Originally Posted by gerald apple
I have to know asap as apple wants to give me a brand new either MBA 11inch or MBP 13 inch the one I have where I had a lemon from day on. Logic Board failed in one month,Power Adopter defective,Battery draining to fast, and the hard drive not good. This after 6 1/2 months of ownership.truthfully what would you do in this case? thanks ga
Well in that scenario, they probably wouldn't give you a new MBP even if there was an update soon. It has happened to people before but I'd doubt it. This means you either get one of the MBA machines or the soon-to-be-updated MBP.
For myself, I'd go for the MBP simply because I use Firewire 800 and would rather have a machine that go take 8GB RAM, user-replaceble HDDs etc.
For you though, I'd suggest the MBA with SSD would be the better choice here. You will really notice the difference launching the apps you use and it will seem like a very smooth experience. You never have to turn the machine off and it's very light.
If you have to choose between the 11" and the 13", I'd say for the creative writing and photos, the 13" will be better for you.
To put it concisely:
the 13" MBP is heavier and offers you little to no performance increase you will notice while having a slower drive in it
the 11" MBA processors are quite slow in the base model and the screen is quite short so it will be harder to use for portrait photos and writing
the 13" MBA gives you the SSD speed, is light and has the same screen size you are used to
Just make sure they give you the current generation MBA and not last generation.