BoDEAN, on 23 April 2012 - 16:04, said:
What were some factors that you took into account when making the decision to purchase your Air or Mac Book Pro?
I have an old windows laptop which is dead, and would like to replace that with an Apple laptop. I currently have a powerful windows desktop computer that I spend most of my computer time on when at home. I am a pilot who travels a lot, and have been using my iPAD 1 to replace my old windows laptop on the road. It has done a fine job.
I am now moving into a phase of my life where I am working on more reports for myself (MS word, but excited to try Pages). I also will be doing a lot of wordpress work and development. I am finding the iPAD is not an ideal tool for this. So I am now looking for an Apple laptop that I can take on the road, and use around the house. I've looking at 13 or 15 inch, nothing bigger than that. Would love to hear input from others. Thanks.
For me the deciding factor came down to the versatility of the Macbook Pro; which far outweighed that of the Macbook Air. For example, the Macbook Pro's contain a built in optical CD/DVD drive, which isn't used often, but at least it has one to be used for the odd time you need to burn a disc, watch a DVD, burn a data disk for file storage, etc. Also the dedicated video card is a plus for anything media involved.
So consider the relative HDD space and formats (SSD vs. Hard Disc), scene size for main use, etc.