1. cwbcpa's Avatar
    So I am buying my first MacBook of any kind. I don't need anything too fancy. I will mainly use it for documents and spreadsheets and logging into my work network server.

    Best Buy has the 2015 MacBook Air for $699 or I can get the 2017 for $999. Is there anything that makes it worth an extra $300 for someone with my needs? Ultimately I'll pass this on to my daughter and get a new one in a couple years when she goes to high school. Thanks for the help!
    07-22-2017 09:53 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    What is the RAM and storage in each? As I understand it, the processor speed upgrade in 2016 and 2017 was pretty small, and it is still an older Intel Broadwell chipset, but storage capacity and/or RAM may make a difference.
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    07-22-2017 11:45 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    @doogald is spot on. If the RAM is the same and the storage capacity is sufficient for your needs, save the $300.
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    07-22-2017 12:30 PM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Well....lol. I went to go check them out. Walked out with a 2017 MacBook Pro 256gb. The Air just didn't do it for me. That Retina display and the speed of the Pro was very noticeable.
    07-22-2017 01:43 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well....lol. I went to go check them out. Walked out with a 2017 MacBook Pro 256gb. The Air just didn't do it for me. That Retina display and the speed of the Pro was very noticeable.
    Excellent choice, my friend, and thank you for the update. Now go and enjoy your new toy...
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    07-22-2017 02:42 PM
  6. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Excellent choice, my friend, and thank you for the update. Now go and enjoy your new toy...
    Thanks. I've been getting it set up and updated so far. I am totally new to the MacBook so I have some learning to do.
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    07-22-2017 02:47 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks. I've been getting it set up and updated so far. I am totally new to the MacBook so I have some learning to do.
    I understand, sir. With that being said, don’t hesitate to ask for assistance or advice regarding your new MacBook Pro if you need it...
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    07-22-2017 03:19 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Congrats on your new MacBook
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    07-22-2017 04:14 PM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Congrats on your new MacBook
    Thank you. This is very different than what I am used to coming from a long line of Windows Laptops. I am just poking around and getting to know the ins and outs. I am confident that I made the right choice. My 7 Plus needed a new friend. lol
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    07-22-2017 04:50 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    ConGrats on your new MacBook Pro...ENJOY
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    07-24-2017 06:56 AM
  11. cwbcpa's Avatar
    ConGrats on your new MacBook Pro...ENJOY
    Thank you. As an added bonus, they dropped the price $150 at Best Buy today. I will be heading back to get my $150 and then give it right back when I buy an HDMI dongle and a sleeve or something to carry it around in.

    For the first time ever, I will actually travel with a laptop because I want to, not only when I have to. I can't believe how much I like this thing. I really didn't know what I was missing. I have resisted for so long. I am actually embarrassed and will be eating a number of servings of crow with some of my friends and clients.
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    07-24-2017 11:24 AM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I can't believe how much I like this thing. I really didn't know what I was missing. I have resisted for so long. I am actually embarrassed and will be eating a number of servings of crow with some of my friends and clients.
    LOL, I felt the same way when I purchased mine a couple of months ago....LOL
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    07-24-2017 12:33 PM

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