The MacBook has been one of the most popular notebooks for writers for quite some time, and it has some very high-profile fans, including Stephen King and J.K. Rowling. ‘The MacBook Air changed my life,’ Rowling said back in 2012, and in August 2017 she used her Twitter account to share the experience of upgrading to a newer model – something that she described as being akin to ‘moving into a new house.’
There are plenty of reasons why MacBooks are so popular with writers. They are thin and lightweight, and boast very good battery life, but still have more than enough power to satisfy even the most demanding of users. Of course, different models offer different specs, but it is hard to imagine any writer failing to find at least one type of MacBook to suit their needs.
MacBooks are a little more expensive than Windows-powered notebooks, but you really do get what you pay for, and when you consider that a computer is a fairly essential tool for a writer, it makes sense to get the best you can afford. That doesn’t necessarily mean opting for the most expensive model, of course – there is no point buying a MacBook Pro if the MacBook Air would serve your needs better – but it does mean being willing to at least explore the quality options that are available.
There are currently three categories of MacBook available. The MacBook itself has traditionally been viewed as the entry-level notebook, the MacBook Air offers more in the way of portability and the MacBook Pro offers the maximum processing power and performance.
Which of these categories makes most appeal will differ from writer to writer. The MacBook would excel as a standard notebook, providing a nice compromise between portability and power. The MacBook Air would probably be best for those writers who – like J.K. Rowling – appreciate the ultimate in portability, and the MacBook Pro would suit those who want the most powerful option, perhaps with a view to using it as a desktop replacement.
The MacBook has been one of the most desirable gadgets for writers for over a decade, and it looks set to stay that way for years to come. If you are a writer who values quality, functionality and reliability over everything else, we recommend the MacBook notebook range over all others.
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