Macbook Air $1000 vs Inspiron 14 7000

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jaslion

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Still it's an extra thing you need to carry around so why not get a laptop that has all of it already in it?
 

captaincharisma

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right and my argument goes toward what the OP is going to be using the computer for schoolwork and the majority of schools and colleges use software that is mainly on PC's

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Forever Oleg

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This message is for everyone. The laptop is actually not free.

The award only covers up to $700...

So everything above $700 I will have to cover out of pocket which... is why I am deterred from Macbooks in general.

14 7000 is right now the main game. I've read a few reviews, but they all say the same thing about it being great. I have seen nobody who owned it for longer than a month and/or anyone who had something substantial to say in terms of downsides.

I have also been looking at refurbished Apple products. They have a 2015 Macbook Pro for about $900: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/FF839LL/A/refurbished-133-inch-macbook-pro-27ghz-dual-core-intel-i5-with-retina-display

Anyone has any other advice? Or for example, your opinion on displays and which one would be easier on the eyes when reading text?
 

GreyCatz

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I agree. That's what I'd do myself, and that's probably what OP would do, too. But as I indicated earlier, this could be seen as an opportunity to try out a product you wouldn't normally consider at no cost, except $200 for the external SSD and the 'inconvenience' of carrying a 3.68oz peripheral with you.
 

GreyCatz

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OK, Oleg - in that case I'll bow out as discreetly as I possible can...
 

Forever Oleg

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Does that mean you admit to the power of Dell?
 

GreyCatz

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OK, I understand your electric car analogy better now - I was assuming that OP already had considered these potential limitations.
 

GreyCatz

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No, it means that the only way I would consider a MacBook, for you or for myself, would be as total freebie. If you have to pony up $300 to get the device and then add $200 to get decent storage, then I can't honestly recommend the MacBook any longer - opportunity or not.

I'm a Lenovo person at heart, but I have no problem with Dell - in fact I'm using my desktop Inspiron right now - and Dell's laptops are generally held in high esteem on the forums I consult.

Cheers,
GreyCatz.
 
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