Macbook Air 2013 vs Macbook Pro Retina late 2013
My windows machine recently died on me after 5 years. It's time for me to get a new laptop. Unfortunately, I cannot stand windows 8; so that is not an option. Both of my brothers have macbooks and after using theirs, I have decided to jump ship. I just need to help deciding which one I want to get. I would love some input on helping me decide!
Uses: youtube, itunes, netflix, email, web browsing, social networks, word, excel, light photo editing.
I have looked at both at the apple store- I love the slim and light form factor of the Air ( I know that the Pro is almost as thin and light as the air now), but I also love the retina display of the MBPro for looking at my photos. I'm not sure if I would value the battery life of the Air or the display of the Pro more.
If I got the Air I would configure it as follows: 13in, i7 1.7, 256gb, 4gb ram (I probably don't need the i7 but I like the feeling of having a little extra power if I need it)
If I got the Pro I would configure it as follows: 13in, i5 2.4, 256gb, 8gb ram (I want the 256gb storage and the base model comes with 8gb ram)
After my student discount, the Prices would be:
As you can see, they are almost identical in price which is why I'm having such a hard time deciding.
Anyone have any suggestions or possible other configurations they would recommend? Thanks