How much power do I need?

baconlover102

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I'm looking for a new Macbook for programming. I plan on doing little projects with multiple languages. I'm wondering what specs should I get and should I get the macbook air or pro? If I forgot anything let me know.
 

Alex R

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Programming doesn't need a lot of power, so a Macbook Air would be powerful enough.
You have basically 2 options. A 13" Macbook Air with 256gb SSD and 8gb of Ram, or a 13" Macbook Pro with 256gb SSD and 8GB of ram.
Macbook Pro has much better screen, a little bit faster, and it's a bit thicker and has worse battery life than the Air, and it's $1500
Macbook Air has a much better battery life, it's thinner, but it's a little bit slower and the screen isn't retina, but it's also $200 cheaper at $1300
 

Alex R

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Mar 22, 2015
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Programming doesn't need a lot of power, so a Macbook Air would be powerful enough.
You have basically 2 options. A 13" Macbook Air with 256gb SSD and 8gb of Ram, or a 13" Macbook Pro with 256gb SSD and 8GB of ram.
Macbook Pro has much better screen, a little bit faster, and it's a bit thicker and has worse battery life than the Air, and it's $1500
Macbook Air has a much better battery life, it's thinner, but it's a little bit slower and the screen isn't retina, but it's also $200 cheaper at $1300
 

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