OT: Only funds for one, tough decision

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OT: Only funds for one, tough decision

lgreenberg
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lgreenberg
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August 5th, 2012, 7:48 pm #1

It was a tough decision I'll admit.

Yesterday I paid a visit to my local AD and sure enough there was a Zero in the case. Hadn't seen one there before and it's been in my sights for some time now as my next pick up.

Alas I only had the funds for one big purchase. The Apple store was waiting so decided to make it this instead.

Apple Thunderbolt Display & 2012 13" MacBook Air, 512/8/2.0 i7.



The Zero will have to wait a little longer.

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stockae92
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August 7th, 2012, 7:05 pm #2


Man, I still can't decide on Air vs Pro ...
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lgreenberg
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August 7th, 2012, 7:07 pm #3

What do you do with your computer?

When you say Pro are you thinking Pro with Retina or just Pro?
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August 7th, 2012, 8:41 pm #4

Its going to be pretty basic stuff: web, email, light photo and vid editing, light web programming. I always hoped I can play Starcraft 2. But I would have very limited time for game, if i can have any time at all.

For the Pro, I am going after the regular display. I have the impression that I can upgrade the RAM and HDD, while I can't do neither with the Air. I guess the ability to upgrade component may extend the service life of the machine if its called for.

And the Pro is a slightly faster machine (processing power-wise).

Either way, I would mostly use the laptop around the house and it will see very limited outdoor useage except for travel maybe twice a year.

So I don't know which one to go for?
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lgreenberg
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August 7th, 2012, 8:46 pm #5

You're correct that the internals of the Pro (both RAM and HD) can be upgraded while they can not on the Air.

However, don't let the weaker processor in the Air fool you. The SSD makes for a much spiffier experience.

If you're thinking 13" Pro have a look -http://www.primatelabs.com/blog/2012/06 ... enchmarks/
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