Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Macbook Opinions Wanted

    Member Since
    Jul 05, 2012
    Posts
    4
    Macbook Opinions Wanted
    Hi,

    My 2007 Macbook Pro has finally given up and stopped working. I am going to try and fix it myself as it is already miles out of warranty. But that's another point.

    I am looking to get a new laptop for general use.

    At the moment I have:

    iPad
    27" iMac which is what i do any serious work on
    I also plan to get a google nexus 7 as it is will be 160 pounds and would be rude not to.

    I however feel like there is a gap in my tech life which has a distinct laptop shape!

    My intended use would be :
    general email
    general web browsing
    carrying around in a briefcase / bag
    football manager games on the go
    bit of word processing
    won't need to store much on there really

    I was thinking 11" MBA but maybe people can suggest some reasons for and against this.

    I really don't think the retina display MBP is worth 1800 in my current state - although part of me definitely wants it! Other than this budget can be adjusted for the right machine.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Macbook Opinions Wanted

    Member Since
    Jan 03, 2012
    Posts
    154
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2011 2.4GHZ 4GB Ram 500GB HD
    I would defiantly go with a MBA. Although since you want to budget a bit try looking for a refurbished MBA or if you are an educator you can get a discount on one. Since you are using it for only basic everyday use you will not need much more than 100gb on your flash drive. And the intel core 2 duo will have plenty of speed considering you will not be doing anything on it that would require anything more than that processor. There is a lot of authorized resellers of macs and heres a link of a refurbished MBA let me know if this helps!

    Refurbished MacBook Air 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)

  3. #3
    Macbook Opinions Wanted
    wolfpuppies3's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2010
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    381
    Specs:
    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    +1 for the MBA 11". I have a 2011 11" MBA and to love it. It's so light it is easily forgotten in a bag or rucksack.

  4. #4
    Macbook Opinions Wanted

    Member Since
    Jul 05, 2012
    Posts
    4
    You have convinced me - an 11" MBA is probably the way to go.

    thinking 128gb SSD / the i7 / 8gb RAM comes out at a shade under 1000 with discounts. My thinking is it will last a mighty long time.

    Many thanks

  5. #5
    Macbook Opinions Wanted
    maz94protege's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 09, 2005
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    514
    Specs:
    MacbookPro 15.4, 2.2ghz i7 (Late 2011), Macbook 1,1 1.83ghz CoreDuo
    MBA FTW. or do a base 13.3" MBP. both are around the same cost, but portability..the MBA is where its at.

  6. #6
    Macbook Opinions Wanted
    wolfpuppies3's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2010
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Posts
    381
    Specs:
    15" MB Pro, 2.66 i7 ; 11 MBA 1.8GZ i7; 13"MBA 2GZ i7 8 GB mem 512GB SSD, 2 iPad3s, 1 iPad Mini
    Definitely MBA, yo will love the portability. I have a 2011 11" and a new 2012 13", I favor the 13" screen size but they are both fantastic machines.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Opinions wanted
    By RadarP3C in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-02-2015, 10:24 AM
  2. Wanted: Opinions on iMac vs. MacBook
    By ApertureTS in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-19-2008, 11:33 AM
  3. MacBook Pro 15" LED screen - opinions wanted
    By unlokia in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-10-2007, 07:46 PM
  4. opinions wanted
    By csuazo in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-09-2005, 02:14 PM
  5. on Backup (opinions wanted)...
    By Joeytpg in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-08-2004, 09:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •