Best Mac for me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Guitarfreak, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Guitarfreak macrumors member

    Guitarfreak

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    Hi Guys,

    Will be buying a new mac soon. I don't want the 15 inch pro as ive recently used a pixelbook and really enjoyed the size however theres a few apps I couldn't run like remote play(ps4), football manager etc. My main usage is browsing, and video.

    Ive looked at the 12 MacBook, new Air and the 13 inch pro.

    Is the pro portable when travelling as my friend advised me that the pro is worth the extra cost due to the higher specs?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. MRrainer macrumors 65816

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    Budget?
    Where do you want to store it while traveling, how do you want to carry it?
     
  3. jaduff46 macrumors 6502

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    Check out Buyer’s Guide on the Forum. New Air seems reasonable, but only two ports. The 12” seems underpowered and too small a screen for me. The 13” MBP is due for an update, hopefully over the next couple of months, and I’ll probably go for that myself but only if it’s non-TouchBar (more ports, more horsepower).

    Depends on your budget as @MRrainer suggests. Not really a noticeable difference in weight between the Air and the MBP and that’s why my kids all have MBPs of various vintages and love them.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    You're comparing a 12" to a 13" Personally, I think you're getting more bang for your buck for the MBP. Either machine should be fine for your stated tasks. If you can hold off, people are hoping to see a refresh of the laptop line at WWDC (june).
     
  5. Guitarfreak thread starter macrumors member

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    Anything under £2000

    And store it in backpack etc. or a small laptop bag
     
  6. MRrainer macrumors 65816

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    The quad-core i5 MBP (13") with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD is 1929 UKP.
    249 for Apple Care is 2178. Would that still be OK?

    The 13" MBA with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD is 1579 UKP, plus 229 UKP Apple Care ends up being 1808.
    But it's only dual-core and an overall slower CPU (and the iGPU of the MBP is also better)

    So I'd have to agree that the MBP is much better value - if your budget can accommodate it.

    If you have it in a backpack, weight is less of a problem IMO.
     

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