If you're on the hunt for a new MacBook® laptop, you have a wealth of options at your disposal. From pre-owned computers to the latest models and all of the optional features each has to offer, it's easy to get a little overwhelmed while making your decision. To guide you through the process, here's a closer look at two of the most popular models available.
If your main reason for buying a laptop is convenience and portability, you can't get much closer to both than the thin and lightweight MacBook Air. It may not be able to back up the claim of being the thinnest laptop in the world like it did when the device was first launched, but both the 11-inch and 13-inch models are among the most mobile laptops available. The hardware specifications are decent, but the system is really ideal for your average day-to-day activities and media playback.
As for the downsides, this is a MacBook laptop with limited hardware upgradability. While it can be reconfigured before purchase, upgrading the memory, processor, and storage after the fact isn't an option. The display is also outdated at this point, especially when compared to the Retina display of newer options. These may seem like significant cons to some, but the Air is still one of the most affordable and longest-lasting MacBook laptops on the market.
When you want the most speed and features for your money, the MacBook Pro is your go-to choice. Today's models are faster than ever, but even previous generations of the Pro pack an impressive punch in terms of CPU, RAM, and storage. The multitouch screen above the keyboard in newer models is a perfect option for multitaskers, and the smaller 13-inch model clocks in at around the same weight as the Air. The Pro also offers the highest resolution available in MacBook laptops, so power users who tend to tackle photos and other visual editing projects will have plenty to work with.
However, all of this power comes at a price. High-end MacBook Pro laptops will bite into your budget, but you'll definitely get what you pay for. If you want a laptop with a good balance of performance and affordability, split the difference between the Air and the high-end Pro and choose a midsized Pro for your next big computer upgrade.
When you're ready to purchase your new MacBook laptop, make sure you do so from a store that sells certified Apple® devices. Louisiana's Experimac South Shreveport is the area's leader in tablet, smartphone, and computer repair, and they're available to help those looking to purchase a new device on a budget. There's something for everyone in their selection of pre-owned Apple products, and they're more than happy to purchase used devices from customers. Call them at (318) 383-0644 to speak with one of their technicians today, and visit them online for more information about certified products.