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5.0 out of 5 stars macbook air 13inch vs macbook pro 13inch, March 15, 2013
This review is from: Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Personal Computers)
this review is about my personal honest experience, i am not a computer wizard.

like most of you, i had a hard time thinking which one to buy, an air or a pro. what i did is purchased the two and see which one will better suit my needs and send back the one that I won't like. so I went at my local best buy and did so. after using both products for 14days, here are my thoughts.

the macbook air looks very beautiful on the outside. it's so thin and light and can be used anywhere like a tablet. to sum things up, the MB air is more of a fashion statement than a work horse. is it faster than a pro? yes only by 10-15secs during start up. the audio quality sounds thin but loud. the pro has a deeper sound. air has higher resolution but the fonts are small. what I hate about it is the screen display color. macbook pro by far has more vivid colors and if you love to watch netflix and hd videos like me, the pro is a better choice. i like the design of the air but i'm sorry to say that it is more like a toy than a real life laptop. if you have a main computer, the air is a very good addition but if you only need an all in one computer like me to take with you, store data, watch videos, do picture and video editing and plan to use for a very long time, then the macbook pro is a better choice and for me is more sturdy. one reviewer says that the air has better screen display but I don't agree with that because i am an amateur photographer and im pretty sure i know which has the better display. in the long run you will be needing that dvd drive, the storage and ram that you can customize, the ethernet and ports that are already built in and most of all the screen display. the macbook pro still looks stunningly beautiful and is a more capable laptop. even the keyboard is better to type on. the air is super light weight but the pro still is light. we still need to use our muscles sometimes. battery life are identical 5-6 hrs.

I got more from my money on the pro and it is a better choice for me that's why I kept it and sent the air back for a refund. again this is just my personal honest opinion.
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Initial post: Oct 21, 2013 7:00:25 PM PDT
Hobbes says:
same here. MBAir has this hinge problem that won't go away. I call it the "Air Toilet seat".  Owned a new MBA for 2 weeks, returned it to Apple store for a full refund and bought the MBPro instead. MBA's light weight and SSD does not make up to the "Toilet seat" feel every time I use it. I love the MBPro for its huge HD (500GB vs 128), cinema screen, SSD and RAM cheaply upgradable, burns MP3 CD for my car without buying an apple $80 super drive... oh and one more thing: NO TOILET SEAT! (even on the newest 2013 model)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2014 9:14:04 AM PDT
"Toilet seat" feel every time I use it. I love the MBPro for its huge HD (500GB vs 128), cinema screen, SSD and RAM cheaply upgradable, burns MP3 CD for my car without buying an apple $80 super drive... oh and one more thing: NO TOILET SEAT! (even on the newest 2013 model)

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