Product Type: Apple laptops
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Apple MacBook MC516B/A
Member Name: naoneek
Apple MacBook MC516B/A
Advantages: Easy to use, portable & aesthetically pleasing
Disadvantages: Expensive, Expensive Software, Poor processing power.
I purchased my Macbook at the beginning of my student life in 2008. And it has followed my journey ever since. It is a beautiful piece of equipment, which offers durability and reliability. I at first was skeptical about whether I should transfer to Apple, but boy do I love it.
The Macbook is very simple to use, the trackpad is very sensitive but I consider it faster than a mouse. The Keyboard is very easy to use, in comparison to other laptops that I have used. They're sensitive as well, but if you are to try a Mac keyboard; you'll understand why.
I think that the selling point for the Macbook is its portability. Many a time have I been able to just take my laptop into my class, without worrying about the battery supply or the size of the laptop. Unlike other laptops, the Macbook is quiet and efficient. You can type and no one will hear your processors whirring and spinning. It is very useful in lectures for example. The battery life is simply brilliant, with the adjustable brightness, you can keep this laptop going on for quite some time. Of course, after a lot of use, the battery starts to die; so I bought a new one.
The only issues I really had with my Macbook was the fact that you needed to buy a lot of software to get anything done. However, it is fortunate nowadays that Apple offer the Mac App Store so you can just buy software online. One vital thing that you needed to fork out some money for, was for Word documents (However, I think this was worth while investment) The other issue is that it ages and becomes quite slow. This is if you don't look after it properly. I rarely switched my laptop off (the reboot time is very quick) and therefore the processor became slow. Often if I have a lot of things running, the laptop becomes loud & annoying and you need to give it a moment to cool off. Playing any sort of video game is a no-go as it just will kill you laptop. Another issue is the price. If possible, try and attempt to get a student discount or another discount as forking out £800 for this is quite a lot. However, I think it's an investment as it has lasted a lot longer than any other of my laptops that I have owned in the past.
Summary: Very good purchase
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