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Haswell MacBook Air vs. Pro wait for performance

When Apple released the Haswell powered MacBook Air many of us were shocked that the Pro had been left out, although this could have been a good thing. We say this because there is a reason to believe an even faster version has been set aside for use in the MacBook Pro late 2013 refresh.

There would have been some of you eager to have a Haswell powered Mac OS X device, and felt the need to purchase a new MacBook Air several months ago. However, for those looking for even better performance they would have found themself playing the waiting game for the improved Pro.

So many of you will be faced with the dilemma of purchasing a Haswell MacBook Air, a current Ivy Bridge Pro or waiting for the new Pro in a month or so. It is so hard to give you the right advice because we do not know what you will be using your Mac for.

However, we can try to give you some guidance. If you are a student and only need it for course work then you should just go for the new MacBook Air, not only will this be good enough, but it will save you several hundred dollars in the process as well.

The world still awaits the Haswell powered MacBook Pro
The world still awaits the Haswell powered MacBook Pro

On the other hand, if you are a video editor then we would suggest holding out for the Haswell MacBook Pro with Retina display. You can still do enough on the Air, but it would be better to have that extra performance when needed.

There will be some of you wondering why on earth people would go and purchase an Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro now considering the Haswell model is rumored to be released next month alongside Mavericks. But when you see current savings of several hundred dollars many consumers would rather have that extra money in their pockets rather than increased performance and battery life, but where do you stand?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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