I invested in my first Apple MacBook 3 months ago and thought it would be great to share my experience so far particularly if you are also looking at purchasing an Apple MacBook yourself for the first time.
I purchased the MacBook Pro 13-inch model which you can see here. I chose the colour Space Grey, the other option is Silver.
The tech stuff:
- 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display
- 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
- Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
- FaceTime HD camera
- Full-sized backlit keyboard
- Up to 10 hours battery life
- macOS High Sierra
- Force Touch trackpad
- Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
- 1.49cm thin
- 1.37 kg
Features I love
The MacBook Pro is supposed to have the best display out of the Mac range and that is definitely true. The display is bright and clear which makes sense as it supports wide colour for more vibrant greens and reds.
Usually I take what is said about the speakers in a laptop for a grain of salt as realistically there is not normally much space for ‘good’ speakers. However, no joke, these do actually live up to what is said. They go LOUD!
Speakers that speak for themselves. Loudly.
The speakers sit on each side of the keyboard and are barely noticeable.
Keyboard and Trackpad
More responsive keyboard. More expansive trackpad.
I love the keyboard and trackpad! It feels so smooth and is extremely responsive. The large trackpad makes moving around the screen easy and quick. I only just found the setting a week ago that allows you to change the ‘click’ of the trackpad to soft, medium or hard which is a really neat feature. There are also a number of shortcuts and actions that can be programmed on both the keyboard and trackpad to make working fast and efficient and completely customization.
The battery life was an important factor which choosing what I wanted to get. I really didn’t like how previous laptops always seemed to run out of battery quickly or the battery would be completely useless after a year or two. The batteries in MacBooks are amazing. They are advertised to last for 10 hours of use and that is true. I often work away on assignments, watch Netflix and browse the internet over a couple of days before it needs charging.
Other options in the MacBook Pro lineup:
Also, that screen saver that everyone has of the flip clock, find it here.