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Old 02-11-2019, 03:32 PM
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Arrow I'm impressed! Apple Macbook Air.

Needed a small and powerful Mac laptop for my wife do some work that she hasn't been able to do remotely. I begrudgingly grunted that I would go ahead and buy an over-priced Apple laptop (I never understood the point when I can buy a perfectly good laptop for $300) LOL...

Well, let me say. Is it over priced? Oh my gosh, YES. It's an epic rip off. Epic.

...but that little laptop is really amazing. Runs Adobe Photoshop and a host of other stuff flawlessly. I'm very impressed.

But, once again, yes, a rip off. LOL.

P.S. What's the deal with the new USB style too? Yet another power plug that is proprietary???
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They just donít break either.
Your right about them being $$. But my kids macs made it through HS AND college !

What windows laptop will do that ?
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
They just donít break either.

What windows laptop will do that ?
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I bought a 13" Mac Book Pro in 2011. Hard drive died 2 times but I bought replacements on Ebay. Still runs better than other computer that I have owned. Over priced that is for sure. You'll get many years out of yours.
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I'm on one now. Expensive, yes, but worth it. Never crashes and doesn't get bogged down by crap like every PC I've ever owned.
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I bought one for my Daughter who is a senior and one for my wife who does photography. For what they do, So far they are very powerful. My wife had a very good samsung, The Editing of her photo shoots is so much faster and better quality she has already made enough to pay for both.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
They just donít break either.
Your right about them being $$. But my kids macs made it through HS AND college !

What windows laptop will do that ?
If you're buying an expensive laptop Windows or Mac....they use the same or similar components. There isn't much different between a Ultrabook and an Air.
Software preference is really the only difference.
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
If you're buying an expensive laptop Windows or Mac....they use the same or similar components. There isn't much different between a Ultrabook and an Air.
Software preference is really the only difference.
Windows gets more attention from hackers.



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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
If you're buying an expensive laptop Windows or Mac....they use the same or similar components. There isn't much different between a Ultrabook and an Air.
Software preference is really the only difference.
Don't tell the apple fanboys that!

They are nice though...but so is my HP Spectre with specs that match or beat iPad pros...for hundreds less.

I do like the air...I don't think I'll ever have a laptop that's bigger then 13". I love my HP in that size.

I can't wait for Google to make a laptop with discrete graphics though...that's the only reason I haven't yet made the jump.

As for the newfangled USB ports...Pete if you are talking about USB-C/Thunderbolt...it is the cat sass. My laptop setup includes dual monitors...and the beauty of USB-C is with one adapter, I can charge it and run both monitors from a single port.




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Need to buy one for a graduation present. Hopefully will last thru college

What do I need to know ? Which model ? Accessories ?
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
If you're buying an expensive laptop Windows or Mac....they use the same or similar components. There isn't much different between a Ultrabook and an Air.
Software preference is really the only difference.
Apple software is superior . #fanboy
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Don't tell the apple fanboys that!

They are nice though...but so is my HP Spectre with specs that match or beat iPad pros...for hundreds less.

I do like the air...I don't think I'll ever have a laptop that's bigger then 13". I love my HP in that size.

I can't wait for Google to make a laptop with discrete graphics though...that's the only reason I haven't yet made the jump.

As for the newfangled USB ports...Pete if you are talking about USB-C/Thunderbolt...it is the cat sass. My laptop setup includes dual monitors...and the beauty of USB-C is with one adapter, I can charge it and run both monitors from a single port.
They do have some great designs, I will give them that.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
P.S. What's the deal with the new USB style too? Yet another power plug that is proprietary???
Normally, Apple does tend to choose proprietary adapters. In this case, however, they opted to go to the standard. Itís just that they were a fairly early adopter of USB-C, and they also opted to eliminate other interfaces as the USB-C plug could do it all.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
They just donít break either.
Your right about them being $$. But my kids macs made it through HS AND college !

What windows laptop will do that ?
My youngest daughter has the windows pc I bought her when she started high school. Made it through high school, college and still using it every day and she's 33. Now cell phones, at least 1 a year. My other 2 I couldn't count the laptops they have had.
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Bought my first MacBook Pro in 2011. Iíve used it for thousands of hours with virtually no problems. It has outlasted numerous PC laptops in my home that have gone belly-up after two or three years of light usage. I have looked at the newest MacBooks - because I like new tech toys - but I cannot justify replacing something that still works well.
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Love my MacBook Pro (work computer) and the USB-C plug is great as it's the same charger plug for my Samsung phone....but in classic Apple way, you need to acquire other adapters to use it for most devices. Also, the keyboard is the weak link on these things, VERY unforgiving.
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I just passed my early 2011 MacBook Pro onto my grandson. He loves it. Still going however I upgraded the HD in it for him. Got a new one for Christmas.
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I am not a big fan of MacOS, but their hardware over the last 10 years has been great with just a few exceptions. I work and surf tht mostly off a 2011 imac 27 - which is easily the longest-used single tech device I've ever owned. I've had a few macbooks as well that have been largely problem-free. (one of the recent ones is showing signs of their keyboard issue) I run windows (bootcamp) on most of them which is quasi-supported.

Most people don't realize the value of the fact that you can pick up your device and walk it into any major mall in the world and get it repaired.
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Need to buy one for a graduation present. Hopefully will last thru college

What do I need to know ? Which model ? Accessories ?
what ever your budget will allow. The air's will work fine. Only accessory would be to buy a nice case for it. Check with her college, they usually have college discounts. 100-200$


Also*** for everyone. All my kids universities had a great almost free computer repairs on campus. A cat knocked a glass of soda on my sons mac keyboard and they took apart and cleaned and fixed for $0
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I moved all my devices to USB c
my laptop connects to my monitor with 1 USB c cable which does my power, audio and video.
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