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Greetings,

Im currently in the process of purchasing a new macbook. My current macbook pro is a refurbished mid 2014 retina model with specs that are above average for the price i bought it at:

https://www.apple.com/au/shop/produ...-26ghz-dual-core-intel-i5-with-retina-display

However, my current macbook needs a battery replacement (no longer holds charge), screen replacement (my fault for cracking it) and i would like to upgrade the SSD. If i choose to buy a new model instead of upgrading my current model, it will be alot more expensive to get similar specs to what i have now. However, Im no expert and im not sure if my current macbook's other parts my start to crap out.

So, my question is should i upgrade my current model, or should i purchase a new one? If so, what model?

Thanks :^)
 
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I guess the first question is what do you use the machine for?

Secondly, is the Retina screen a necessity?

That would be helpful.
 
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1. i use it for university and internet mostly. However i also regularly use imovie and want to upgrade my storage to store all my data on it (music, movies, photo gallery ect.)

2. Retina isnt necessity

thanks :)
 
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OK, I have a mid 2017 13" MacBook Air, with a 256 gig SSD inside. The machine performs very well for my needs (although I don't do anything with iMovie). Here is a link for it:

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook-air/specs/macbook-air-core-i5-1.8-13-2017-specs.html

The machine has been on sale (at times) in the past for $999 (I did see it once at Best Buy for $949), but you should be able to get it cheaper with your student discount.

Are you located in the US? If you are, Black Friday is coming up soon, so that could be an ideal time to purchase a new Mac laptop. This link has predictions about upcoming Black Friday pricing on Mac laptops:

https://www.dealnews.com/features/black-friday/predictions/Apple/MacBook/

I suspect that $745 price for the MacBook Air will be for the model that has only a 128 gig SSD. It seems like you need the one with the 256 gig SSD.

Note also it says there are rumors that a newer Mac Book Air model could be coming out before Black Friday, which should make the 2017 model potentially even cheaper.
 

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