Buying a mac is a great decision, as you are willing to buy an expensive item as high as $2000+, and for that you should be able to recognize what macbook you would buy. There are a number of things to keep in mind while buying a new macbook since a 2000 dollar rig is no device. Here are the 5 things that you need to always keep in mind while buying a macbook.
What Do You Want It For?
If you need to make a few office reports or some small daily mail check or just opening facebook, than I suggest that you choose the macbook air as the primary option. The macbook air is a small range of affordable macbooks that allow all the basic stuff to be done along with a few intensive ones as well. If you want a laptop for gaming, then I suggest going for the more versatile macbooks, which, to be fair, cost a lot!
Be sure that you are buying the right laptop for yourself, not just a small handheld pc for about $1500. A good choice is a macbook with a built in intel core i5 processor, featuring 4-8 gb of ram and about 500 gb of storage, which should be enough for low cost as well as good performance, even on running medium end games. The newer generation processors have enhanced integrated graphics so games should run fine on medium graphics. Apple claims that some of their laptops can last as long as 12 hours on battery, so if you are a traveler, then this might be a good option to avail.
Most of us would agree that we would like a laptop that would help us go through our daily lives faster. While buying a laptop, do think of your field of work. If you need a laptop for major multimedia editing then the high end macbooks are good for you, otherwise macbook air should be fine. Bear in mind that all macs are fairly fast and can go through tasks easily with rare lag. (Except if you have done something really stupid with your laptop, then it may get stuck sometimes).
All macbooks come with a high speed wifi adapter and a USB 3.0 support for the latest ones. The macbook also has bluetooth 4.0 support for the latest wireless device connectivity. Bear in mind that the macbook uses thunderbolt 2 as its main high speed connectivity feature, so if you are using a firewire drive , then you may also want to buy a converter when you buy the macbook.
Last but certainly not the least, the cost. We all know that macbooks aren’t exactly what you call, budget machinery. So when you are buying a laptop, be sure to check all specs, so that you know that you are actually buying a piece of hardware that is worth the price, rather than a useless piece of metal and screen with no functionality.