Whether new or used, buying an Apple Mac is a major investment. Consumers looking for a MacBook or Mac desktop computer should carefully consider which model is best suited to their needs. We can help make the process of buying a Mac easier, making sure you choose the right one, whether online or in retail stores.
Before you buy a Mac, first understand your needs
Whether you are buying a MacBook or Mac desktop computer, be sure to choose a model based on your purpose and needs. Ask yourself: if you want a laptop or a desktop? Investing in a MacBook makes a lot of sense because you can take it anywhere and work anywhere you want. The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with M1 are great laptops for everyone. But if you’re a business user and want more powerful machines, the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are the best laptops to buy. That is why it is recommended that you carefully review your options to avoid “costly” mistakes.
Apple also sells desktops, but that’s a bit more confusing than buying MacBooks. You can choose from three desktop sizes: iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. While the iMac and Mac Mini are aimed at mainstream users, the Mac Pro is squarely aimed at business users. However, don’t buy the Mac Pro just yet because Apple is expected to update the system next year with a more powerful custom âApple Siliconâ.
Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Price: Rs 92 900 from
The MacBook Air is the best laptop for most people. The Air is designed for basic tasks like browsing the web, sending emails, streaming music, maybe working on homework, or attending classes online. It is powered by the new M1 processor and is much faster than the Intel processors available in the previous generation of MacBook Air.
The M1 version of the MacBook Air is fanless and does not require cooling. It also includes Apple’s significantly improved keyboard, but omits a touch bar seen on the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It comes with a 13 inch 2560 Ã 1600 IPS display, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. This latest model with 512 GB of storage has an additional graphics core in the M1 processor. The MacBook Air’s battery will last more than a full working day, which you won’t even get on a high-end Windows laptop.
Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2020)
Price: Rs 122,900 and more
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 sits between the MacBook Air and the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro. In many ways, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is identical to the MacBook Air but has an improved fan, speakers and microphones, a slightly brighter 13-inch display, longer battery life, and a touch bar at the top of the keyboard. Yes, it’s the only MacBook Apple currently sells that includes a Touch Bar. Because there is a cooling fan in this laptop, it performs slightly better than the MacBook Air with the same M1 chip. If you like to do intense tasks like video editing, then go for the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Things to keep in mind when buying a MacBook in India
*If you’re a student, teacher, or speaker, take advantage of an Apple Student Discount. You can actually save a lot on a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac mini from the India Educational store.
*Avoid buying an older generation MacBook Air, launched between 2015 and 2019. We recommend getting the new MacBook Air with the greatly improved Magic keyboard and fast M1 processor.
*Forget the 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel processor. It doesn’t make sense to buy the old model, given that the 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by M1 Pro or M1 Max is much better.
Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch and 16-inch, 2021)
Price: 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at Rs 194,900, 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at Rs 239,900
The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Apple’s Mac lineup. They are expensive and are aimed at graphic designers, video editors or musicians. Basically, they’re designed to meet the needs of business users who are willing to shell out thousands of dollars on high-end laptops. The new MacBook Pros are clearly all about design and function.
They have more ports, HDMI port, SD card, 1080p webcam, offer MagSafe charging and upgraded screens with Mini-LED technology and 120Hz refresh rate. There is no screen. tactile Touch Bar on newer Macs. Instead, it’s replaced with traditional function keys that can control media playback, screen brightness, and a large escape key, which is important for programmers. Perhaps the biggest talking point of the new MacBook Pros is the processor inside. They use Apple’s more advanced M1 chips, in “Pro” or “Max” configurations, instead of Intel chips. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros address user complaints, especially business users who want powerful machines with more ports, instance power inside, and let you add storage and memory. to your Mac.
This guide focuses on buying a MacBook in India. Next week, we’ll give you some tips on buying the right Mac desktop.