The last 14 months, I have been using a i7 15-inch Macbook Pro for work. I instantly fell in love with the machine, the brand and became a total Apple Fangirl. Yes, Team Apple for me, but I will say the rest of my family is lovers of the good ol’ Windows.
For everyday blogging, photo editing and video creation – I use a 27 inch iMac. It’s served me well since Christmas, but wanting something to use for personal projects on the go, it was time for me to purchase a laptop.
To Purchase a Macbook Air or a Macbook Pro?
I have been eyeing the Macbook Air since the release. The thin, light-weight body and solid state hard drive was screaming my name. In May I stumbled upon an open-box deal at Best Buy. We were on the look out for a laptop for my husband at the time, so I snapped it up. The machine was pretty. But my husband, a non-Apple lover – didn’t want it. And knowing we were having a fourth child, I thought it best to just take it back if he didn’t care to use regularly.
Now that I personally needed a laptop, the Macbook Air was my first choice. But then I started thinking practicality what is it I need and what will I be using this for and most important, how much was I willing to pay.
At the end of the day, while I know I can purchase an external hard drive for the Macbook Air – I take a LOT of photos. These are major memory suckers. A Macbook Air PLUS external hard drive, was NO where near as sexy as just the Macbook Air.
My final decision was to go with the 13 inch MacBook Pro.
The machine is a beauty. The screen size is perfect and much prefer it over the 15 inch that I use for work.
I can easily slide the Mac into my bag and be on my way. It weighs in at around 5 lbs and is a solid piece of fabulousness.
The thing I am most excited about is now my kids have a Mac to play on. My Big Mac as I call the 27 inch, is in my office and try to keep them away. I think my husband is fearing that they too will become Apple fanatics, leaving him all alone in his PC world.
Watch for reviews of the toys I’ve purchased for the MacBook Pro next week.