Help with laptop purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by msw0rld, May 29, 2016.

  1. msw0rld macrumors newbie

    msw0rld

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    Hi everyone! Currently I have iPad Air 2 & iPhone 6S plus. I've been using Apple products since 2012. Have had the different phones from 4S up to current model. For Christmas I bought my mom the exact same iPad Air 2 and my grandson the Mini 2. My mom fell in love with the iPad. Shes currently using an Android phone and windows computer. She said why can't they be as easy as the iPad? She then said she wants to get the laptop version of the iPad. I had to smile at the way she said that. I set up her iPad and I have had to walk her through the iPad and still do at times. So which ever MacBook she gets I will need to help her. I have never used a MacBook and don't know the first thing about them. She needs it for checking email, getting on Facebook, imessage, checking her bills, FaceTime, music and pictures. Real basic stuff but I would still need to set it up and show her how to use it. So I was thinking I would buy myself one and learn how to use it so when she gets hers I can help her. The problem is I have no clue on which MacBook to buy. Can someone please help?
     
  2. SenseiPhone macrumors regular

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    First step you may need is to compare between all available macbook sold by Apple here
    http://www.apple.com/mac/compare/

    Once you get idea which macbook suites your mom's need, checkout some unboxing videos, reviews, etc.
    Good luck.
     
  3. Superspeed500 macrumors regular

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    I would say that a 13 inch MacBook Air would be a good choice. The MacBook is way to exspensive in my opinion.
     
  4. msw0rld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I completely agree with you! I don't have a lot of money to just go buy a MacBook. Lol

    Thank you
     
  5. Meister Suspended

    Meister

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    What screensize does she prefere?

    What's her budget?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    I edited the title of the thread to make it more descriptive. OP, please avoid such generic titles in the future.
     
  7. msw0rld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    She has trouble seeing and likes things big. She wants her cellphone to be the size of the iPad mini. Lol

    Her budget is around $2,000.00
     
  8. msw0rld thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I'm sorry, thank you for your help.
     
  9. Pitersen1991 macrumors newbie

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    Agree. Could not have said it better myself.
     
  10. Meister Suspended

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    15" rmbp
     
  11. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Sounds to me like an iPad would meet her needs just fine. If she really wants to go the laptop route, a simple MacBook Pro 13" or a MacBook Air (any of them) should work.
     

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