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Handle9
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  #2718419 4-Jun-2021 18:17
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ChristineNZL:

 

PBTech have MacBook Air with 256GB SSD for $1649.  For $1999 you get 512GB. Is it worth paying the extra?

 

 

How full is the hard drive of your current laptop?

 

For most home users I don't think it's worth it but YMMV depending on how you use it.


 
 
 

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  #2718420 4-Jun-2021 18:20
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I wish my father would buy a Mac. The corporate PC he has is way too complicated, and it is costing him a fortune to get a technician to maintain it for him. 


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  #2718433 4-Jun-2021 18:54
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M1 over air for sure. M2 shouldn't be too far away but that is normal in IT



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  #2718443 4-Jun-2021 19:20
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timmmay: M1 over air for sure. M2 shouldn't be too far away but that is normal in IT

 

This says it has a M1 chip and it's an Air. https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKAPP213125612/Apple-13-Macbook-Air-Silver---Apple-M1-chip-with-8 


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  #2718449 4-Jun-2021 19:49
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M1 is the important bit, It shows that it is the new computer based on arm architecture.

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  #2718451 4-Jun-2021 19:50
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Yep that is the one.

 

Take a look at how full your current drive is. I personally have got the 256gb model also and with a bunch of larger apps installed I still have plenty of space.

 

 

Also if you need regular USB ports then you'll need to grab a dock too. Something like this (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ADPJ5C5379/J5create-USB-Type-C-Multi-Adapter-Mini-Dock-with-P) is a cheaper option with HDMI out also but there are also cheaper options on Trademe - the one I purchased I think was $20.





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Surface Laptop 4 specifically AMD version. If you know anyone that is a student, take them along and it’s under $1500 for 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Comes with a touch screen built in and build quality is great. Windows 10 OS so something you are already familiar with. 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKMST413125671/Microsoft-Surface-Laptop-4-Student-Price---135-Ryz

 

 





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  #2718461 4-Jun-2021 20:21
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billgates:

Surface Laptop 4 specifically AMD version. If you know anyone that is a student, take them along and it’s under $1500 for 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Comes with a touch screen built in and build quality is great. Windows 10 OS so something you are already familiar with. 


https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKMST413125671/Microsoft-Surface-Laptop-4-Student-Price---135-Ryz


 



Surface device build quality is excellent. Reliability not so much.

They do give decent RMA service though.

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Thank you everyone. We did seriously consider the MacBook but in the end decided we wanted a slightly bigger laptop and got another HP.

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