It’s another back-to-school season again! Have you prepared everything for your new semester? Maybe some of the students are considering purchasing a Macbook Air in the purpose of education especially for the fresh college students, but choosing the best Macbook Air for student can be a difficult task. Here we explore the various Mac options and give our buying advice.
Apart from the size of storage (128G and 256G), there’s nothing difference between them, so we could mainly make a choice among Mac Air, Mac Pro and 12in Mac.
MacBook Air is definitely the most perfect model for students. It’s cost-efficient, portable and practical. Although Air does have a slower processor and plainly less graphics power compared to the MacBook Pro, but it’s unlikely you’ll notice a difference in every-day tasks. Air is equipped with 1.8GHz Intel i5 processor, 128GB or 256GB of storage (£949 for the base model, or £1,099 for the 256GB model.), 8GB 1600MHz RAM and a 13in screen.
The Air owns two USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 2 port, an SDXC card slot and a MagSafe 2 power port. And this makes sure that the Air is very portable while cheaper than other models; and therefore more practical for students to take to classes.
MacBook Pro is always regarded as the most powerful but the most expensive laptop. Last year, Apple released a new version known as Touch Bar version.The range starts from £1,249 for the 13in non-Touch Bar version and goes up to £2,699 for the top-of-the-range 15in Touch Bar version.
However, the Touch Bar version is still a superfluous for most students. If the 13in screen is big enough for you and you have made your own choice to buy the MacBook Pro, we’d suggestchoosing the model priced at £1,449, which has Intel’s 7th Generation Kaby Lake dual-core i5 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. There’s Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 and two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.
Apple provides us with another laptop named MacBook simply together with Pro and Air. This nice-looking one is even thinner than MacBook Air with 12in size. We could see if it’s a good choice for students. The base model offers a dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 processor, 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 615. It’s considerably thin and lightweight, just 13.1mm at its thickest, which is 24 percent thinner than the MacBook Air. Maybe this is the why this one is more expensive than Air while it has a weaker processor.
For the simple students’ use, MacBook Pro is not recommended; Pro is pretty expensive and is overkill for daily study. Apart from your budgetary arrangements, the type of student you are will be another important factor, so deliberate over the decisions carefully with your self-condition and choose a best MacBook for yourself!