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|Technology - Apple|
|Wednesday, 05 September 2012 23:14|
It is approaching that fateful day for some (and expected others), which return to the routine. Whether at school, at college or university, the same question always arises: what materials I need for the new course? With the rise of new technologies in education environments, we Unofficial guide you in finding your technological equipment for the start of school year. Each product has its context and an iPad may be somewhat limited us to our daily tasks while a Retina Display Macbook Pro is really excessive. We suggest a number of ideas for you to choose Apple hardware properly ideal for your new school year.
MacBook Pro, for the most demanding
With a quad-core processor up to 3.7 GHz i7, Macbook Pro range of unshielded retina may be an option to consider for students whose needs exceed usual. As for the rest of its characteristics, we find a graphics card Intel HD Graphics 4000, capable of processing any type of smooth game without binding. The storage ranging from 500GB to 1TB hard drive and format from 128Gb flash memory up to 512GB. The most basic RAM is 4GB expandable to 8GB.
But what about the price? Here we find the big sticks. Although these laptops are in the higher vertex of Apple computers, also its price. The cheapest Macbook Pro (13 inch with i5 processor) is in stores for € 1203.95 with student discount applied. Something that for many, far exceeds their budget.
The Macbook Pro is thinking for all those users who really need a traditional laptop: graphics power and high processing, large capacity hard drive and SuperDrive for DVD / CD. If you are pursuing a career in Architecture, Industrial Design or Graphic Communication and Audiovisual Production, in which you need to use programs like Final Cut Pro, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and others, this is your best investment. Otherwise, not worth shelling out more than 1000 € for hardware to exprimirás not even a quarter of its power.
MacBook Air, versatile and lightweight
The antithesis of the MacBook Pro. Lightweight, versatile, powerful and of course, with exceptional design. The MacBook Air has managed to become a few years of life that has a reference to a new type of laptops that try to mimic its distinctive teardrop design when closed. As for its features, it has an Intel Ivy Bridge Dual-Core, choose from i5 to 1.7 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz) at least until the i7, 2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz). Memory ranges from 4GB RAM in the base model to the 8Gb.
Storage options range from 64GB up to 512GB's always in SSD memory, no hard disk. The battery can support 5 to 7 hours of battery life at full capacity in the 11-inch model also features Power Nap . Price? Of course, much tighter than his older brother. The cheapest version, 11-inch screen and Intel Core i5 processor, costs € 1010.35 with student discount applied. A figure much more affordable for most students. In return, we will receive the cheapest computer Apple range capable of running OS X Lion Mountain.
Weighing approximately 1kg, is the ideal notebook for those school and college students whose studies do not require a powerful graphics processing or high. Still, if we can run some applications that might be considered heavy, such as Adobe Photoshop. An ideal computer for office tasks, layout documents or works, surfing the net and all the thousands of applications from the Mac App Store will allow.'s Best friend of future communication professionals.
iPad, the initial hardware
The most affordable option, but not negligible. The Apple tablet is by far the 9.7-inch touchscreen device sold the world over, far exceeding the figures of its competitors. Why? The perfect combination of powerful hardware and software widely. Regarding the first, we find a device that weighs about half a kilo, with a very careful design and craftsmanship, amazing screen in the latest model and a dual-core processor A5X.
The price, from € 410 with student discount applied. A bargain when you consider all the features that provide the millions of applications that can be found in the App Store. We have all types, from the most basic drawing office and to take notes in class, to sophisticated software to learn all the intricacies of the human or outer space. Unofficial Every week we recommend the 4 best applications weeks for iPad.
Although we must keep one thing in mind: this is not a computer to use. No physical keyboard standard or operating system GUI in windows. Not so if you want a measly USB port! It is true that we can add a bluetooth keyboard and no USB port is almost imperceptible thanks to dozens of storage services in the cloud that currently there, but remember that there are many things you can not do with it and if a computer. Nevertheless, it is the ideal tool if you need a fast device, lightweight and powerful office or surf the web.
With all this information, if you really want to buy a new computer, it is best that you go through the Apple Online Store dedicated exclusively to the education sector , with all discounts applied.
Unofficial: The return to class with Apple