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MacBook Pro 2014

Apple has a huge range of products and few are more variable than the MacBook Pro . Their 2014 iteration is no exception, with a variety of features and sizes to choose from, it is difficult to make an informed choice.

When buying your MacBook Pro 2014, your purchasing decision will largely be based on what role the laptop will fulfil in your life. If it is a work or school laptop then a smaller, lightweight option may be best due to its portability and practicality. A larger, slightly heavier MacBook Pro may be a better idea if it is for home or entertainment use, as the screen will be larger and the weight doesn't matter as much. For University students, the ultimate mix of home and school, the choice may well depend on whether you live on or off campus and how far your commute is, as well as what course you are studying.

All in all, it boils down to three key factors: the screen size, memory and the processing power.

Screen size

Typically, MacBooks of all styles come in two main sizes: a 13 inch and a 15 inch version. These differ in the size of the actual laptop as well as the weight. Although the difference may only be a pound or two, carrying an extra pound around with you, as well as a few extra inches, may well make the difference in comfort.

The size of the MacBook is measured diagonally from corner to corner on the screen. It may not sound like much of a difference, but an extra 2 inches of screen size is a noticeable difference.

For study or work, a 13 inch display will be fine but for watching movies or long videos many people find it a bit too small. That said, the smaller display does make a big difference in the price tag and it may be a better option for the budget conscious.

Memory

Unlike almost all non-Apple laptops , MacBooks cannot be upgraded. Not ever. Bear this in mind when considering the amount of memory you will need. If you run out of space, you can't just buy more RAM and slot it in.

Processing power

Simply put, the higher the processing power the faster your computer you will be. If your MacBook is only doing a few tasks at once then a lower end processor is fine. If you want your MacBook to do everything all at once and do it fast, a higher end model would be a better option.

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