There is something timeless about a MacBook, regardless of the generation, the subtly changing designs, sizes and power of the machines you can always tell one when you see it. Ownership is about more than that, though, it’s about feel. With a few different options available, how do you know which MacBook is for you? Well, Techscheme is here to help. With four variations on Apple’s classic laptop available, we put them through their paces to tell you which one might suit you best.
MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2016)
We’ll start with what is inevitably the most powerful of the bunch, the 15 inch MacBook Pro. The latest updated design enlarges the touchpad and adds brand new Touch Bar tech, this allows for much-improved navigation both on screen and through media files as well as the integration of Touch ID sensor.
At its best, the Pro 15-inch comes with a 2.7GHz Intel i7 processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. It’s the most powerful MacBook ever and so as such you’ll find it geared to almost any purpose. Creatives with processor-intensive disciplines like animation might particularly fancy the Pro 15-inch, or if you need a MacBook to game with, it comes with a Radeon Pro 455 chip. Of course, one great reason to get a powerful MacBook is futureproofing: ensure that you don’t need to upgrade for a while. You can get the MacBook Pro 15-inch from Techscheme with savings of up to £323.88.
MacBook Pro 13-Inch
Much of what makes the 15 inch MacBook Pro is true of the 13-inch. It’s got the updated design and Touch Bar in the single-piece milled aluminium body. It’s available in Space Grey and Silver from Techscheme and it’s the best 13-inch MacBook we’ve ever seen.
Its processor is the slightly less impressive 2.9GHz Intel i5 while it’s not as prepared for serious gaming as its bigger brother. The MacBook Pro 13-inch is designed for the people who want a powerful MacBook that’s light and more portable, and it nails it. At Techscheme we can save you up to £233 on the smaller MacBook Pro.
Then we come to the classic MacBook, the latest incarnation of which adds the gorgeous Rose Gold to its choice of available colours (alongside Gold, Silver ad Space Grey). It’s the smallest and lightest of the MacBook options, so if portability or the need to get things done on the go are important to you, it’s a fine choice.
In terms of hardware, the Intel Core M5 processor is plenty powerful for all but the most intensive of tasks. Power-wise, it’s a step down from the Pro, obviously, but it’s weight, incredible screen and sensible price make it perfect for people who want the convenience (and cachet) of a MacBook without shelling out on a processor they don’t need. We can save you money on a standard MacBook, up to £185, to be precise.
Lastly, the MacBook Air. It feels kind of harsh to describe the Air as the “budget” MacBook. It is ostensibly the cheapest option, and so you would expect a few compromises from the rest of its stable, but it is still a brilliant laptop in its price range.
On the outside, the Air has not had any significant updates to its design, aside from the change to 13-inch screen. This means that if you’re looking to upgrade, but like what your machine looks like, this may well be the machine for you. In terms of power, the processor may be slightly less impressive than other MacBooks when considering raw output, but it’s super-efficient, so it manages your usage well, even with more complex tasks. The MacBook Air is a great entry-level MacBook, it shows off the old classic well, and doesn’t hit you too hard in the wallet. It’s available at Techscheme with savings of up to £131.
|MacBook Pro 15” 512GB||£2699.00||£323.88||£2375.12|
|MacBook Pro 13” 512GB||£1949.00||£233.88||£1715.12|
|MacBook Air 256GB||£1099.00||£131.88||£967.12|
Which MacBook is Right for you? Well, that’s something only you can answer, but hopefully, we’ve given you a decent bit of insight as to what might serve you best. All products at Techscheme come with up to 12% off from your National Insurance contributions, but our employee benefits only apply if your employer is signed up. The scheme is free and easy for them to join, so ask them to take a look today.