Is it a bad idea to buy the old MacBook air?
I don’t have the money to buy the new one but practically any computer is better then the one I have now! So I was thinking of getting the MacBook air 13.3 inch laptop (old version) for $500 it only had one bad review out of 30 but I’m worried since this was from 2011 I think that the computers will be damaged or something!? Opinions
It depends what you are looking for.
Macbook owners generally only use the canned programs that come with it. They are mostly internet access computers. MacBook Air batteries (most MacBook batteries) are not user replaceable and wear over time. MacBooks in general after the first two years are industry average in reliability and cost of repair is high.
Just as new MacBooks cost double for the CPU, graphics, ram performance compared to thicker Windows systems, the used ones also cost double and equivalent Windows one. You get no warranty in a used MacBook.
Here are specifications of MacAir
Here is CPU performance:
If you can get a MacBook Air 13 of 2011 for $500
MacBookAir4,2 A1369 1440 × 900 with HD 3000 graphics 1.7 GHz (i5-2557M)
Core i5-2557M @ 1.70GHz2707
vs: Core i3-2350M @ 2.30GHz2702 as a 2nd gen core i3 for laptops also with HD 3000
4GB RAM and probably 128GB SSD
at about 3 pounds.
ISight (640 × 480) camera VGA level
They are susceptible to damage and spills. Anything you buy should be checked.
It just depends what you are looking for.
Here is also $500
Asus – Ultrabook 14″ Touch-Screen Laptop – 4GB Memory – 500GB Hard Drive – Black/Silver
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-3217U processor is slower. No optical drive. About 4 pounds.
A netbook running Chrome can be bought for $300 and do a lot of the same things.
“reviews” are based on new laptops, and while under warranty, Apple products are good.
What’s a good notebook for HD movies?
I have a Dell XPS M140 that is finally about to crap out. I was looking to get a notebook computer instead of a laptop because i want long battery and light weight. The only thing I need is to play HD movies and do some minor editing… Any recommendations? What should I look for?
Also, any brands I should avoid? I had bad experiences with Compaq and HP in the past, and my Dell has been great so far…How’s Acer?
Well, laptops and notebooks are actually the same thing. If you mean netbook then I can’t be sure if there is one that can be used for HD movie editing. The thing is, it needs a graphic card to make it run smooth and netbook usually don’t have it.
Acer is okay. It’s not the best choice but it’s okay. I’ve heard that people like Toshiba. I did a review myself and it seems decent. The specs and designs are good. I use Gateway and so far I haven’t got any major problem except for overheating (due to congested dust in my laptop’s fan) and OS problems. Asus make great laptops too. Look in that area or you can stick with Dell. Price wise, Acer might be the cheapest.
What is the cost of an Asus G46VW equipped with an intel® Core™ i7 3630QM Processor?
please provide source
Computers, netbooks, phones, tablets and many other items are always being reviewed in Consumer Reports
magazine. Go to your Public Library or look on line and look at the last
few issues, there are several out there to pick from.
You have to get familiar with specs to be able to judge.
Sony, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba there is little or not way to say one is better than the others it is more important to get the one that fits your needs. (I am a tech with
several years of repairing all brands.)
Source: CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Professional
Is this a good laptop, based on what I tend to do on computers?
I’ve been looking into buying a new laptop, but I know little-to-nothing about them. So I’m going to ask other people.
The laptop I’m currently looking at is a X201E-DH01. It’s an Asus, which is a brand I’ve never heard of before today. So anything anyone knows about them would be cool.
Also, it runs on Ubuntu Linux, which I’ve never used before, though I’ve been told it’s great, although, I think it’s more for people who, you know, know what they’re doing with computers…which I don’t. So any quick little reviews of Linux would be awesome, too.
I really only use my computer to browse the internet and type stuff up in Word, so I don’t need anything too bad-ass. Just an affordable laptop that’s not too crappy (and not a Mac).
A problem I have with a my current computer (a 2-year old Presario CQ62) is that when fiddlefarting around on Imgur and similar websites, it freezes up and stops working for a couple hours. No one else I know has this problem, so I’m assuming it’s a problem with the computer and not the site.
Also, I use Netflix a lot, so I need a computer that’s Netflix-capable. I’m not entirely sure what that specifies.
Thanks to any tech-savvy people who decide to help me out.
ASUS is a great puter company and make quality products. The only thing I would advise is that netbooks are not that reliable. If your looking for a puter for what you do with Windows and want to jump up to around $530, take a look at these HP.
Two HP that can be customized to what you need
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/B6C46AV;pgid=c7twGfjc0ptSRpIq7ZUcoGXQ0000ptFcn-Ce;sid=UfkUk5vYup7bi8p-xu5OB0LXZeXRxq_ElKxaT319WyKZOCFLk0_Q5UIX?HP-Pavilion-g6z-2200-Notebook-PC Your choice of 5 colors
These are not customizable
HP SleekBook AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M APU AMD Radeon HD 7600G 4 GB DDR3 500 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
Apple makes a good quality laptop. The problem comes when it requires service or minor upgrades. It is near impossible to do anything with them. They even glue the battery and hard drive down so you can not change it. They solder the ram to the logic board so you can not increase it. They lock up most of the software so your stuck with what they approve.
Lenovo has serious stand behind their product problems. They bought IBM PC division and proceeded to drive the quality of the system into the ground. Their customer service is well below par. They even makes Dell customer service look good. The last and final thing to remember about them is they are a Chinese Government own company. It is up to you if you want to trust them.
Toshiba, Panasonic, Sony should be avoided because of their heavy modification of Windows and the drivers. If you remove some of the bloat they install, you can cripple the system.
Acer, Gateway, and eMachines should be avoided period. Low end system that are driving the race to the bottom.
Dell once made a good system and fell from grace. They are now struggling to regain their place in the market. Customer service is one of many problems with this company.
Alienware are glorified Dells and are more name then product. Priced extremely high for what you get. They do perform but you can get the same for less by looking around, just not packaged to be eye candy to the gamers.
ASUS and HP do not modify Windows as bad as the other manufacturers. They have excellent build quality. They might add a lot of bloat but they also makes it easy to get rid of it.
Ultrabooks are the higher end of Wintel laptops but they have some of the same concerns as Apple. They make it next to impossible to change any hardware in them. Service of them will have to be done by the manufacturers. With most of them, you can not change your own battery or hard drive. They are designed to catch your eye but they are not any more special then other laptops except for the fact that they are slim or thin. Your paying for it being thin and slim. For the money your going to spend on it you can buy a much better laptop with more power.
Tablets are just toys to me. They can not handle the work load like Laptops and Desktops and do not have the storage capacity you will end up needing.
Hybrids are the worse of the worse. The flip or detachable touch screens are just a disaster waiting to happen.
Never buy an All In One. They are far worst then laptops of any kind to service and they have a higher failure rate. My experience with them are limited because the few I worked on made me think they were designed in such a way as it would take a blow torch and a jack hammer just to disassemble them.
what is the thinnest and best looking mini laptop on the market?
also with good memory, video quality and good battery life
Depends on wat u consider gud bat life, memory, vid quality…
As u demand more features the laptop gets thicker.
Macbook air is an option but there are alternatives. Also macbook air is NOT the thinnest laptop.
Macbook air = 0.76″
mitsubishi pedion = 0.71″ (1998, cancelled)
voodoo envy = 0.70″ (available)
sharp muramasa (2003, cancelled)
voodoo envy pros:
-excellent build quality – carbon fiber and u can get it custom painted (but this is expensive)
-up to 1.8ghz (gud for sumtin so thin)
-free wifi device built into ac adapter (so u dont use up a usb port to conect to internet where theres no wifi – like with mac air – also mac air only has 1 usb port so if u wna b connected to internet u cant connect any other usb device to it unless it has wireless or bluetooth)
-2 usb ports and 1 doubles as an eSATA port (thats rare on laptops)
-user replaceable battery rated at 3hrs (comes with a spare battery for free. Mac air doesnt let u replace bat, u must take it to an apple store and pay for the bat and service to replace bat wen it dies out)
-instant on OS (boot up a linux based OS in 5 seconds while vista boots up in backround)
-cheaper than macbook air if u consider all the free accesories u get with it (eg: free superdrive, there r more)
-dolby sound which is stereo. Mac air only has a mono speaker so if ur watching vids u hear better sound quality coming from ur laptop. Also music sounds much better
-big multitouch enabled touchpad
-proximity sensor on the keyboard. This senses wen ur fingers r over the keyboard and disables the touchpad while ur fingers r above the keyboard
if u want better specs/features go for an alienware (gr8 specs), falcon northwest (v gud specs and lets u custom paint ur laptop), puget systems (several customizable choices, lifetime warranty on the product), or velocity micro (high quality build, hand assembled)
if those r too expensive and u ment a netbook:
sony p-series lıfestyle (looks v nice)
asus eeepc http://eeepc.asus.com/global/products.html?n=0
netbooks r small but hv no place to insert a CD/DVD. Also they hv less memory and usually a small screen. However a lot of them hv gr8 battery life.
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