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MAC PC for programming

10-26-2014, 03:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,547
MAC PC for programming

I want to start programing buy i see on net that i need 10.8 osx,what mac laptop i need to buy that is not expensive(under 500e)?
10-26-2014, 08:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: minnesota
Posts: 1,282
the cheapest MacBook is $899, the air 11 inch.
10-27-2014, 02:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 102
Mac minis are usually the most affordable way, but you did mention laptops.

You can always look at refurbished Mac products if you want to save a bit: http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
10-27-2014, 02:32 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,547
no i dont wont buy new...
10-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Apple doesn't sell cheap laptops, any one you get can be counted on to be above a certain quality threshold.

The cheapest model is the MacBook Air, which starts at $899 new. While it is slower than a MacBook Pro and lacks the Retina display, it's still quite powerful, and is considered a great developer machine by a lot of people.

If you want to go the refurb / used route, I'd try to stick with anything newer than 2012, personally. Anything before that probably won't work with the Continuity / Handoff features in iOS 8.

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11-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
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what about MAC Mini?what model to buy?