I want to buy an Apple laptop. I have read at some length the technical specifications of these items but, not being computer literate, I have no idea what they mean. I am long retired and so this laptop would only be used for things like online shopping, storage of photos, email and word processing. I think that the MacBook is a little small for my needs, which leaves the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. Please help! by robert russell
christian says… As your needs are modest, Robert, you would be looking at a lower-end model. The non-Retina MacBook Airs are your cheapest option (from £849 for the 13-inch), but the 12-inch MacBook has a Retina display, which means you can have better clarity even though the screen size is smaller. Have you considered an iPad perhaps? The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (from £679) would also serve you very well. Check out our Store Guide on page 104 for more details of Apple’s current line-up.