Mac-less in Seattle (but hopefully not for long)
December 30, 2013 10:40 AM Subscribe
I know everyone asks the "which mac?!" question constantly, but it's a bit of a moving target, isn't it?
I am looking to replace my 2008 MacBook (aluminum). I know that the recommendation is to buy either the Retina MBP, or the MBAir. But would I be shooting myself in the foot if I bought a non
Caveat: Can't really wait months and months for the next and newest--this is my work computer and I can't afford to have it crap out without a replacement.
posted by like_a_friend to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The 2008 MB that I have has always been pretty much "all the computer I need," because I don't game, I don't edit video, and I don't edit sound. I love it but it's pretty old and slow these days, and it's been upgraded as far as it can go.
So I want to replace it, and my inclination is just to get more of same: the newest MBP 13 inch.
- I don't have *tons* to spend
- I would rather get more RAM and a SSD than spend similar money on a bare-minimum Retina MBP.
- as for the Air: I have no real need for ultra portability, but if that's the best deal for a reason I've not thought of, I'll do that.
However, the general opinion is that non-Retina MBPs are being phased out entirely, and several people have warned me against buying one now. But these people are more "gadget-driven" than I am.
I want to be able to use this computer well into the future, so basically: will the regular MBP be a waste of money--problematically obsolete (as in, I won't be able to easily perform updates, or find components) within a couple of years? Or will it just be less than "cutting edge"?
I am lame, I do not care about cutting edge. But I hate wasting money.
Advice I am not looking for: buy a PC.