Picking between two Macs - epitome of first world problems.
December 19, 2011 9:21 PM Subscribe
Do I want an May 2010 MacBook Pro or a new MacBook Air?
posted by hepta to technology (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm the luckiest! My mother and her partner, for Christmas, have given me two options. One is ownership of his "old" MacBook Pro which as far as I can tell is: 15' display, 500gig hard drive, immaculately cared for. Not using Lion, but that's easy to update if I want to. The other is a new MacBook Air (or any $1200ish Mac laptop).
I am currently using a 4.5 year old MacBook, that overheats, has a cracked rim, but is generally too faithful to die completely so I have been putting off getting a new one.
I am a grad student. I write, fairly regularly. I use the internet, quite a bit. I stream tv and music (netflix, 8tracks), use iTunes, torrent music. I keep my photos on my computer, Skype, and play a lot of Freecell. I have no idea which laptop would be better for me!! Would one be a more student-y computer? Is one far superior to the other?
Also, any tips on how to prepare to transfer my whole life to a new computer (itunes?) appreciated. I realize how lucky I am for such a nice Christmas present, I just want to make the most logical choice here :)