Welcome to part 2 of the Ultimate guide to choosing a Mac to buy where we delve into the actual MacBook models that exist depending on the various categories of computer users. For part 1, please Click here or visit the Link below Related Read
In this post, we will take a look at the various Mac models that exist, depending on the categories of users, which are three as seen in our earlier post. Namely:
- Regular Users
- Power Work Users
- Power Gamers
Recommended Mac Computer Models for Regular Users
For regular users: Portability, Screen size and storage are important considerations for choosing the correct MacBook. Speed is normally not a primary concern as all mac computers come with decent speed namely Core i3 processors and 4gb ram. The following are recommended mac computers for Regular Users
1. MacBook Air – 11 Inch
The Macbook air is the most thinnest, lightest and thus portable mac computer thus ease of carrying it around. Additionally it is a powerful computer which is more than enough for the regular user and boasts of 9 hours of battery for the 11 inch model.
Key Specs: 11.6 inch display, intel core i5 processor, 4gb of memory (configurable to 8 gb) and 128Gb SSD (configurable to 512gb SSD).
Price : The price for the MacBook Air starts at $999 and may go up depending on additional configurations
Apple MacBook Air (11.6 inch, 4GB Ram ,128gb SSD)
Apple MacBook Air (11.6 inch, 4 GB Ram, 256gb SSD)
2. MacBook Air – 13 Inch
The major Difference between the 13 inch and 11 Inch MacBook models is that the 13 inch model , aside from its screen size, has an impressive battery life of up to 12 hours .
Price : The price for the 13 inch macbook model ranges from $1099 to $1299 depending on configurations.
Apple MacBook Air (13.3 inch, 4GB Ram ,128gb SSD)
Apple MacBook Air (13.3 inch, 4 GB Ram, 256gb SSD)
The Major considerations or decisions to make when it comes to the MacBook air comes down to Screen size and Storage size, otherwise all other options are similar for both models.
Recommended Mac Computer Models for Power Work Users
Power users require high end mac models with an emphasis on processing power, graphic capabilities , screen size and ultimately a large storage.
The following are recommended mac computers for Power Users
1. MacBook Pro 13 inch
Key specs : The MacBook pro is a powerful computer with screen size ranging from 13 inch to 15 inch, an intel core i7 processor, ram ranging from 8gb to 16gb and between 8 – 9 hours of battery life.
Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13.3 inch, 8GB SDRam ,256gb Flash storage)
Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13.3 inch, 8GB SDRam ,512gb Flash storage)
2. MacBook Pro 13 inch
Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 15.4 inch, 8GB SDRam ,256gb Flash storage)
Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 15.4 inch, 16GB SDRam ,512gb Flash storage)
Recommended Mac Computer Models for Power Gamers
Just like power users, the needs for power gamers are the same. The only major difference is that gamers require mac computers with dedicated graphic cards, and ultimately may have a bias to Mac desktops compared to mac laptops.
The following are recommended mac computers for Gamers
1. Apple iMac
Key specs: The Apple iMacs are desktops which boasts of large screen sizes (21 – 27 inch) and more storage of upto 1 TB and suitable for power gamers and power users alike.
Apple iMac (21.5 inch, intel core i5, 8gb SDram, 1 TB storage)
Apple iMac (27 inch, intel core i5, 8gb SDram, 1 TB storage)
The major consideration to keep in mind while choosing between iMacs is the screen size, as other specifications are constant.
Choosing a mac computer to buy need not be a tedious process.With this ultimate guide, choosing the right MacBook for your needs has never been easier.
For part 1 of the same, please visit: What Mac Should I Buy? The Ultimate guide to choosing a Mac – Part 1
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