MacBook Pro By lara robertson - year 9

Description of the MacBook Pro

The new Apple MacBook Pro is faster and more powerful than before, yet thinner and somewhat lighter. It has the brightest, most colourful Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the Touch Bar, a Multi Purpose Touch (enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for access to the tools you want, when you want them). The Touch Bar replaces the function keys that would be located at the top of your keyboard. The touch system controls volume and brightness, and interactive ways to adjust or browse through that laptop, intelligent typing features such as emoji and predictive text and more. Touch ID is available on the laptop, enabling instant access to logins and fast, secure online purchases when using Apple Pay. Some of the Macs features are, brighter LED backlighting and an increased contrast ratio, delivering deeper blacks and brighter whites. The speakers have been totally redesigned to provide twice the dynamic range and 58 per cent more volume, with twice the amount of bass for maximum blast. The keyboard has been redesigned including a new significantly larger keyboard, giving your fingers more room to gesture and click. You also have the choice of colour, Space grey or silver, how much storage, 128 GB Storage, 256 GB Storage or 512 GB Storage. And the choice of size, 13 inches or 15 inches. As you can see the new MacBook Pro offers so much more than any other laptop.

This image gives you a better understanding on the laptop options.

Key Factors

As a consumer, when shopping I generally look at price, quality, image and product reviews. I chose this good as having an easy accessible touch ID to log onto my laptop persuades me to buy this product even more. You will find Apple products tend to compete with companies like Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. There main competitor is Microsoft with the Surface Pro 4. Starting at $799.00 where as the MacBook Pro starts at $1,999.00. Even though the MacBook Pro is more expensive it will last longer and have more features to offer and Apple regularly update the software and features. Here is a reviews someone have said about the Apple laptop : The larger version of Apple's MacBook Pro has a big, bold display, a thinner, lighter body, an AMD graphics chip by default and a massive trackpad. The inventive Touch Bar second-screen display saves clicks here and there, and now works with apps like Photoshop and Spotify.

Place of Purchase

I would purchase my laptop from the Apple store as it is a trust worthy store and I know if theres a problem with my laptop I can directly go back to the company rather than somewhere such as JB-HI FI or Office works. There are a lot of Apple Stores located in Sydney and are all easy to get to. The Apple Store is a trust worthy place of purchase, with the laptop being one of the most popular product.

Payment Options

One of your payment options is Debit Card. Direct debit is a popular method of paying for household services (utilities, including gas, phone and electricity bills) as well as gym memberships and other regular payments.

Debit Advantages - debit is it your own money so you don’t need to worry about paying interest.

Debit Disadvantages - if you don’t have the money in your account you can’t purchase goods and services. You need a bank account. Using your debit card for ATM transactions may be costly if the ATM is not connected with your bank.

Another method of payment is Credit. Credit cards enable customers to purchase goods and services with money lent to them by a bank, other financial institution or retailer. These purchases usually have an interest-free period within which consumers can accumulate debt at no charge. After this date, interest is charged on the daily outstanding balance. Credit cards can be a very useful resource for a consumer when they are used effectively. Examples of common credit cards include Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Credit Advantages - your money stays in the bank, earning interest until you pay your bill. Credit cards are safer than cash. A card can be cancelled if lost.

Credit Disadvantages - credit cards are convenient to use, making it easy to overspend and get caught in a 'debt trap' if you have not prepared a detailed budget.

Personally I would use Debit to pay as I do not have a credit card. I know that I have the money in my account, and do not need to worry about paying interest at the end of the month.

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