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| p.1 #1 · 13 inch 2013 Macbook Air vs 13 inch Macbook Pro for Lightroom |
I am hoping for some advice on what new laptop to buy.
I currently have a 15 inch 2009 Macbook Pro. I don't use it much any longer - the wife mostly uses it now, but I use it for some basic Lightroom work while travelling.
We're planning to buy a new one, but I can decide whether to buy the new macbook air or go for a macbook pro 13 inch. As far as I can see there isn't much difference with regards to the price between an i7 8gb ram mba and and a 13 inch retina mbp.
The resolution of the rMBP is tempting, but it will be about $150 more expensive and it won't have as good battery time as the MBA.
I guess what I am really asking are these two questions - performance wise (apart from battery time) will there be much difference between the 2009 MBP and the 2013 MBA, and will the more powerful CPU of the rMPB make much difference with Lightroom compared to the MBA? Both will have SSD and 8gb Ram
I am aware that the 13 inch monitor probably is too small for any serious work, on both the MBA and the rMBP, but I will only be using it for a couple weeks every year, so it's mostly just a backup for me.