I’m writing from a pretty weird angle tonight, I don’t actually own a laptop… So if you’re reading this we’re probably in the same position and that means I feel your pain! But I have done my research and I have the answers.
ITS NOT THE MAC BOOK FUCKING AIR!
I love apple I even own the iPhone 7 Plus BUT I cannot deal with the amount of posts and YouTube videos suggesting that the mac book air is the be all and end all if you want to be a successful blogger.
Yes, the Air does look amazing and yes it does have an apple logo on the back. But side by side the price and the specs are just no competition to ANYTHING else on the market. You can get twice as much spec for half as much money in a Windows laptop and the only trade-off is the lack of sex-appeal… or is it?
Enter the Chromebook
If you haven’t heard of them already Chromebooks are compact laptops running on the chrome OS system. Some of them are almost identical to the Mac Book Air’s styling too, so they look good!
But, and there’s always a bastard but
The current specs on the Chromebooks are TERRIBLE, you would sooner find your own heart sticking your hand up your arse than you will find a Chromebook with more than 4GB of RAM. nobody has ever even heard of half of the GPU’s and chipsets they use and again, they’re not the best!
So HOW is the Chromebook the answer?
It’s simple! you don’t need the spec, you don’t need the power or amazing graphical capabilities. you just need to get your head down and blog your bollocks off, which is EXACTLY why Chromebooks are perfect. Let me break it down.
Low Profile OS
The operating system consumes hardly any of the laptops memory and therefore performance which means the lack of spec isn’t even noticeable. in most cases you will feel that these Chromebooks are actually performing faster and significantly smoother than rival laptops on windows or mac with much higher specs.
This point wont stand for long as Chrome OS has become more mainstream more apps are available to run on the laptops. but the lack of being able to do anything other than focus on your music and the internet (your blog) will help you write and focus TEN FOLD. and if you where considering a mac and you’re not familiar with apple OS there’s ZERO Fucking about, its a simple intuitive operating system your Nan could navigate round.
Can it travel tho
YES, as I said before the designs are just as compact as the Air in most cases. You wont be able to slide it up your arse crack and sneak it into prison but you will be able to fit it in a small bag. The battery life is up there too! 10hrs+ across the board. if you can sit solidly in a position where you cant charge the device for more than ten hours you have SERIOUS issues and you need to stop blogging and go outside. Now.
Saving the best bit till last?
The price. we are talking SUB £200 these things cost less than a fancy dinner you could fucking buy FOUR for the same price as a Mac Book Air. Dont take my word for it though, you can sit on the internet all night wanking or you can get to your local PC shop and try one out
So when will you be buying one?
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