is much better than Macbook AIr 2015. And you can see the difference between RAMs by yourself.
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