Help With Choosing New Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tomallyn, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. tomallyn macrumors newbie

    tomallyn

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    You can see my current Mac Book by looking at my signature. Its old gets hot and its a rock.

    I just use my Mac Book for basic internet browsing, Facebook, skype, Amazon, forums, blogging, banking, budgeting, bill paying etc. I occasionally use MS word. The Macbook pro I have now I purchased used. I'm interested in buying a Refurbished Macbook. I've been looking at a Mac Book Air 13.3" screen, but the screen size concerns me my old eyes are not what they used to be and I find myself having to hit command+ even with a 15".

    The Air I'm looking at can be found at http://www.apple.com/shop/product/G...nch-macbook-air-22ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i7 is it a good one for me! Do you have other recommendation? My budget is $1000 or less.

    Thank you for your assistance!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    The screens on the airs are pretty poor even compared to your old MBP.

    I would be looking at a refurbished 13 inch retina MacBook Pro if I was you for an extra $100 you get better everything and a screen that reads like print it's so sharp, it also has great antiglare. Also wait until Thursday new ones are being announced and refurbs may go down in price.

    I reccomend something like this.

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/F...-27ghz-dual-core-intel-i5-with-retina-display
     
  3. tomallyn, Oct 26, 2016
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    tomallyn thread starter macrumors newbie

    tomallyn

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    Thank you so much for that suggestion, I would definitely be willing to up my budget to get that model and also thanks for the lead regarding Thursday.

    So after writing this I did a bit of Googling on the topic of my sight issues and I found out about 2 Chrome extensions which I've installed. One is "Nosquint Plus" and the other is "A+ FontSize Changer Pro," between both of them I can now easily read any of the websites I've visited so far so much easier.
     
  4. tomallyn thread starter macrumors newbie

    tomallyn

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    I don't know enough about MAC computers thinking of the Macbook Pro suggested above is 128 gigs enough storage. I know I know in PC's I always bought a minimum of 500 gig storage.
     
  5. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    128GB is pretty small... How much of the 500GB do you normally use on your PCs?
     

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