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November 1, 2010 1:03 PM Subscribe
Yet another what-laptop-should-I-buy question. More details inside.
posted by dfriedman to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
So, I'm thinking of getting a Mac, specifically a laptop.
I already have a Windows laptop that stays on my desk, but it's too big to carry around and I want something more portable for mobile computing.
I'm pretty well-versed with Windows machines, and I'm not looking for recommendations for one here. I'm interested in Macs for the purposes of this question.
The nature of the work that I will be doing on the Mac would primarily be web surfing, and using Excel and Word. No heavy data crunching, video editing, photo editing, etc. So, I think the horsepower requirements are relatively small.
So, some questions:
1) How much RAM would I need
2) What processor would I need
3) What sized hard drive should I get?
The way I see it, it's a tossup between a Mac book Air (lightweight and relatively powerful) and a Mac book pro (more powerful but heavier yet still portable).
I'm not interested in running Windows or Linux on this machine. Just the latest Apple OS plus web browsers with a couple of dozen tabs open, and the occasional Word and/or Excel document.
Thanks for your thoughts