First thing to know: there are discounts for students
Regardless of the Mac that is chosen, something that we will tell in the other section of this post, you should know that Apple offers discounts to students throughout the year, but that at this time it offers interesting promotions with the purchase of an iPad or Mac. beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year offer a 20% less on AppleCare +, the brand’s extended warranty service. What’s more they give away some AirPods second generation, making it even more interesting.
MacBook Air, the most precious for this course
Apple’s entry-level laptop is traditionally the most suitable for students who prefer a Mac. The fact that it is tremendously comfortable to transport It is an advantage to take into account, being the lightest computer of the brand and that despite this it has an excellent 13.3 inch screen not to lose sight of it during everyday use.
Now, the picture has improved a lot with the M1 processors that the company introduced last year. The MacBook Air M1 has become a ‘Pro’ computer even though its last name is not that. It is a more than competent team to perform even heavy tasks, without leaving room for doubt in the most basic ones such as the use of office apps or what is related to leisure with Web browsing or consumption of multimedia content.
This is also a computer ultra quiet not having fans. And you will surely wonder if because of this it tends to heat up more and the answer is a resounding no. The M1 chip is capable of manage temperature very efficiently, this being another of the most appreciable changes with respect to the Intel of past generations. Therefore, even if it is used between the legs while in public transport or on the sofa at home, you will not burn.
And although it is true that the M1 is a processor from last year, it does not yet have a successor and although it may arrive, we do not believe that it is far behind. In fact, the next MacBook Air would not arrive until 2022, so the M1 is the best option. It also has all the macOS ecosystem, easy to use and with thousands of functional applications for students.
The final point in favor of this choice is the price. And yes, we know that Macs are characterized by not being cheap precisely, but this is undoubtedly one of those that best value for money they have in the company. And if the Apple discount does not convince you, it is likely that on Amazon you can find an interesting offer that makes it even more attractive.