so my laptop is not working anymore and i need to buy a new one

so my laptop is not working anymore and i need to buy a new one

i see that some older macbooks are sold for relatively cheap
are they worth buying? i never used a macbook before. can i play a low level game on it?
any other recommendations for a new laptop ?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Build a desktop its much more satisfying and customizable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      desktops are bloat now that we have apple silicon macbooks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd just leave it docked all the time with external peripherals so it's pointless to have it be a laptop, I can just use my phone for everything away from the desktop.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          who the frick enjoys scrolling on a tiny phone for internet or let alone play games
          i hate using phones

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Phones aren't so tiny anymore
            I don't game on it but internet and such is fine. Gboard typing is pretty easy.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            scrolling on a phone is just gay

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Phones aren't so tiny anymore
            fun fact: they are

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            based. I hate them as well. I can't help but feel like a b***h using one. It's demanin and I don't even like how they're designed or majority of the software they run.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I leave my 16 inch macbook plugged in most of the time. I'm thinking about getting a 14 inch macbook because 16 inch macbooks are bloat now.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I leave my 16 inch macbook plugged in most of the time.
            I used to do this when I had my previous Intel one, but ever since I upgraded to this M2 I just don't bother. For me it gives me about 18 hours of life on a single charge to 100%, so I don't even have to charge it every night (though I usually do).

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            16" MBP i9HK/5600m: worth it for $1k in 2024?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >i9HK
            which one?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            9980HK
            the only one they offered

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            hahahaha
            N O

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >customizable
      manchild

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just get a high performance laptop from IT, that is what I did....

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If looking for smth cheaper get macbook air m1. not cheapest, but can be found around 700 or 800 these days. Plenty powerful for most things, can run switch games at 30 fps older emulators even faster, etc...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you want a computer that looks good and works get a macbook
      if you want a computer that makes the seething morons of IQfy like you then don't
      posted from my 14" MacBook Pro M1 Pro

      what about MacBook Air 13 2015 or 2017
      are they okay?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >intel chip
        no

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          can you redpill me on why this sucks?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            macbooks prior to the introduction of apple silicon in 2020 were overheating, poor performing, slow pieces of garbage
            what makes them good now is powerful and super power efficient cpus with the M-series of chips
            aside from the fact that any 7-9 year old laptop is probably not going to be very good no matter the brand

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd avoid the 13" models, they're generally much worse than the 15" of the same generation.
        That being said, the 2015 15" was the gold standard up until Apple Silicon. If you're in the super cheap market and really want a macbook that's where I'd start.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >If you're in the super cheap market and really want a macbook that's where I'd start.
          im open to other brands too if you have better suggestions

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the battery would be absolutely raped to death, sounds awful

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          even if its sold from some official 'refurbed' store?

          i looked up my region on ebay, i found:
          - Apple MacBook Air 13‘‘ M1 256GB 2020 for ~740euro
          - Asus Expertbook BR1100 Intel N6000 1,1GHz 4GB 128GB SSD for 100 eur
          - Acer Swift 3 for 300euro
          - Gaming Laptop Lenovo Legion 5 Pro WQXHD RTX 3070 for 750 euro

          whats the best pick here? is any of them a great buy? thanks for the help

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            up

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >whats the best pick here?
            the macbook if you dont care about gaming, otherwise the lenovo. Im guessing the macbook is 8gb though, so it might rape the ssd to death due to swap

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Im guessing the macbook is 8gb though,
            it is
            so none of them are any good?

            Watch this video then ask yourself if you would buy a macbook
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?si&v=AUaJ8pDlxi8&feature=youtu.be

            No.

            They tend to be running Intel chips which are on borrowed time for Mac, OSX will likely drop support within the next couple of years.

            2015 - 2019 MacBook's are plagued with horrendous keyboard issues, if you can get one with the revised keyboard then it might be ok but if its Intel it still won't last unless you run Windows / GNU Linux on it.

            I would get an M2 or an M1 at absolute minimum, 16GB of ram. Do not get 8GB for using OSX.

            what exactly would you buy if you had to buy a new laptop now?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you can find a used M1 or better Air with 16/512 or better for a decent price, go for it. Otherwise, who knows. Pretty much everything else is a crapshoot.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >If you can find a used M1
            i can find these but only with 8gb which you said sucks
            >or better Air with 16/512
            ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            an M1 with 16GB or if you can find a 2018-2019 Intel Macbook that doesn't have the butterfly keyboard

            otherwise I'd just get a Thinkpad x13 Gen 1/2/3/4 (16GB) and run Windows / Linux on it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Honestly as much as IQfy hates to hear it I think 8gb would be fine. I have 16 in my M1 air and I never need it all

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >MacBook Air 13
        silver metal chassis with the 1440x900 or whatever was it display? meh they're okay but unless they're cheaper than an equivalent hp elitebook or lenovo Thinkpad or dell latitude I would stay the frick away. worse laptops in every metric.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you want a computer that looks good and works get a macbook
    if you want a computer that makes the seething morons of IQfy like you then don't
    posted from my 14" MacBook Pro M1 Pro

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >MacBook Pro M1 Pro
      I'd have one if they supported more external screens.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/mac/macbook-air
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    I don't game much if at all on my M1 Air, and usually nothing terribly involved. So tell us how it works out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >what about MacBook Air 13 2015 or 2017
      >are they okay?
      does it have to be an m1 or will the older versions be okay? its not a high end game or anything

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        We're 4 years into the Apple silicon era. So unless there's some Intel only application you need, or you're really trying to pinch pennies (but not get a windows machine) You may as well go Apple silicon.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what does it matter if its silicone or not
          also iim open to other brands as i said

          if you had to buy a new laptop now which one would it be?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >silicone
            Apple is making their own processors now. It’s noteworthy because they’re impressively fast while being pretty low wattage, the only real downside is if you want to run anything other than macOS you’re SOL.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Samsung Galaxy Book series. I bought two of them myself over the years. Some of the best money I've spent and good support.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still rocking my late 2013 15” rMBP. Too bad the battery is fricked and I need to get a chink replacement. But otherwise it was an excellent investment back then.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      so these should work fine right?

      [...]
      what about MacBook Air 13 2015 or 2017
      are they okay?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        up

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >any other recommendations for a new laptop ?
    dont buy one unless you positively absolutely do need the mobility.
    buy a destop otherwise.
    laptops run hot which cuts down on performance and component longevity.

    also dont buy an apple product unless you absolutely need the apple ecosystem.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes they are and they're upgradeable.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The m1 air was on sale for $600 at walmart a few days ago, but I think they all sold out.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Watch this video then ask yourself if you would buy a macbook
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?si&v=AUaJ8pDlxi8&feature=youtu.be

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No.

    They tend to be running Intel chips which are on borrowed time for Mac, OSX will likely drop support within the next couple of years.

    2015 - 2019 MacBook's are plagued with horrendous keyboard issues, if you can get one with the revised keyboard then it might be ok but if its Intel it still won't last unless you run Windows / GNU Linux on it.

    I would get an M2 or an M1 at absolute minimum, 16GB of ram. Do not get 8GB for using OSX.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you do anything besides dumpster dive a dilapidated Thinkpad at least years old then you are a fricking favor poseur.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You don’t belong her

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          well i asked for your experts opinion for help obviously

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Anonymous

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    Anonymous

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  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how about this laptop, anons?

    Amazon: Acer Aspire 3 A315-24P-R7VH Slim Laptop | 15.6" Full HD IPS Display | AMD Ryzen 3 7320U Quad-Core Processor | AMD Radeon Graphics | 8GB LPDDR5 | 128GB NVMe SSD | Wi-Fi 6 | Windows 11 Home in S Mode

    I can just pop in 8 more gb and call it a day. There's some interesting refurbished deals on ebay, but they're all a bit more expensive and I need to pay import taxes on them, plus I have a desktop, this shit will be just for basic work while traveling and maybe league of legeds.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why would you waste money on older macbooks when you can buy open box / barely used recent models laptops on you r local marketplace?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      because they suck

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For laptops, either MacBook Pro with the m3 chips or if you want gaming the Alienware x16/m18 with the 4090 mobile
    But desktop is best for gaming
    Best budget laptop is the M3 MacBook Air 13/15 inch

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