buying advice

  1. LittleMacDiablo

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro mid 2010

    Hi I am looking for advice to help me make the decision whether to upgrade from my Mac Pro mid 2010. I use it mainly for: Photo editing Netflix Working from home Occasional Gaming The only reasons I am looking to upgrade are: 1. upgrade my monitors (looking at second hand Thunderbolt...
  2. dukee101

    5K 27“ computer monitor recommendation?

    I'm looking for a 5K 27" computer monitor but it seems there is literally only one option on the market: the LG/Apple UltraFine 5K 27" display. I prefer this resolution at this size because it amounts to 220 PPI, which is 'Retina' (HiDPI) at macOS's native integer scaling. Apparently there...
  3. scsskid

    Looking for iPhone 8/SE2020 Clear Case with free cut bottom

    Hi, I'm looking for an iPhone 8/SE2020 Clear Case with free cut bottom like the Original Leather/Silicon Cases. also in general non clear case models if no clear cases available, though I tend to the orignal 7/8/se leather cases, but would prefer clear case thanks for your input!
  4. T

    2020 i3/8/256 - can it record/edit podcasts?

    Besides normal light activities(web surfing, streaming audio/video, email, etc) I will be recording up to 3 people using Garageband. This may be locally or remotely using Zoom, Skype, Discord, or Zancastr. I would then be editing the 3 files and applying a couple effects, before creating a final...
  5. P

    Is 64 GB storage enough for iPad Air (2019) for note taking and casual drawing?

    Hi, I already own an 128 GB iPhone and 128 GB MacBook Air. I deliberately upgraded iPhone to 128, because I knew photos and especially videos are quite heavy. And since I have a computer I don't need to load all my tasks and data into iPad. I am not planning to take photos or videos on iPad...
  6. A

    Buying Advice: Help me pick MBA or MBP 13" 2020 - what is the right choice? :S

    Dear all, my partner needs a new laptop and we both don't know enough about Apple Mac products yet to be able to come to a solid conclusion. We are involved with the Apple ecosystem (iPhones, iPads). We want to: 1) usual browse and surf 2) good battery, transportable 3) Microsoft Office...
  7. GBE2020

    Macbook Buying Advice

    Hi all-about a month ago, I spilled corn oil on my early-2015 13-inch MBP. It's got 2.7 Ghz, Dual Core i5, 8GB Memory, and 128GB Storage. I recently graduated college and it got me through all four years. Had the spill not happened, I probably would still be sticking with it as it wasn't showing...
  8. B

    Upgrade iMac Memory

    Hi. I'm looking to upgrade the memory in my iMac. I have a Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 with 16BG. And I was thinking of adding OWC 32GB (2 x 16GB) of compatible RAM. While conducting research, on Amazon, the top comment talks about how it is not compatible with stock Apple RAM, and that with...
  9. L

    What Mac should I buy now for around £1,000 new or old

    Hello! To cut a long story short I’m going to get some funding to buy a Mac, and need to buy it as soon as I get the money, which will be next week. However, I need advice about what to buy. I work in audio, graphic design and do a bit of video, so need something with some decent power but...
  10. L

    What is the best MacBook Pro to sell when the 14 inch 2020 MacBook Pro comes out?

    Hello! To cut a long story short I’m going to get some funding to buy a MacBook Pro, and need to buy it as soon as I get the money, which will be next week. However, I want to buy the 2020 MacBook Pro when it comes out this year. So my question is… what’s the best MacBook Pro to buy now for...
  11. S

    2017 MBPr vs. 2020 MBA

    Hi all - first time poster here so sorry if this or something similar has been asked. I currently own a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, photo attached) and was wondering how it compares to the performance of the newest MacBook Air? I'm someone who loathes the keyboard on the MBP and was thinking...
  12. M

    PhD Student - MacBook Pro 16" or wait for 14" + eGPU?

    I’m looking at buying a new MacBook, and I can’t decide between getting a 16” MBP now or waiting for the rumoured 14” MBP + eGPU. I’ll outline some background information below: Current setup: 21” iMac (Late 2012), base model (2.7 GHz quad-core [I5-3330S], 8 GB, 1TB Fusion, GT640M 512 MB) 13”...
  13. cocoua

    Would ARM switch mean lack of Intel support in 4 years?

    as it hapend with the Intel switch? Hi, I'm upgrading my Mac in a 6-8 year basis, I use to buy the high end Macbook Pro model, in order to get more out of my money and the best of the tech at that moment. I don't earn so much money to upgrade it sooner than 6-8 years. I'm reaching the 8 years...
  14. Tom Dalkins

    All iPads Suggestions on which iPad to buy

    Hi, I'm wanting to buy an iPad - but really struggling to figure out which is the best for my money. I'll be using it for pretty much everything I do digitally and online, especially with the new iPadOS. I've been looking at the latest model iPad Pro, iPad Pro 2017 (10.5 and 12.9), and the...
  15. mouseon

    Another buying advice thread

    I've owned Macs since about 2007. At first it was Macbooks, but lately I have gone the desktop route and have had iMacs and a Mac Mini. With the little time I have, I haven't kept up to date with what's been happening with MacBooks. So I have no idea what the lineup has done for the last 5+...
  16. C

    A Warning and a PSA to the community: Be Wary of Buying Used Macs. MDM/DES is sneaky.

    I've been an apple user for more than a decade, and I've always appreciated the fact that you can often find great deals on used macs if you're okay being a couple generations behind the newest models. I've enjoyed the fact that, when it comes to macs, so long as you do a bit of due diligence...
  17. zachlegomaniac

    Resolved 2019 MBA Base Enough for Me?

    My base 2013 rMBP is almost unusable at 4GB RAM (where the bottleneck is occurring). I’ve been very happy with it for the past 6 years. After waiting for months to hear more about the 16” MBP I’ve decided I can’t wait any longer as it’s impacting my work productivity. At the store the other...
  18. M

    Best place to buy a refurbished macbook air?

    Hello! So I'm in the market for a new computer for doing recording work (voiceover, singing, etc.) and was recommended the macbook air because it's quiet and can be kept right in the booth with the microphone. I think I need one of the older models because my equipment uses the regular usb...
  19. G

    iMac vs MacBook Pro

    Ok... I know this probably seems stupid but here goes. It's time to start shopping the a replacement but i find myself vacillating between sticking with iMac and moving to a MacBook Pro. Wondering if anyone can share their wisdom and experience. I currently have a Late 2013 iMac 27 inch (the...
  20. Sunshower

    Which MBP to upgrade to for music production/photo editing

    Hello! I'm looking for some buying advice from you lovely people. A bit about me and my use: I'm a music producer (Ableton) and amateur photographer (UK based) and use my laptop as my personal and occasional work computer (I am a researcher and writer so use a lot of pdfs, browser tabs). I also...