ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Who will actually buy the new MacBook?

I have always had a love / hate relationship with Apple.  I can appreciate the design and the fact for the most part Apple devices “just work” but the cost of any Apple device is just so steep.  The cost of new devices is why I have kept hold of my 2009 MacBook for so long.  It works fine and I can’t justify the cost at the moment, plus there hasn’t been a replacement model in some time.

Until now. I was browsing the internet yesterday and found out that Apple is bringing out a new MacBook.  Could this finally be the device that makes me part with some hard earned? Nope I don’t think so.

The design is beautiful and the MacBook is soooooo light but if you look at the pictures you would think it is a MacBook Air which is a beautiful device in itself. The MacBook Air is also cheaper, more powerful and has more ports.  The only thing that is better about the new MacBook is the amount of RAM available and yes while 8GB is definitely better than the 4GB found on the MacBook Air running OS X on 4GB RAM is hardly a chore for the majority of us.  The major downside for me is that the processor is a dual core which is the same as the one in my 6 year old MacBook!!!

I can’t help thinking that Apple brought out this device because they could not because they should. Most of my customers who use Mac’s have either an iMac or MacBook Pro which again are fantastic devices with more than enough processing power to get things done.  When you are parting with £1049 (UK prices for base model) you would expect fantastic specs and for me the new MacBook just doesn’t cut it.

About the Author


Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Cisco, Windows, OS X and Linux based IT Support to small businesses throughout Scotland.

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