I have an aged (mid 2013) MacBook Pro. It is not even receiving security updates any longer. Today I went to run an app to record something off of my iPad and found out that the iPad’s current OS isn’t compatible with it. I checked with the Apple Store on the MBP’s trade in value and was told to recycle it. It has no value. I had been looking at a MacBook Air for a couple of days and had one on an Amazon page for a day. Today when I refreshed the page, I was pleasantly surprised that instead of being $100 less than the same computer at the Apple Store, it is now $200 less. I hit BUY.
My portfolio thanks you. Which one did you buy, the base 8 GB / 256 GB or the 8 GB / 512 GB?
The 256. It will be enough for my needs on a laptop.
And there are plenty of fast external SSD expansion options should you ever have a future need!
I would have never thought to buy a MacBook through Amazon. Your Air is only $750 right now (plus AppleCare if desired). That’s a really good deal.
Thanks for mentioning it! My MacBook Pro is a 2020 and I figure its good for a long while yet but I’ll keep this in mind.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
That $750 Macbook is the base 13" with an M1 chip. I assumed PucksFool bought the 15.3" M2 one,. That’s the better buy IMHO, even at $1100 for the base 8 GB / 256 GB model, which is still $200 less than at Apple itself.
The apple M1 and M2 chips are both pretty solid chips. For most of us average users even an intel chip would be fine IMHO. The M2 is the better chip though…doc
That’s the one: M2 processor / 15.3" display / 8 GB / 256 GB.
Amazon has a great deal on the 13" M1 MacBook Air for $749, but I wanted the 15" and the M2 processor.
I replaced my 15.4" 2012 i7 MacBook retina Pro with a 2022 14" M1 Pro MacBook Pro. It’s an excellent machine, but I think I might prefer a 15-16" machine instead.
i’d actually say all average users should get an M1 or better.
So much better battery life! Crucial for students.
Yes! For students or others on the move, and also for many delightful adventures of other sorts, stingy power usage is liberating!
For the past twenty years I have been doing recordings of musicians and singers in difficult locales where we had very limited access to power and time to prepare, such as cathedrals, ruined buildings, caves, and ancient outdoor GrecoRoman theaters. In the early days I used a Mac Air with a fiendishly cleverly rebuilt power efficient pre-amp/mixing board, and a monster lead acid battery. Now I just plug my mics straight into my iPad via a kluged dongle and record for hours! Glory!
(the illiterate hysterical censor program refuses to allow the use of the ancient conjunction cWm (W=u). Sigh, yes, let’s surrender humanity and our inherited culture to the idiots who give demagogues a pass on everything while being fearful of too much literacy near too many eternally snorgling adolescents of all ages.)
The other benefit for recording is the lack of fans in most of the new machines. The computer doing the recording can be left in the room and doesn’t add any noise at all to the surroundings. No more of those horrible noise proof boxes for the equipment!
With the Mac Air, even the old ones, I often had my computer and mixing board and battery under my concert seat or cathedral pew with only a weird stick with my two tiny stereo mics sticking up above my head and no one in the audiences ever complained in the slightest. They did look at me oddly as I hauled by battery…
Ah, there you are david! I was wondering where you had abstracted to. Snorgling? I had to look it up. Not sure if you meant the same thing as the definition I found, but I think it makes sense in the context you used. The Urban Dictionary says:
To snorgle is to to snuggle a cute item in an manner meant to drink in or experience its overwhelming cuteness. Imagine picking up a cute puppy and sticking your face down into its furriness and snorgling it up
Yes, that is I meant, but I meant it while imagining what those young paragons Beavis and Butthead look like when “sniggling and snorgling” over whatever crosses their thoroughly unpleasant always shortlived bewildered wanna be dominant attentions.
Regarding sniggling, the oldline dictionaries go on and on about eel fishing, but the modern meanings are
- the nasty noise made when nasally giggling with a nose full of mucous
- the thoroughly adolescent amorous state occurring after flirting but before snuggling…
Modern life accelerates new words and meanings…