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Which Mac to Buy in 2018? MacBook vs Air vs Pro!

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Which MacBook model to buy in 2018: my complete guide to each Apple laptop & which one is right for you. Best deals on MacBooks: http://geni.us/macBook MacBook Pro: http://geni.us/macBookPro MacBook Air: http://geni.us/macbookAir Blog post: http://mytechmethods.com/guides/which-macbook-to-buy-2018 In this video I'll explain which MacBook to buy in 2018. Apple laptops are some of the best laptops. I've owned a Mac laptop for almost 9 years. They're very high quality, from the trackpad to the software to the retina displays and more, but also usually more expensive than other laptops but it's worth it if you know what you're getting. Currently there are 3 MacBook models: MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. MacBook * Apple's 12" screen laptop; Base model starts at $1299 * Only MacBook available in 4 different colors: rose gold, space gray, gold, and silver * Base model has 7th-Gen 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 mobile processor; configurable to dual-core i5 or i7 * 8GB RAM (up to 16GB) and 256GB SSD (up to 512GB) Get MacBook if you * Care about looks more than performance (sexy; IPS Retina display with 226 ppi; colors) * Want something ultra portable and mobile; Apple's thinnest lightest laptop (2 lbs and up to 10 hours battery life) * Want the smallest screen of any Apple laptop (12" diagonal) * Only run basic applications, nothing too CPU dependent (base model has mobile processor) * Don't need a lot of ports (only 1 USB-C port for charging/input/output) * Don't mind having a crappy webcam (only 480p) MacBook Air * Base model starts at $999 * 13.3" screen; 8GB RAM; 128GB SSD (configurable to 256GB or 512GB) * 5th-Gen Intel dual-core i5 processor (can be upgraded to 2.2GHz Core i7) Get MacBook Air if you * Have the lowest budget (Apple's most affordable laptop) * Care about battery life more than anything (up to 12 hours; longest battery life of any Apple laptop) * Want a small lightweight laptop like the MacBook but with more ports (great for students and travelers) * Don't mind having a mediocre display (it's not an IPS Retina display; 1440x900 not even Full HD) * Don't mind having silver bezels (has fairly large bezels relative to its size) * Run the same basic applications that the MacBook is good for and if you know you don't need more than 8GB RAM (this is Apple's only laptop that is limited to 8GB) * Need an HD webcam (720p) * Don't need a lot of storage space on the laptop and you utilize Cloud storage or external drives (base model only has 128GB storage) MacBook Pro * MBP is special because it comes in a number of different configurations * Comes in silver or space gray and 2 screen sizes: 13.3" starting at $1299 (non-TouchBar) & $1799 w/ TouchBar. 15.4" starts at $1999 (2015 non-TouchBar model) & $2399 w/ TouchBar * All MacBook Pro models have IPS Retina displays (13" has 227ppi; 15" has 220ppi) and all MBP models can expect 9-10 hours battery life * 13" comes with 8GB RAM (configurable to 16GB); 15" comes with 16GB RAM * 13" starts at 128GB SSD (configurable up to 1TB); 15" starts at 256GB SSD (configurable to 2TB) * 13" starts with Intel 7th-Gen Kaby Lake dual-core i5 (configurable to dual-core i7) * 15" 2015 non-TouchBar comes with 4th-gen quad-core; 15" TouchBar comes with 7th-Gen Kaby Lake quad-core i7 Get 2015 15" MacBook Pro if you * Want an awesome laptop for under $2,000 (some say it's the best laptop ever made) * Want Mag-Safe * Want all the other ports besides USB-C (HDMI, SD slot, USB-A, Thunderbolt 2) * Don't mind having an older processor (4th-gen) * Want 15" size but no Touch Bar Get newest MacBook Pro if you * Want the best performance and fastest speed of all the Apple laptops (for professional work; 15" Touch Bar has the best specs out of all MBPs) * Need the most internal storage (only Apple laptop to be configured for 1-2TB of storage) * Want the best/brightest display out of all Apple laptops (The newest 13" and 15" MBPs have 25% more colors than sRGB and 500 nits of brightness; 2015 MBP has sRGB and 300 nits; 13" has the most ppi) * Run CPU-intensive or graphics-intensive applications like gaming, HD video editing, 3D modeling, CAD, virtual machines, hardcore Photoshop (For best graphics performance get 15" which has dedicated Radeon Pro GPU with up to 4GB memory) * Don't mind having a slightly bigger laptop compared to the other MacBook models (having said that, the 13" is a very compact and portable laptop) * Absolutely want TouchBar/TouchID (even though 13" MBP doesn't have it) * Are okay with having USB-C ports (USB-C to USB-A adapters are a must-have) * Have a large budget (expensive; can go over $4,000 for certain configurations) Subscribe! http://goo.gl/RqU0nl Twitter http://Twitter.com/slye Facebook http://Facebook.com/MyTechMethods Instagram http://instagram.com/slye Share this video! https://youtu.be/darOS3kBtfQ Thanks for watching my video: Which #Mac #Laptop to Buy! #MacBook vs Air vs Pro Royalty-free music: Artist: Nicolai Heidlas Title: Real Ride
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Andy Slye (1 month ago)
*UPDATED VIDEO: Which Apple Laptop to Buy in 2019* ➡️ https://youtu.be/DKAe01DONi0
Edgar Beltran (5 hours ago)
I would buy the MacBook Air cause I am a student and it would help me a lot with any school assignments or projects or research
Mizz Bailey (3 days ago)
i would get the macbook air but my family is kinda poor so we can really only get lenovo laptops but i have a dream of again a macbook air hope it comes true someday
Sakura Hansu (4 days ago)
Good, time to throw my annoying windows 10 shit computer out the window.
Michael Christopher (4 days ago)
Anyone else watching this on a Mac Book Pro?
Rambo Rajkumar (6 days ago)
which should i buy? macbook air 2019 or macbook pro mpxq2hn/a ? i am getting both at same price approximately here in india... please suggest 1,532.54 dollars for the air and 1673.64 dollar for pro ... please suggest
LinSooPretty (7 days ago)
I need the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro I need it for school and editing videos
LinSooPretty (7 days ago)
Soo expensive 😪
I just want a mf macbook to make YouTube videos
QueenStatus (11 days ago)
I’m gonna take my $4k and pay 10 car payments and just get the $1700 MacBook.🤨
Fortnite Godxd (13 days ago)
Macbook Pro and NOT the 2015! And thanks for the u know
Amani Windon (14 days ago)
Is that makeup on ur eyes?
B U (18 days ago)
Which mac is good for 3d artists??
YOUSIF Litt (18 days ago)
Amazing 🌟
313_Det (18 days ago)
Whoa I just realized I was your 1 millionth view!
Andy Slye (18 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
I think I might go for the 12 inch
Ofa Mario (21 days ago)
2013 MacBook Pro retina hands down best opt ⛓
HueyQuitPlayin 7 (26 days ago)
Very helpful. Thank you for taking the time to do this
Andy Slye (26 days ago)
Thanks for watching
I have the new Pink Mac book air why can’t I update garage band iMovie 5 Mac applications on the computer it’s says Apple ID don’t work with applications please help thanks
brownycurl c (29 days ago)
i dont know if i should get pro with touchbar, is it even worth the extra bucks
Matthew Geoghegan (30 days ago)
I got the MacBook Air 2018! It is soooo fast! I would highly recommend it
Andy Slye (30 days ago)
Esmee Velthof (1 month ago)
I do have a question, I’m moving out this summer and so I find my webcam very important. Further more my storage is important and the speed. Which laptop would you recommend because I’m hesitating between de pro 2017 and the air 2017/18? And could you explain why? I’m waiting for your respond, thanks!!
Adam Zain (1 month ago)
My decision is 13 inch MacBook Air. Thank you 😊 for the video.
Adam Zain (1 month ago)
Andy Slye , thank you 😊.
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching
Adam Zain (1 month ago)
My decision is 15 inch MacBook Pro. Thank you 😊 for the video.
Jee Vang (1 month ago)
thanks for making it even more difficult to choose. "if you want this, get this but also think about this although this can work as well."
alcylon (1 month ago)
Mac Pro is the biggest joke of them all: made from obsolete 4-year old parts, and the high-end model costs 8000 dollars. A superior Windows machine sells for 3500
Oli. G (1 month ago)
Damn it, you’re so handsome☹️❤️.
kenya lopez (1 month ago)
I want the 2015 MacBook Pro 15 inch but the new one looks nice too I'm undecided here but I will admit the light up Apple logo is my fave so I'll stick to 2015 I just need it for work I don't game or do any graphics so I think I'll be okay
OlePatches! (1 month ago)
my macOS Mojave 10.14.2 has been behaving swell for the past 2.5 years since I bought it fr/ Apple......after 3-year warranty runs out and I can no longer get online help from Apple .....where do I go for HELP?.....and what about "updates"?...is Apple giving me no choice but to buy a NEW Mac Book Pro? I am an amateur at most......what would you suggest? thanks for your helpful videos!
Adam Zain (1 month ago)
My decision is 2015 15 inch MacBook Pro. Thank you 😊 for the video.
Adam Zain (1 month ago)
Andy Slye. But the 2015 15 inch MacBook Pro doesn’t have on Apple. So my decision is 13 inch MacBook Air, because has legacy ports, SDXC card slot, more cheaper, and more battery life. Thank you 😊 for the video.
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching. Enjoy your laptop!
Ellen Repasky (1 month ago)
Very helpful. My OLD Macbook Pro (home use only) died and I need to get a new used Macbook. Trying to decide which model with limited budget. Wish me luck
Earl Anthony C. Gambe (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot for this review Andy. It is very brief but comprehensive enough.
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching
Yugene Lee (1 month ago)
Fantastic! Very detailed! I always don't know the difference
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching!
Blake (1 month ago)
But the MacBook Pro base model for 1300. That’s the best deal
Blake (1 month ago)
I watched this after buying. I got the MacBook Pro 13inch and it’s def the best for 1300.
Torimations (1 month ago)
I need something to connect my drawing tablet for animation :/ *cri i will never be a proper animator T^T
Queen Roshaa (1 month ago)
Best one for college students? And maybe some video editing
sean vandeusen (1 month ago)
The display is a big deal for photo and video editors. The ports are big a deal for people looking to use logic pro and have a few different usb devices that can't be used via daisy chained in a usb hub even with a proper powered usb hub. However somehow every mac including some older models run those programs with ease. So I wouldn't the first macbook is only good for browsing the web haha. You can legit edit photos with dozens of layers even large sized raw files on the cheapest macbook. My friend records bands and makes a living doing so on the exact macbook you talked about first. And finalcut runs smooth even when editing 4k videos. Even a $3.5k pc has a hard time playing back 4k files. I'm a windows user who doesnt mind mac for a few of these reasons. I just dont want no one to be discouraged to buy a cheaper model thinking all they can do is play chest and check their emails lol. However if you like cuebase, protools, adobe programs and resolve... a $499 windows laptop will be your best option. Apple is very overpriced for what they come with. If you spent $1200 on a windows laptop youd have a pretty good gaming laptop with 16 gigs of ram, 1440p and or 4k display, 1060/1070 gtx nvidia GPU and the latest 8gen cpus. But if you're a mac fan... pretty much any mac will let you do what you need to do. Even the lowerend ipad can handle some hefty photo editing, garageband and video editing. Apple makes very optimized computers for their applications.
kongkow with ros (1 month ago)
all info is very helpful..thx
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching
mia wallace (1 month ago)
does it makes sense to buy a 2015 macbook pro in 2018?
mia wallace (1 month ago)
i don't. but thanks a lot for the answer! +Andy Slye
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
If you have the budget for a 2018 MacBook Pro go for that instead
Patrick Cabral (1 month ago)
I'm going to buy the macbook pro, but weird in my country costs more 1000 than in US.. :(
Indigo Rain (1 month ago)
Is a used but good condition MacBook Pro 2010 worth $363..?
dream_keeper88 (1 month ago)
Got the MacBook Air today 😆 An impulsive purchase bec they have a buy now pay later promo 😂
Pedro Alvarafo (1 month ago)
What's the best for making music and video editing and photo editing like graphic design
Andy Slye (1 month ago)
Bonnie Tomlinson (1 month ago)
You only compared the base model Air. What about the upgraded Air with 256G memory, Core i5 processor and touch ID? Does is handle Photoshop okay? What ports does it have? Where does it fall in your suggestions?
Jacqueline Brown (1 month ago)
Thx f antastic video
Tea (1 month ago)
This is basically throwing shade at the MacBook and MacBook Air lmao I want to get the normal 12 inch MacBook but I have the MacBook Air , so I’m gonna wait till I damage the MacBook Air 😂😂
Mystyfikacja Swarp (1 month ago)
Mac is gay
Josh Tracy (1 month ago)
Great video. Thanks Andy
Rakan Otaku. (2 months ago)
What’s the best one for editing programs like SVP & AE.
Andy Slye (2 months ago)
Jatin Chaudhary (2 months ago)
Can i develop 2d ios games in macbook air??
Twerkz (2 months ago)
One of the best videos i have ever watched...Compairing & Explaining clearly and simply...
Andy Slye (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Tigersandcats . (2 months ago)
I just want a good one that can do garageband well. What should i get?
S J Somers Art (2 months ago)
Hey dude, so I have an imac from 2013 which is doing very well (bless it) but i do need a new device mostly as a spare & emergency mac for when this finally dies, I do work on photoshop & listen to music, but thats literally IT, so with the books improving so much since I bought my imac, Im wondering if one of the mac books would do the job for digital artwork, as to be portable is useful (I get migraines & changing set up around the office/house helps)... but im wondering if the screen / colour rep / power for photoshop use etc might still not quite be up to scratch on a book instead of an imac? do you know how they would compare for those simple & specific uses? (baring in mind I THINK the imac should - after good update hang on in there just fine for a back up for some time yet, especially if the work load is broken down across 2 machines) Thanks for any advice you can offer! :) Sammy
S J Somers Art (2 months ago)
or alternatively, a good ipad as I think theyre adding photoshop in full as of 2019 to them? but i guess thats anyones guess as to how worth it those will be for artwork... i am FULL of stupid questions today
Josh Reyes (2 months ago)
Thanks man I’m ending up getting the Mack book air
Paola Lopez (2 months ago)
Thank you so muchhh for your info and timeee ! You help me decide which oneee, i was going by the macbook air because of the color gold and because is portable ! Buttt i guess 13 inch mac pro is the onee FOR ME ❤️🙏🏽 like if people is going to spend money on stuff like this do it wisely and for future also !!! Thank u so much again.
StuntRider20 (2 months ago)
What’s the best inch for college use, easy to put in bookbag?
No comment No comment (2 months ago)
i can't afford any of them...........
Marling Romero (2 months ago)
I am debating on whether to get the oldest Macbook air, newest MacBook air, or the newest MacBook Pro. I want one that will last me at least 4-5 years, without needing to repair anything if I don’t break it. Can anyone help me out?
Ash 44 (2 months ago)
Is it possible to play games like pubg or GTA in MacBook Pro...?
Queen’Camille Tavas (2 months ago)
Cool. Thanks! Now i made up my mind 😊💕
Bahi mohammed (2 months ago)
Thanks bro u really helped me
Andy Slye (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching
TKRYST1 (2 months ago)
The intro spells out 2018 but your talking about 2015 models??
Emm Wen (2 months ago)
Perfect! Thank you for this great video!
Who wanna pay $4000 for a laptop :) Probably , Donald Trump
Anime 2000000 (2 months ago)
Mine is the thick one but idk what it is cuz it doesn't say Air or Pro in it it's also not thin like the Macbook
Tomas Molina (2 months ago)
so basically are all shit except macbook pro...?
Tetyana S (2 months ago)
Can you do a video on Mackbook Pro 13” (2018) with touch at vs MacyPro 13” (2018) no touchbar
PrimeRibGaming (2 months ago)
I like the “I-Bad”.
Mikesha Golden (2 months ago)
That Mac Book Pro
Joe Dubiel (2 months ago)
Yes, but now the Air has retina display. How sweet it is !!!!!!
Jose Gonzalez (2 months ago)
After watching this video I think I would just save my 5k the was going spend on the Mac Pro.
TechHeadsL7 (2 months ago)
Omg I used your testimonial for VU Jasper. I made their commercials.
Andy Slye (2 months ago)
Ha nice!
Alok Prasad, DySP (2 months ago)
Is Snapdragon planning to enter laptop processor territory? Kindly compare Snapdragon with Intel iseries laptop. Apart from battery life what more. Detail video side by side AMD rizen series, Intel iseries with Snapdragon. New Challenger for Intel or it will be AMD vs Intel only!!!. future?
Affan ahmed Vlogs (2 months ago)
What about MacBook air 2018
k4 g (2 months ago)
Don't buy a macbook
Marcel Stachl (3 months ago)
Just a spec-rundown... how lame
Shook Sisters YT (3 months ago)
Y'all I need yalls help. Should I get a macbook pro ? Or no? Because I want a laptop for gaming and editing.
Dude, wats up with your eyes? 👀 🙈
Monzza (3 months ago)
Hi Andy, please don’t mind my bad english al do my best :) I like to bay a McBook Pro for specially iMovie and final cut pro... I work with huge sizes of full HD and for the future 4k... I heard a lot of complaining about the Mc Book Pro i9 because it gets to hot, the cooling system is not good and so on... Which one would you choose specially to work every day with Final Cut Pro? I have the iMac bud to work on my movies i always stick to my desk :( So i thought when i get the Mc Book Pro i can choose where to work on my movies... Is the performance on The Mac Book Pro as good as on the iMac??? It must be Ader wise i would not bay it... Is there also a possibility to work with a extern battery so when I’m some where out there and there is no kabelpower i can go on with that extern battery... I really hope you can give me some good advice please, thanks. With kind regards Daniel
jared diaz (3 months ago)
What is better to have a 256 ssd or 512 I mean I’m only going to use it for school but I also want to make my Mac book last long because I really don’t want to upgrade and I’m looking at the Touch Bar is really worth it
Jaime Pang (3 months ago)
Which MacBook Can burn cD or dvd?
Andy Slye (3 months ago)
You'll need to order these two things on Amazon if you want your MacBook to have the ability to burn CD/DVDs: http://geni.us/sidpt and http://geni.us/Ailun
Maxxine Myrr Limos (3 months ago)
Macbook pro 15 inches is available in smart tv?
David Ortiz (3 months ago)
Man I just can’t concentrate on what you’re saying because of that background music lol
Brianna Goyburu (3 months ago)
Which one would you recommend for just school work and well you know basic computer stuff??
Fw 112 (3 months ago)
Air because it’s the cheapest 😅
Hershfam (3 months ago)
MacBook Air cheapest one for 800 or cheapest pro for 1200? With my student discount
Gunner Andres (3 months ago)
You look like Channing Tatum, before he became buff.lol
Raghad KM (3 months ago)
Well, Now I know what I want I just need the money :\
0:04 I am interested. But I am probs not getting it until some years ;.; Am I the only one coming to here to imagine themselves getting a MacBook one day?
Mirtha Bu (3 months ago)
hi, Andy i have MacBook Pro 15" I want to use this for pictures adding and i will like to know how to work this one ...... do i need to get a difference application or what will you recoment it
Clover Hollister (3 months ago)
out of all the other comparison videos on macbooks , this one made the most sense 😂👌🏽 great job!
zzpjm (3 months ago)
Hi! Your video’s really great but I still got a small question: I’m going to but 2018 13’ MacBook Pro for some video editing and dealing with some files, should I buy 8G or 16G???
John Rieth (3 months ago)
This review is out of date... Please revise your review as of November 2018 and take this video down.
george k (3 months ago)
what eye cream do you brah?
NavMiguel (3 months ago)
It's just about year since you posted this video review, and I must say that the production values of your video was enough for me to subscribe (ok, that and the cat). I recently purchased the MB 12"/retina, and though the cam is fine (which is still mind-boggling why it's still at 480p), I do like the portability and the basic purposes that it serves. Good review.
Andy Slye (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
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Allegra Alexander (3 months ago)
he said that the macbook air has silver bezels ... what does that mean??
Asal Shirazi (3 months ago)
I’ll get the “pay my college funds” apple macbook for $5000 😂😂👌🏻thanks for asking
Zachary Williams (3 months ago)
I just want Mac OS but I’d definitely want a MacBook Pro because I’m going to do some real audio recording/mixing I want to learn how to do this stuff that they are powerful enough to do

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