M1 Macbook Pro

What MacBook Should I Buy for Church Tech?

 Macbook Air

Episode 1829

Gabriel from New Jersey

Gabriel is looking to upgrade his church tech for when it reopens. He's looking to get a new Mac laptop for it and wants the option to stream the service live online. Leo says that a lot of worship software is Windows based, but the Mac can play that tune as well. And the new M1X Macbooks are coming next month. But if he needs one now, the M1 Macs come in three models ... the Mac Mini, the MacBook Pro, and the Macbook Air. Leo got the MacBook Pro for its battery life. It's all day. Leo says that the MacBook Pro would have a fan to keep it cooler, but it's about as thin as the Air.

Should I Return the New iPad Pro & Get a Macbook?

iPad Pro

Episode 1801

Evan from Phoenix, AZ

Evan recently bought a 1TB iPad Pro with 16GB of RAM. But now, he's having some buyer's remorse. Leo understands, considering it doesn't come with a keyboard, and if he bought the new M1 Macbook Air, he'd get a keyboard and spend $1,000 less. A MacBook Pro can as well. The real problem is that iOS isn't taking advantage of all that high performance, making Leo wonder if Apple is up to something in the future. But at the end of the day, it comes down to whether you prefer macOS or iOS. And in a week, Apple will probably announce a new high-end MacBook Pro.

Should I Repair My iMac or Buy a New One?

iMac

Episode 1790

Tom from Largo, FL

Tom's iMac recently died and he needs to get a new one. His iMac's fusion drive has also died. Leo says Tom could put an SSD into the iMac, but it's not easy to do. So it's probably time to get a new one. Or he can run the OS off an external hard drive. It'll be a little slower, but it could work. The new iMac's are M1, but they are low-end and limited to what one can add to it. Meanwhile, the latest iPad will come with a new M1 chip. But it doesn't impress Tom.