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Which Apple laptop please?

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Celeriacacaca Mon 27-Jan-14 22:33:08

Air or Pro? What is main difference please? Want to be armed before going to Apple store. I need it for writing documents, emailing and web browsing. Don't want titchy screen as at age where eyes are going wrong! TIA.

PedroYoniLikesCrisps Tue 28-Jan-14 07:41:32

Are you sure you want a Mac at all? They are going to he hugely overpriced for doing the things you listed.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Tue 28-Jan-14 07:47:02

If you must get a mac, then an air would probably do all that just fine. I have a 15" pro for work and while fairly powerful with a big HD, it's not very light!

IWantToBePippiLongstocking Tue 28-Jan-14 11:02:47

Do a count of how many USB ports you want beforehand. The Air doesn't have as many as the Pro.

Southeastdweller Tue 28-Jan-14 21:24:22

Power is the main difference. The Pro is more powerful but as others have said, if you're only doing those three things then the Air is better as it's a little cheaper.

Theas18 Thu 30-Jan-14 18:47:44

just got a 13 inch basic macbook air refurb. Loving it so far. not hard to get used to, though i have bought the training package (you CAN get it with refurb but you have to ring up) as I was acutely aware that the people that would normally help me sort problems esp dh, have never used a mac.

I was told in store that the air was perfect for me, they didn't try to up sell to a retina display etc which was good but they did say if I was likely to want to tinker with upgrading memory etc get the old model 13 inch pro. You are allowed to replace/upgrade bits yourself and its "to much harder than changing the battery or SIM in a mobile phone". The old model pro is also the only one with an integral CD drive but I've just bought a neat samsung one cheaply and it's been fine.

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