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Things to Consider Before Buying MacBook

Apple has recently released a new model of MacBook which has a starting price of $1,289. Bu right after releasing the new MacBook, Apple has also launched MacBook Air and MacBook Pro all of which have overlapping prices. Due to this reason, it is important to look into the specs and features of MacBook before buying one. Stores which sell MacBook may simply confuse you with the large nexus of overlapping perks and features presented in recent models. Therefore, it is important to know and consider the following things before you decide on buying a MacBook

Size and weight

For people who have been using previous MacBook models will agree with the tremendously compact size and lightweight build which MacBook offers. The same is the case with the new MacBook model. An Apple MacBook in its closed form measures only 14 mm in thickness and weighs a mere 2 pounds. Despite this tight and compact design, features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility along with highly responsive OS X software are included in the MacBook. If you are looking for a compact model which will be easy to store and carry as well as offer you all the latest features, MacBook is the right choice for you.

Portability and Work ability

For users who like to perform basic processing tasks, enjoy internet access and send emails on the go, MacBook is a good choice. It has a sleek keyboard featuring backlit keys. The model also features a remarkable 12 in. retina display for a matchless viewing experience. A pressure-sensitive multi-touch trackpad offers you maximum response while you are working on-the-go.

Storage and Processor chips

MacBook has super fast m3 and m7 processors in $1,299 and $1,599 respectively. Both these models possess Intel Core chips of 1.1 GHz for the m3 model and 1.2 GHz for m5 model respectively. The Intel chips can be upgraded to an Intel Core m7 and come with an 8GB RAM of 1866Mhz. The RAM cannot be upgraded in any of the models. Generally, the more the storage and processing power offered by the MacBook the better it is. However, it all depends on your needs as well.

Software type

MacBook features iOS 9 and OS X software. The former features split-screen display whereas the latter is suitable for running all the desktop applications. If you want all the features covered up in the price of a MacBook, prefer OS X over iOS 9.

Limited Upgrades

The storage of 8GB RAM cannot be upgraded on the MacBook. You can only upgrade the CPU which is also related to upgrading the processors from m3 and m5 to m7. If you are looking for a long-term usage of the MacBook, it is advised that you avail these upgrading options as it will help you in the long run. The upgrading will add extra costs of about $250 to $350 in each case.

Ports

The major limitation associated with MacBook is its limited number of ports which is reduced to One USB-C port and one headphone jack on the back. Although it features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sharing, it is not recommended for you if you are looking for a larger number of ports.