Should I get a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina display?

Episode 987 (51:53)

Tom from Jacksonville, FL

John is still waiting for a MacBook Air with Retina display, but Apple didn't announce one and he can't wait anymore. So he's trying to decide between the new MacBook Air or the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display?

Leo says he doesn't think they'll release a MacBook Air with Retina display because of speed and battery life issues. The good news is that the new MacBook Air will offer the Intel Haswell chip with double the battery life -- 12 hours for the 13" model. The graphics will be better as well. Leo also suspects that there will be a new MacBook Pro within a few months. So Leo advises waiting just a little longer. It just comes down to what he needs and wants, though.