Apple does not always strike it big with their products. The word is out that the Apple MacBook has a problem. Engadget reports that the latest MacBook is equipped with just one USB C-port.
If you do not find that to be a big deal, good luck charging this magnificent device while transferring files at the same time.
Music lovers with iPods, those trying to upload their photos and those who like to move around random files for the sake of saving space will find these tasks awkward things to do.
In an effort to solve the problem Apple is selling a multi-port adapter at a steep $79 price. For as much as the Apple MacBook costs, $1,300, you would think that the tech giant would have developed their latest product with such a deficiency. It is an annoyance to have to shell out more dollars to fix a problem created by Apple. What it does is that it gives their close competitors another thing to boast about. If you like to use Apple products, great, we have a comparable solution which is more cost-efficient.
People who have purchased the Apple MacBook or are looking at grabbing one can breathe a sigh of relief. As always the case, several accessory makers, including Belkin, have come to the rescue. You can buy a cheaper multi-unit adapter for around $30 if you are unwilling to fork over $80 for the Apple model.
MacBook users in the past have raved about the seamlessness of the operation system. Most of the details about the 12-inch laptop makes it an incredible machine, but other shortcomings such as the repairability makes you pause.
According to CNET via ifixit.com, the Apple MacBook was given the lowest score possible in repairability ratings. It was given a dismal score of one out of 10.
If something goes wrong with your MacBook do not try to fix it yourself. You are better off using your warranty. Depending on where you buy your MacBook you may be able to acquire a protection plan that will give you the peace of mind you will need.
— CNET (@CNET) April 18, 2015
With solutions to the problems you may face with the Apple MacBook in sight, you must take the time to marvel at what it brings to the table.
The MacBook is lightweight. Per PC Mag, you have the choice between the 1.1 GHz dual-core processor with 8 GB of memory and 256 GB SSD or the 1.2 GHz processor with 512 SSD depending on what you want to spend. The display is gorgeous. The new MacBook is thin so it can easily slide inside of a messenger bag or a laptop case. After you get past the couple of hiccups, the latest Apple MacBook is a solid device.
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