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Tips For New & Prospective MacBook Owners

Posted on the 27 August 2018 by Harper Wales

Purchasing a new Apple MacBook can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the iOS interface as it is differently operated in terms of operating systems. But that isn’t the only challenge, thanks to our amazing Apple developers, they have made the decision-making process even harder by introducing a large variety of different configuration setting for each device that they release. If you are new to using Apple products, all products will look similar to you! In this post, we will be discussing some of the options that new owners should know about and what they really mean.

First things are first, you must first understand your own requirements, do you need a lot of storage space or minimal will do? Do you need a processor of 2.2 GHz or 2.7 GHz?

Once you have determined the requirement, you can decide which will better suit your needs. Below is a chart that should be able to help you make the right decision:

OPTION # 1 – Apple MacBook

OPTION # 2 – Apple MacBook

256GB PCIe- Based onboard flash storage

512GB PCIe-based onboard flash storage

1.1 GHz Dual-Core

1.2 GHz Dual-Core

Intel Core m3 Processor

Intel Core m5 processor

Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz

Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz

8GB memory

8GB memory

Intel HD Graphics 515

Intel HD Graphics 515

Price: $1,299.00

Price: $1,599.00

For someone that is new to the tech industry, processors, ram space, GB, etc… These terms tend to cause an itch to one perspective, as many of these terms are mysterious to newbies. However, the chart above explains the specifications of each of the released model by Apple. Each provides information about the system performance which helps those who has experience, get a better idea of what kind of performance they can expect from this tiny might powerful machine.

Recommended Adjustments Upon Purchasing Your New Machine

So if you have reviewed the budget and the specs for each of the machine, you get a better sense of idea as per to what you will be expecting from this machine, however, there are few recommendations that are highly encouraged for every person whom just bought a MacBook.

Resolution & Display

When you unbox your powerful MacBook, one of the first things is recommended to do is to change the resolution of your retina, as it is different from a native resolution. The native resolution is approx. at 2304 x 1440 and the 15 inches MacBook native resolution is 2880 x 1440. However when it’s unboxed, the resolution isn’t close to the native resolution and the reason why is because they all use the HiDPI mode, (high dots per inch) which basically means that the screen has the ability for a high resolution in a smaller format.

Now if you’re someone that is coming from a background of where you have used a fair share of desktops with a large display or larger laptops of other brands, adjusting to the tiny laptop can be difficult at times. One thing you can do is hide the menu and clock bar, by doing this it should add somewhat of an inch more to your retina.

How to hide the menu and clock bar/via YouTube

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