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Black Friday Apple Laptop Deals Buying Guide

Black Friday Apple Laptop Deals Buying Guide

 

The build quality on Apple’s laptops are the best in the business. Secondly, Apple’s really the king of trackpads: they came out with a glass trackpad in 2008 for the Unibody MacBook, and have been getting better ever since. Apple laptops are expensive. For every single Black Friday MacBook, there is a cheaper Windows laptop which provides a similar experience. Whether you think it is overpriced, really depends on your budget and what you are looking for and what you value in a laptop.

 

BLACK FRIDAY MACBOOK AIR

 

The MacBook Air is now older and cheaper. The battery life is incredibly long which is partly due to having a low-res screen. It is 1440×900 and having a relatively slow processor helps as well, giving a full 12 hours of regular use. It is also one of the last Apple laptops to have the classic keyboard, MagSafe, regular USB ports and an SD card slot. Comparing this screen to other laptops in 2017, the screen looks rather pixelated, and the speakers are quite poor. The 13-inch MacBook Air is a very functional computer with great battery life.

 

BLACK FRIDAY MACBOOK PRO

 

The 12-inch MacBook Pro has amazing portability and that is what you will pay for. It is super light, super thin, with a surprisingly good number of high-end features. The screen is great: high-res, bright and colour accurate. The speakers are phenomenal. But the CPU performance is weak, weaker than the MacBook Air. It is fan-less which means it is always silent. It is good for light computer tasks like emails, web browsing or media. A couple of disadvantages are the notorious single port, it is a USB 3.1 type-C and not Thunder Bolt 3, so if you frequently use USB devices, this is not the best choice. The keyboard is also not the best. If you are a light user and portability is important to you, then this is a good option.

 

Apple still sells the older 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro here, but I really do not recommend buying it, at least not new. It has a good selection of ports and the hardware features are solid but it is priced too high.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is without the touch bar. The feature set is good, there is decent CPU and solid GPU, a fantastic screen and speakers. It uses butterfly switches again, but this is the second-generation. Key travel is still short, but the mechanism feels a lot better than the first generation. But if you are plugged into power, you only have a single Thunderbolt 3 port to work with. The processor can turbo up, but the base clock is slower. I think a lot of people will overlook this device because it does not have the new touch bar. If you don not need a lot of USB ports the processing power here is more than sufficient for most applications and the pricing okay.

The 13-inch MacBook with the touch bar is significantly more expensive, paper specs are quite a bit better, base clock is faster, better graphics card, faster RAM and two more ports. The big feature is the touch bar. It is fun and provides some occasional functionality. Any time you have a very functional or feature-rich touch bar menu, you have to look down at it to use it and breaks focus from the screen. Overall, it’s a good device but the issue is pricing. You can get some high-end quad core thin and light Windows laptops for the same price.

 

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with the touch bar is their flagship model. The Radeon Pro graphics are a nice bump up from the previous generation. If you really want a 15-inch screen with a touch bar, and you are comfortable dropping 3 or 4 K on one, then this is for you. The touch bar is super cool but not super functional for most users. The display is superb, vibrant and sharp. If you work in bright environments frequently and you need a bright screen, you will like this one. Speakers are also a step up from the older generation. excellent option. You get MagSafe, longer battery life, in my opinion a better keyboard, and a good number of ports.