Considering buying a new Mac
So my current computer is, well... a mess. Since I'm delaying my study abroad stuff for school, I can probably get a new computer next semester. Since buying an iPhone 4 and then the iPad 2 I've been wanting to jump over to a Mac as my personal computer as well.
I'm not 100% sure on whether to get the MacBook Pro, or maybe a MacBook Air... however, my main question is when is the best time to buy? This current computer has gone through quite a bit of events that I don't foresee my next one having to put up with... and it's going to be a good 3-5 years at least before I consider buying a new computer, so I want to ultimately purchase something that will have longetivity.
Any comments, feedback, etc. are appreciated.
- 11-15-2011, 02:11 PM #2
I just recently purchased a MacBook Pro and must say that I am really happy with my decision. I bought it from Apple. As for the time to buy, holidays are coming up so not sure if any big deals will be going on with them or not. In my eyes Apple products are worth the money spent.
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- 11-15-2011, 02:34 PM #3
With the MBP you can upgrade RAM/Hard drive space for the future as opposed to the MBA. This is something to consider if you are keeping it for long period of time. Check out Apple's refurbished site for some great deals as they are constantly updating their inventory.
- 11-15-2011, 02:43 PM #4iMore Intermediate
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Pro for Air is solid state drive, light, portable.
Con for Air comes from the above - lack of port and drive real estate.
All of the Apple computers are generally more expensive and become more of a value if you use GarageBand.
The part of me that owns Apple stock says buy one. The part of me that remembers being a student 34 years ago says one of the most dumbest things you can do in life is spend money you don't have so don't get one if you have debt or if it's not a tool you really need.
- 01-05-2012, 11:29 PM #6
- 01-06-2012, 01:53 AM #7
Well I am proud to say that I'm the owner of a MacBook Pro 17" I've had it for almost a month now and I absolutely LOVE it.
I was quite content with the visual changes that vista and win 7 brought to the pc, but I am absolutely stunned and amazed at the fluidity of using multi-touch and how the OS flows.
I am still quite new to it, and still have to transfer over a lot of stuff, but so far I'm loving it!
- 02-20-2012, 02:04 PM #9
- 02-20-2012, 03:18 PM #10
I love my MBP and I know that it will last for years... so no worries about it becoming obsolete anytime soon. Buying a Mac is always a good idea if you can afford one...
Here's my favorite site for tracking Apple's cycles:
Mac Buyer's Guide: Know When to Buy Your Mac, iPod or iPhone