Frequently Asked Questions Before Buying a MacBook

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Buying a MacBook is not as easy as picking the first model you find online and going with that because the laptop looks neat enough. No, since you are going to invest money, you need to take some time and research the subject.

Besides, it depends on whether you will use the MacBook for work or entertainment. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but it matters regardless.

The questions below should work as guidelines for those who are looking to invest money and get themselves a MacBook. 

Why do you need a new MacBook?

The first question is quite obvious. Ask yourself why you need a new MacBook. Knowing that will make it easier to pick the right choice.

Perhaps your current Mac became too slow, and you struggle to do work or play video games. Or maybe the MacBook is overheating despite using a cooling pad and cleaning the dust inside it regularly? 

Some of these issues are manageable, and one could take care of them by taking the laptop to a computer service store. But if that is not helping, then it feels like replacing the 

Of course, not everyone who is thinking about getting a MacBook has had one before. Some people would like to make a switch from Windows and see whether Macs are really superior, particularly when a friend or a coworker recommended getting a MacBook.

Do you know enough to buy the right model yourself?

For those who have a MacBook now, picking a new model should not be that much of an issue. Even if you had a Mac in the past but have not used it for a while, it will still be an advantage. 

However, for someone who has never used macOS before, the sudden drop of information about MacBook features may be too much to digest. Of course, once you have a computer in front of you and can use it, figuring out how the system works should not be that hard for those who have used computers for a while. The problem lies in deciding before buying.

It would help a lot if you knew someone who can provide you with advice. Perhaps that friend or coworker who has persuaded you into checking MacBooks in the first place? 

Do not worry even if you do not know any Mac enthusiast personally. Since Apple computers are so popular, there is a plethora of articles and other content that will help you research the subject. 

You can improve find in-depth Mac reviews as well as articles that will let you learn more about freeing up drive space on a Mac, which applications you should get, how and why you should create data backups, or even how to optimize the computer for the better gaming experience. 

Where should you buy it?

As a rule of thumb, you would be better off sticking to official stores. There may be an e-shop or two that will offer a MacBook at a competitive price. On the surface, the offer may seem great, but the reality is that you cannot predict whether purchasing from a non-official store is the right approach.

Sure, maybe someone you trust has recommended this store because they had no problems ordering a MacBook and using it after they received the computer. But is that enough to justify the option? Probably not. What worked for another person might not work for you. 

There is an argument to be made about having to take some risk if there is no official Apple store near you. Shipping fees could be quite large if you need to order the MacBook from another country.

Overall, though, since you need a computer at its best, do not be cheap and spend the money that will get you the best device you can afford.

Can you afford a new Mac?

Speaking of affording a MacBook, you also need to consider whether your budget allows for such a purchase. Macs are not that cheap, and putting your savings on a computer like this might not be the brightest idea since there are other, cheaper laptop alternatives. 

At the same time, if you are set on getting a MacBook, you could also consider purchasing a second-hand model. So what if it has been used for a bit? If the replacement is still an improvement over what you have at the moment, it is still worth the money.

What will you do with your old computer?

The final question in this article is about the actions that will follow after you get a new MacBook in regards to your old computer.

Selling it is one of the best options. You will get some of the money you spent on a new Mac back. However, be sure to get rid of the personal data and files you do not want other people to see. Reinstalling the operating system is a good approach as it will wipe the data.

On the off chance that you decide that your old computer is useless and you feel like throwing it away, do the same regarding information. Wipe it so that it does not fall into the hands of other people.