My laptop died there. I want to buy a macbook to replace it. The only thing is, i’m moving and probably going to be living in hostels for a few weeks. In this situation i think it might be wise to hold off on the macbook and maybe get some kind of cheap tablet to tide me over. (good idea?)
Using a smartphone is an option i guess but it’s not, because they’re a nightmare for heavy use/anything beyond social media
Any recommendations for a budget tablet/notebook or something along those lines? (under 100)
hmmm. do you think? my phone is a hunk of shit but maybe i’d be better off upgrading that. i dunno though, it’s very difficult to ‘work’ on a phone, maybe it’s more of a mentality thing. i need something to sit down at a desk/table with and work on stuff atm.
I got this on sale for something like £80 and it does me fine. It’s not like a gaming machine and it might run a little slow for some people to get on with, but if for browsing / word processing etc it does me fine, good battery life and really rugged too.
I mean I bought a Mac and I’d never buy another one. Found it too different to what I was used to in all kinds of subtle ways. I mean I’d probably compare the Surface Pro on prices and specs maybe.* That said, I can’t fault Mac on quality. I have an iPad because I don’t believe I’ve seen an Android tablet that comes close, for example.
I think @hip_young_gunslinger is onto a good point depending on what you mean by ‘working’. Like if you’re typing having a keyboard is something I really appreciate. There are definitely some Chromebooks out there that are dirtcheap and would work for you.
* It really depends on the money you think you’ll have in the future btw. I have seen a number of people who will save up to buy a Mac and that’s cool but the problem is there’s never a budget Mac option, and eventually that Mac does die. At that point you have people who are sort of locked into spending big on a new machine. The advantage of spending big on a PC is if it dies you can still just get a piece of shit to tide you over. This is very much an anecdotal commentary, I just feel like it’s not something a lot of people consider.