Pick the Perfect Mac Laptop
October 20, 2009 11:52 AM Subscribe
Which Mac laptop should I buy? Needs and specs inside.
posted by misha to technology (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I need a new laptop, and serendipity is on my side, as the Apple store has just updated! Well and good. Which model should I get, though, that's the question.
I am replacing this:
Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
What I use it for: blogging, word processing, some photoshop creation (illustrations for the blog, mostly), saving pics from the digital camera, social media, lots and lots of email, light gaming of the Flo's Diner and Tower Defense variety.
What I liked: speed, powerhouse of a laptop.
What I didn't like: heavy, bulky, heats up fast.
I'm thinking that I could go down to the 13", but are the new 15" versions significantly lighter than my version?
Is the Macbook Air a bad buy (meaning not cost-effective) because of the one-piece construction? In other words, does pretty much any repair mean the whole thing has to be taken apart, thus costing more in the end?
Is it significantly slower or less powerful than the Macbook Pro that I would notice it with my modest needs?
I DO want Apple Care, right?
Thanks in advance, hive mind!