Which macbook? Macbook or Macbook Air for me

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  1. Kevdanclay

    Kevdanclay Banned

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    UPDATE:
    I'm getting a Macbook pro!!!! In 3 days!!!!!
    thanks to everybody that posted
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    what Macbook should i get? macbook air or just macbook?

    I want:
    bootcamp xp on it
    big trackpad
    lighted keys
    smallness
    high preformance
    SPACE!!!
    multitouch
    I DONT GAME
    I USE PHOTOSHOP ALOT

    you can see my dilemma!

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    please reply with your thought on what i should get for my b-day and the side that sounds better is the one i will get
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    What do you plan to use your MacBook for?

    For Games + Image Editing: Mac Book Pro

    For Light Gaming + Image Editing + Casual Use: Mac Book

    Casual Use + Internet Browsing + Business: Mac Book Air
  3. Hiratai

    Hiratai Banned

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    Just get an iMac.

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    I'd get an air if I was to get any laptop since I don't really do anythign and when I do it's only for about a week or so.
  4. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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  5. Chucky102

    Chucky102 Well-Known Member

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    if you're not in college, then wait and buy a MacBook Pro so you can use it for school
    if you're still in middle/high school, I would suggest a MacBook.
    if you're post college and in the business/career area then get a MacBook Air.
  6. Hiratai

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    Isn't post college, high school?
  7. evel_king

    evel_king New Member

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    If you want it real portable, get MacBook Air (No Duh!)

    If you're going to play games on it, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air will be the worst for that.

    If you need battery life, MacBook Pro or Air, they have the same battery time, while MacBook has less.

    If you're gonna do basic work on it, MacBook Air or MacBook.

    If you're gonna do more advanced work on it (Like with complicated programs like Photoshop, Aperture etc.), MacBook Pro.

    But by your criteria, MacBook Pro fits best. As far as I'm aware, it has a big trackpad with multi-touch, great performance, fairly small, and if it has Leopard, it has Boot Camp. I'm not so sure about the lighted keys though, I'm geussing it has that as well, lemme check.

    EDIT: Yup, backlit keyboard comes with MacBook Pro, and I've confirmed that it has a fairly big multi-touch trackpad. Also, since you want it small, you'll want the 15"
  8. mikesgroove

    mikesgroove New Member

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    nope. post means after in that connotation.
  9. Chucky102

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    pre = before
    post = after

    I bought a MacBook Pro for college and it served me well.
  10. BroadStBullies

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    macbook pro because it has cd slot and ethernet cable slot

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