Decision time: Retina MacBook Pro vs Air
I keep having this fight with myself in my head, when it comes to what my next computer will be. My current, 2009-model Pro is showing its age, and it’s the effects of having been dropped down a flight of stairs. There are a couple of anomalies that are now at the point that I know I have to buy something new or risk being caught off guard if it dies.
The Retina MacBook Pro is amazing. It’s no less than spectacular. There’s no argument there. But I have to question whether or not I actually need that much processing power. My daily work barely taxes my existing machine.
Then there’s the matter of price. The Air that I’d want specs out at $1,699. That gives me the dual-core i7, 8 GB of RAM and the 256 GB SSD. I really don’t need more hard drive space than that, given the accessibility and performance of external storage, plus the fact that I presently run an 80 GB main drive SSD
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