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DOGmotion says


I recommend you to buy notebook with Windows.
You will not be less professional if you don’t use apple products.

Unfortunately I can’t agree with this. I have a lot of different Windows Notebooks for work, I have different PCs for games and works, I have android and windows tablets and mobile phones. I tryied everything of this (and not just for fun, for work too). So I have big experience as web developer/designer with all of this staff.

Now I have different iPads, iPhones, iPods, Macbooks, iMacs (we need this for work and testing). I can say that if you are designer or programmer Apple products the best for you (if you like it of course and if you Apple fun). Windows is buggy, unconvinuent. Apple products give some stimulus for you when you work on apple products. We start earned more when we changed all our staff to Apple products. They looks briliant, they work briliant, but of course they cost much more than Windows based staff.

MacOS is very convinuent and fast for designers and developers. You will not get BSOD when you near to finish your new theme code :)
Oh, so you are more professional, because you use Apple products. May be I must buy 1000 macbooks and I’ll become superman. =)
You as web developer can work on Commodore 64. You can write and create design even on paper. And you don’t be less professional. Yes, It’s not comfortable, but you don’t lose your knowledge, experience and so on. Apple give you only a tool, nothing more.


wrong attitude completely. The correct one would be buy a Macbook of some sort and bootcamp Windows on it so you can develop for and can function on both platforms.
LOL. Of course, It’s brilliant idea to buy Macbook Air, install Windows, and use on it Maya! Man, you made my day!
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uziiuzair says

Okay I guess this thread went a little toooo off track :p

Everyone, I need help choosing between Air or Pro only :p

I would be using a Mac Pro in my Uni but for home purposes, I need to find a Mac.
I currently have A Windows PC, I also have another for Ubuntu. Along with an Alienware that I use for random gaming. But I want to shift to Apple. I’m not looking for professional work. I design websites for fun, ThemeForest is not my job, neither is Freelancing. My only two choices currently are Macbook Air or Macbook Pro. Nothing else.

As some of you have suggested The MacBook Air is okay for Animation, but rendering would take time. And on the other hand, Macbook Pro seems to have a higher processing power, but is it worth investing in a MBP when I would have a Mac Pro for school work when ever I want?

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Creattive says

And on the other hand, Macbook Pro seems to have a higher processing power, but is it worth investing in a MBP when I would have a Mac Pro for school work when ever I want?

You can ask the same question with a MacBook Air. If you can use Mac Pros for work whenever you want, is it worth the invest in another machine although you already have an alienware?.

I think the people here already gave you enough information of the individual strengths and weaknesses of each machine.

If you say you want a portable lightweight macbook to alwas carry with you, but not do big tasks with it, then Air. If you want to have the ability to work on your projects in a better speed and don’t care the size and weight, then go Pro.

It is really a decision you have to make. I would use neither of these machines for Maya.

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uziiuzair says

You can ask the same question with a MacBook Air. If you can use Mac Pros for work whenever you want, is it worth the invest in another machine although you already have an alienware?.

As mentioned, the Mac Pros would be at my Uni, so working at home. I think I would go with the MBP. (I dont like my alienware :( Giving it to my younger brother :p )

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digitalimpact says

If you can afford it get a MacBook Pro Retina Display.

I second this, best laptop I EVER bought.

Of course, it’s not just the hardware that rocks, but also the ecosystem (OS, apps, community). Get a MBPr if you can, totally worth it ;)

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Condor5 says

You should definitely get the Macbook Pro. Better value in the long run

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DOGmotion says

Okay I guess this thread went a little toooo off track :p

Everyone, I need help choosing between Air or Pro only :p

I would be using a Mac Pro in my Uni but for home purposes, I need to find a Mac.
I currently have A Windows PC, I also have another for Ubuntu. Along with an Alienware that I use for random gaming. But I want to shift to Apple. I’m not looking for professional work. I design websites for fun, ThemeForest is not my job, neither is Freelancing. My only two choices currently are Macbook Air or Macbook Pro. Nothing else.

As some of you have suggested The MacBook Air is okay for Animation, but rendering would take time. And on the other hand, Macbook Pro seems to have a higher processing power, but is it worth investing in a MBP when I would have a Mac Pro for school work when ever I want?

If you choose Air, forget about Maya, forget about any 3D and video program.
Yes, you will open Maya in Air, but work… no, no, no. It will be a pain.

Creattive is right, don’t listen to people who work with text and photoshop. 3D and especially 3D animation is another world, where you need much more power.

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uziiuzair says

If you choose Air, forget about Maya, forget about any 3D and video program.
Yes, you will open Maya in Air, but work… no, no, no. It will be a pain.

Creattive is right, don’t listen to people who work with text and photoshop. 3D and especially 3D animation is another world, where you need much more power.

Makes sense, Thanks :)

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GraficAndMedia says

If you want to do 3D stuff, go for the 15 Inch Retina model with graphic cards.

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OriginalEXE says

+1 for Pro (retina), got myself one last month and it’s awesome.

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