Should I get my son a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro for college?

Episode 981 (1:45:54)

Gail from Covina, CA

Gail is looking to buy a MacBook for her son for college, but she's debating between the Macbook Air and the Macbook Pro? She can get the 128GB SSD drive in the MacBook Pro for the same price as the Air.

Leo says that the Air is more expensive because it's thinner and lighter. While Gail wants to get her son a MacBook, she may want to wait until after June to pick it up because it's pretty definite that new MacBooks will he announced next month. She can also get a better deal ordering the MacBook through the college bookstore. Leo definitely recommends choosing the Air, though.