Which MacBook Should I Buy?

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When you are in the market for a new computer there are a lot of different factors that can make the choice difficult. Once you decide on the brand, you still have to decide if you want a desktop computer or laptop, and then decide how new, fast and even the size you want for your new computer.

The past few years, popularity of laptops has grown, and Apple has expanded their product line of Apple laptops to accommodate the spike in demand. Currently there are three different Mac notebooks available through Apple.  There is the MacBook, MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro.

All three are great products, but all three have their own advantages and disadvantages. At Mac of all trades we have numerous models of each kind of MacBook to help accommodate and fit your technology needs.

If you are struggling to make a decision between one of these notebooks we suggest making a list of priorities. Do you want the cheapest computer? Or is the weight more important to you? Are you a graphic design artist and need more storage or power? Once you have your list together of what you are looking for most out of your next MacBook, you will have an easier time choosing between the three different types.

To help give you a better idea of what each machine has to offer, we have broken down what each notebook brings to the table.


This Apple notebook debuted after the release of the MacBook Pro in May of 2006 as a low-end laptop aimed for the everyday consumer. When the MacBook was first released it was known for the plastic like polycarbonate casing. The MacBook has gone under a couple different facelifts, changing into an aluminum unibody casing and then back to polycarbonate but with a unibody casing. However, recently in March of 2015 a redesigned MacBook was introduced.

The latest 12-inch version first released in March of 2015 is thinner than a MacBook Air, comes in a variety of colors, and has one USB-C port. The newest redesign is a lot different than past models. The biggest take away from these models is the single USB-C port, new keyboard and trackpad, and a Retina Display. Most recently in April 2016 Apple gave the MacBook another update giving improvements to the processors, graphics, battery life and even giving the machine a faster flash storage.

Additional information on the new MacBook can be found here.

MacBook Air

At the time when the MacBook Air was released, it was the world’s thinnest notebook. The ultraportable notebook was marketed to the person on the go. Business professionals and students both liked the new design that was geared toward making the laptop as thin as possible, making it easy to travel with and bring to class.

This device has been one of Apple’s most popular throughout the years, because of how user friendly and portable the Apple notebook is. The model comes in both 11-inch and 13-inch size options with different built-in configurations. The MacBook Air also stands out from the rest of the other ultraportable notebook computers because of its long battery life, fast flash storage, and it is under three pounds.

To see what MacBook Airs we have available in inventory follow this link.

MacBook Pro

If you are more of a power user with your laptops then the MacBook Pro might be the best option for you. Currently available in both 13 and 15-inch options, the MacBook Pro is the high-end model from Apple’s lineup of notebook computers. The MacBook Pro was originally released in early 2006 as an upgrade option to the PowerBook G4.

The aluminum laptop was known for being a heavy-duty laptop that could outperform many of its competitors. The newest models come with a Retina display, but the MacBook Pro was previously available with glossy or anti-glare options as well. MacBook Pros have more powerful Intel processors, fast memory, advanced graphics and more storage, making it a great machine for the advanced or heavy user.  With all the MacBook Pro has to offer it can be more expensive in price; however, you can save money by buying a refurbished MacBook Pro.  To see what we have available in stock go here.

Depending on your priorities and requirements, one of these MacBook models will be able to fulfill any of your needs. Varying in price, weight and configurations you will be able to find the perfect Apple notebook that is the best fit for you.

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