I want to buy a mac book but dont no which one to get
macbook air or macbook pro??
which one is better,
which one do you suggest
ill use it more for photoshop, fashion, photography, making videos, editing, storing pictures etc
any peoples advice would be appreciated thank you
The main differences are the price, portability and too some extent the spec.
I would really say the pro because you'll be doing a lot of editing, so an i7 would be very good, a lot of ram and having a good amount of storage and maybe the optical drive as well.
Though having a SSD makes up for the cpu in many aspects, but storage would be limited depending on the amount of cash you have, as higher storage on an Air comes at a large cost along with an i7.
Have you ever thought also about a laptop from another maker? Which would be a cheaper option if you got any budgetary issues.
Don't bother with the Air if you're going to do photoshop editing, videos and storing photos. You'll need the HDD space and the better processor. The Air won't match your needs as the processor will bottleneck you a lot.
To be honest depending how much photoshop/videos you do, I would suggest the 15" models if you can afford it for the i7 quad and gpu.
He didn't ask that. He asked about Apple computers so don't understand why this comment was necessary :s
I was wondering the same thing re OP. I'll not be using it explicitly for photo editing and such but will do some. Mostly will be used for web browsing, music editing and general office. Need it to last me at least 4 years hence why I'm going with a Macbook as have found all my PCs (especially laptops) have their performance drastically reduced within 2 years (not because I fill them with crap on the HDD )
I'm tempted to go for the Air as IMO the current Macbook Pro will be phased out next year and the Air will technologically withstand the test of time a bit better. Only problem is I'd also need an external HDD for the Air as I have an extensive media collection
^ Airbook Pro? That would make the decision so much easier if they actually existed!
If you're really into editing and photoshop I would suggest the Pro as well. They're not that heavy, I've been carrying about my old 13" MacBook for a few years and while it's a bit of a weight it's not unbearable if you have a shoulder bag with decent straps.
I don't know what your budget is, but I would go for the upper level 13" one. I think you'd benefit from the extra 4GB RAM it has (I have 4GB in my current Macbook, I use it for similar things to you and it's not enough) it has the big hard drive for storing all your stuff.
The Air wouldn't be a bad choice (if you specifically wanted something lightweight) and it has the SSD which will make it overall quicker, but I'd go for the Pro in your situation because of the RAM and HD size (but again this could be solved by buying an external hard drive in you really want an Air).
You won't regret buying a Mac, I was unsure at first when I bought mine (4 1/2 years ago) since my family are all windows windows windows, but best decision I made. I've just bought my second Mac (Retina MBP) and I don't think I could go back to windows now!
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