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Buying a Mac laptop

Buying a Mac laptop

If you've got your sights set on a new Mac laptop, here's what you need to know before heading to the store.

Thinking you might want a laptop PC, desktop PC, Mac desktop or Chromebook instead? Find out which kind of computer is really for you.

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Macs used to be the expensive computers that graphic designers and "creative types" used. Now, they're a serious option for any computer user thanks to their solid construction and easy-to-use operating system.

Of course, they're still on the expensive side, and there are quite a few options. You want to buy the one that's right for you the first time. That's where I can help. Let's take a look at your options and the pros and cons of each.

MacBook Air

The MacBook Air started as the go-to Mac if you're a frequent traveler. It then became Apple's budget laptop option.

The Air comes in two sizes. There's an 11.6-inch model for those looking for a super small laptop. And there's a 13.3-inch model for those wanting a bigger screen.

To keep its size down, the Air has a few space-saving features. Perhaps the coolest is the flash storage. That means there's no physical disc that holds your data. This is a more reliable, quieter and faster method of storing information.

Flash storage also makes booting up, opening programs and browsing through media extremely fast.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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