The market continues to anticipate the release of the 2013 MacBook Pro. Apple has successfully been releasing high quality and premium laptops so there are high expectations for the refreshed versions. As everyone tries to find out what Apple has up its sleeves, a number of tips before purchasing MacBook Pros should be helpful.
Buying a MacBook requires careful consideration. Whether it will be the refreshed version or previous models, buyers should know how to find the right deals and products.
Anticipate the Release Date
Knowing the release date will give users a heads up on sales and what to expect. Whether the person is looking for lower priced Macs or a new one, the release date tells it all. As product launches near, both online and offline stores usually offer discount prices for current inventory to sell out old stocks. Stores usually slash down to hundreds of dollars. The release date also gives a good idea when current models will become outdated.
Limited In-Store Selection
Often, Apple Stores offer the stock version. Customers should not assume they can get any model. Apple Stores usually provide the bare bones. People should go to the store on the release day or reserve one for pickup if they want to get the basic model. Users cannot ask for alterations on the spot. This should be done or requested prior to pickup.
Upgrades or alterations will delay shipment of the product for a couple of weeks. For example, ordering the product this October means November shipping.
Look at MacBook Air Closely
Purchasing a MacBook often comes down to choosing between a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air. It might be a good idea to examine the specs of the Air to see if it fits user preference. The 11-inch Air model is more affordable and portable. Despite the lower price tag, it still boasts of premium features. MacBook Pro caters more to those looking for tons of portable power.
Apple's MacBook Pro line has a higher price compared to other products. This is especially true for those aiming to buy MacBook Pro with Retina Display. While buyers think it might not be worth it to spend much on safeguarding their device, AppleCare is worth the investment. AppleCare covers issues or problems during the first year or more of the device.
Users do not have to purchase AppleCare right on the spot. They can choose to avail the offer within one year of purchasing the product.
Carrying a MacBook around can damage the device over time. Investing on a protective sleeve or case should be worth it. For people who are uncomfortable with the touch pad, they can buy Apple's Magic Mouse instead.
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