QUOTE(cnc137 @ Jan. 29, 2012, 02:13 PM)
I went back and forth between the 13" Macbook Pro and the 13" MacBook Air for my wife. I liked also that the MBP could be upgraded to 8GB of RAM and to a different hard drive, but I liked the higher screen resolution of the MacBook Air (1440x900 compared to 1280x800). She will probably be fine with the 4GB of RAM and I wanted to upgrade the MBP to an SSD for her if I got it, so they ended up being around the same price if I did that. I got the MBA at Best Buy for $1,185 with tax and 18-months same as cash. The MBP was $1,000 at Micro Center, but a 120GB SSD drive would've been around $150, so it would've worked out to be about the same price as the Air.
I think she likes the MacBook Air but would've liked the Pro just as much. It was a tough decision and in my opinion the MBP should have the higher resolution also. If it did then I probably would've went for the MBP instead.
We already have iPhone 4s and I have a 1st generation iPad and we really enjoy them. I was going to use iCloud and I need to look into it more, but haven't had the time. When I 1st tried iCloud on my iPhone it told me I was over the limit for the free account, since I have every photo still on my phone from when I got the original iPhone. I think I have around 2,000 or 3,000 photos on it. I was over the free 5GB iCloud account limit and didn't want to pay a monthly fee to use it. I guess I should remove some of those old photos and that would solve the problem, but I haven't get around to doing that yet.
Yea, the screen resolution was one of the things that was keeping my eye on the Air. When I compared them side by side at the Apple store, you could definitely tell the difference. Now that I have it had home, maybe I've just become accustom to it, but it doesn't bother me at all. I also loved the form factor of the Air. Definitely light and easy to transport. My Pro is definitely weightier, but both are a long ways away from the brick I was carrying before.
Yea, I had a iPhone 3G back in the day but had long switched over to Android, so I was a newb to the cloud. That was what I loved about Android though, the ability for my contacts, calendar, music, email, etc to be synced across all my devices. Now that iCloud does that, I have no real complaint against them anymore. While I do wish their "walled garden" concept wasn't so restrictive, I get their point and I have yet to find something that I could do on my Android that I can't on my iPhone, closed or not.