A compilation of the major differences between the two lines.
Hmm the description given by the author is so generic. Wish he had taken the time to be a bit more detailed with his comparisons.
Better battery thats totally false please visit apples website and see for yourself, thanks
Apple also states a lot other stuff like better battery life with Lion, better battery life with iOS et al. Those are just marketing gimmicks. I've checked out with my 15 and my friends 13 on Lion. On Snow Leopard, it used to be different because the MBP 13 doesn't have a discrete card. But on Lion that doesn't seem to help the 13 anymore.
It all depends on what your doing and if that screen size is sufficient enough for what you do.
At this point, the 13" MBA would probably be a good alternative to the 13" MBP. For starters, you get the higher resolution screen of the 15" (hopefully if the rumored MBP's come next year, that will change), and you get the added benefit of SSD's. Granted, you are limited on the size of SSD you can get, and a slower i5/i7, but speed-wise the SSD makes a big difference. The GPU in both the MBA and 13" MBP are the same integrated one. I would either go for the 15" MBP for a better balanced laptop or the 13" MBA for portability. I've been eyeing the MBA recently given that it pretty fast for an ultraportable and comes standard with an SSD, which not all ultraportables do.
Good info, thanks.
I play a lot of games and do some occasional video editing so I'd go for the 15"
i htink i will go with 15" bigger screen more power
15" easily. I love my 13" to death, but I do wish I had that little extra humph behind my system. but I do prefer the size of the 13" screen over the 15.
I would prefer a 17" jk that costs way too much. I would probably go for a 15" because all I want is a descrete graphics card I don't care if it has an i7 and 8GB of ram if the computer I am not looking at has a good video card I'm not getting it. Because intel HD 3000 graphics are not good enough if I want to play a game on the go. Oh well, I'm probably not going to spend even $1000 on a laptop anyway for a while seeing as how I got a nice desktop with 8GB dual 6870's and soon an 8 core cpu. Laptops just don't have as much customization as I want. I just got a $400 used hp dv7 (i3 and descrete graphics) and thats all I need.
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