Which MacBook model to buy in 2018: my complete guide to each Apple laptop & which one is right for you.
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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.
* 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)
* 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)
* 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)
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Hi Andy - Great video thanks, Im after a pro 13 and looking at the touchbar as it has quad core and 4 x usb - but everybody is saying the touch bar is not needed .. is there much differance between the 2 models in performance ?? i dont do video editing etc..
Guys!! I’m in a dilemma, I’m a university student with a low budget, will MacBook Air be fine for me? Cause the most I’ll be doing in using GarageBand, editing videos, and getting printouts for my assignments.
Hiii! I am a student that wants to make my projects and everything on my Macbook and hopefully finish univesity with the same macbook! I wanna buy the 13 inch macbook pro 2018 with 268 Gb and 8 Gb of ram, intel i5 8th generation, (base model) (with touchbar) or the Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 with Retina display (which is the MacBook Pro that Apple sells refurbished) ( Originally released June 2017 Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch
16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD1
720p FaceTime HD Camera
Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.)
Which one should I get? They’re at the same price.
Thank you, Fede.
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
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!!
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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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?
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?
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
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
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We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.