I am torn apart between Macbook Air and Macbook Pro!

Today marks the 1st month of my usage with my Macbook Air. I just want to say “I love it” both in terms of performance (i5) and looks. If you are torn apart between choosing the new Macbook Air 2011 or the Macbook Pro, I would like to share my experience with you.

I had a Macbook with me since the start of my university life. Just 3 months ago my Macbook gave up on me. The battery was not working and the wireless was gone. But I do not have any complain because the handy Macbook have already been at my side for a long time – 6 years.

So I decided to get a new one. I walk into Apple Store with a MacBook Pro in mind. As a previous of Apple products there is no second thought about its quality and ease of use. I walked straight towards the Macbook Pro 13 inch, thinking this is the one I am going to go for – looks, performance, quality you got it all.

But it was this point of time; I also catch a glimpse of the new Macbook Air 2011.

The first thing that truly steals my heart was it weight, and its sleekness. Than came the struggle, How about the performance? Questions like the following pops up in my mind.

Do I need a CD rom?

The last time I used a CD or DVD was about 2 years ago, where I had to burn a DVD video to my friend. But with cloud storage nowadays, I believe I can skipped the CD Rom

Solid Stated Disk is only 128GB, would that be enough?

My 6 years MacBook had only 60GB

Can I use MacBook Air for coding or wed development? (planning to learn)

I read thru this – http://mondaybynoon.com/2011/07/12/macbook-air-web-development/

Can I use MacBook Air for trading? Ie: using Parallel Desktop to run windows and run programs like MT4 for forex trading

Did not find anything online when I was doing research at the Apple Store. But I took a risk. (Now – It runs perfectly with Parallel 6 upgraded from Lion)

Will MacBook Air overheat when it multitask?

Did not find anything as well when I took the plunge. (Now – When running Parallel, the MacBook Air does heats up a bit)

Do I have to bring it around often?

Yeah. Frequently for presentation

After going through the above questions, I did a last research on its benchmark performance. FYI I did all the research on the demo Mac at the Apple Store. ( I was determine to get a MAC that day.)

From Macworld

 

From Barefeats

 

 After reading all these, spending 3 hours in Apple Store. I am a proud owner of Macbook Air 2011 🙂

 

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