Buying a MacBook is an expensive ordeal. There are so many models of the MacBook in the market. The most important thing is buying a MacBook that is suitable for your needs. This is not an easy decision to make. This article is going to help you in making your decision. Apple has three versions of their laptops:
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
These laptops are available in the markets all across the world in various technical specifications.
MacBook is Apple’s notebook computers. They were launched in May 2009 and manufactured till February 2012. In 2015, MacBook was relaunched. The latest version of the MacBook was released in June 2017. It is available in two basic models:
- 12” MacBook 1.2 GHz with 256gb
- 12” MacBook 1.3 GHz with 512gb
These models are available in many colours; white, black, rose gold, space grey, gold or silver. In this version of the MacBook, the processor is upgradable to 1.4 GHz. The RAM has two options of 8gb and 16gb with RAM speed of 1866MHz. The new version of the MacBook is operating on latest iOS: macOS High Sierra. The downside of the new MacBook is it has one USB-C port for charging and data transfer. USB-C is a new version of the USB which is predicted to be spread across the tech world in the following years. This laptop is the ideal laptop with the tech spec and look but the cost of the laptop is a little pricey. This is a well-engineered laptop used by students, engineers, business people etc. This laptop is suitable for anybody preparing for entrance exams like JEE Main exam, CAT exam etc with various built-in applications that can be used for studying like KeyNote, Pages, Numbers etc.
MacBook Air is Apple’s slim, lightweight laptop. They were launched in May 2010. The latest version was released in June 2013. This laptop is available in two basic models:
- 13” MacBook Air 1.8 GHz with 128gb
- 13” MacBook Air 1.8 GHz with 256gb
These models are available in many colours; white, black, rose gold, space grey, gold or silver. In this version of the MacBook Air, the processor is upgradable to 2.2 GHz and the storage is upgradable to 512gb. The RAM is available in 8gb. The MacBook Air has MagSafe 2, two USB 3.0 ports, Thunderbolt 2, and an SDXC card slot. The MacBook Air was available in an 11” model but it has been discontinued by Apple. This laptop is an ideal laptop for somebody with a low budget. This laptop isn’t for gamers and video editors. MacBook Air is ideal for general users, commuters, students in university like Manipal University, Delhi University etc. The main benefit of MacBook Air is lightweight and the low price of the gadget.
MacBook Pro is a wide ranged laptop. They were launched in 2006 and the MacBook series has come a long way since the launch. The latest version of MacBook Pro was released in June 2017. This laptop is available in several models. They are:
- 13” MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz dual-core with 128gb
- 13” MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz dual-core with 256gb
- 13” MacBook Pro 3.1 GHz dual-core with 256gb
- 13” MacBook Pro 3.1 GHz dual-core with 516gb
- 15” MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz quad-core with 256gb
- 15” MacBook Pro 2.9 GHz quad-core with 512gb
- 15” MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz quad-core with 256gb
This laptop is available in the following colours; white, black, rose gold, space grey, gold or silver. In this version of the MacBook Pro, the RAM is upgradable to 16gb and the storage is upgradeable to 1TB. The 15” models are upgradable up to 2TB storage. The processor and graphics cards are also upgradable. The 15” models are dual-core processors. The MacBook Pro now comes with a touch bar which has four USB-C ports and without the touch bar, there are two USB-C ports. This laptop is suitable for gamers and video editors. MacBook Pro is ideal for professional users as it has the configurations to meet the professional standards.
Now with the MacBook options available to you, you can decide on the MacBook that is best for you depending on the usage and configurations.
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