Why Buying An 'Apple MacBook' Is Not A Wise Thing To Do Now
Buying a new MacBook used to be really easy and simple. If you want the thin one, buy the Air. If you're heavily loaded with a lot of work, go for the Pro.
Buying a Mac is getting tricky
But as of the moment, Apple has made things quite tricky since the good old days. Right now, to buy a MacBook at the very end of 2016 is also to accept some significant compromise. While the computers might just work, comparison-shopping between the latest three core models is unbelievably frustrating, a difficult process that's littered with aesthetic and functional tradeoffs that simply shouldn't even be the case.
There's the thin and powerful $999 MacBook Air, the small, weak, but beautiful $1,299 MacBook, and the "professional" $1,499 MacBook Pro, as well as it's bulkier and stronger $1,299 variant. The said compromises are pretty clear: Paying less doesn't always mean a weaker machine, but it would mean a lower quality screen and a slightly bigger thing to carry around.
Reason for the Dilemma
For what it's worth, the options are strange yet it is for a pretty simple reason: MONEY.
With the new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro inserted into the lineup, the Macbook Air has completely lost its place in terms of portability. This is according to Apple analyst Neil Cybart. He also said that the only reason the MacBook Air still remains within the lineup is to allow Apple to sell a sub-$1,000 MacBook.
The Choices are pretty hard
Apple hasn't always made these choices easy in the past, but this may be the darkest they've ever been. You could opt towards buying a $999 MacBook, which is the cheapest option, but you'd be receiving bulk, a polycarbonate body that feels inexpensive, along with a keyboard that doesn't feature a backlit.
You can spend a bit more for the $1,199 Pro to get a cleaner aluminum computer, a backlit keyboard, and some additional ports. Since very thin computers were a rarity during the time, perhaps you'd comfortably spend $1,499 for the Air, and know exactly why you did.
Why The 'MacBook Pro' Is Cheaper Than The 'MacBook Air'?
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MacBook Air 2016 Vs MacBook Pro 2016: Which Is A Better Apple Laptop?
On October, Apple appeared to have confirmed that it would stop updating its MacBook Air line and instead would concentrate more on its MacBook Pro line. But despite that, the Air is still on sale, which means comparing the two is essential than it ever was. We've had the smaller 12-inch MacBook, but there are little else, and frankly, no one can survive with just one port. But regardless, what's new, and which is going to be right for you, will be decided when you look at what the MacBook Pro can give you.
Why The 'MacBook Pro' Isn't Really A Pro Laptop?
According to several reports, the latest MacBook Pro 2016 has the potential to experience some unexpected problems, like flickering, glitching, and tearing in certain apps. Multiple online threads have documented these incidents. These problems make the MBP 2016 less of a Pro laptop.
MacBook Pro: In-Depth Review Of Its Pros And Cons
The MacBook Pro 2016 is truly a powerhouse. It has an excellent battery life, was almost as thin and light as the MacBook Air, but has everything that the Air didn't, like a retina display and HDMI port. But with that much features, it also cost about twice as much. So to put it simply, there are a lot to like and love, as well as to hate, about the MacBook Pro 2016. With that being said, here are two of the good and bad stuff that would truly define the MacBook Pro, whether it is worth the purchase, or worth the skip.
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Why Apple's New 'MacBook Pro' Is Short Of Success?
If there's one recurring theme that has been through all the reviews for Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptop, it's that Apple has made a bad move. Whether it's the standardized ports of USB-C, the lack of a MagSafe power connector, or the relatively weak and pointless specifications, everyone is pretty certain that there is, indeed, something wrong with the MacBook. With that being said, here are some of the first reviews for the MacBook Pro.
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