Broken macbook screen – what to do? : mac
Hi there! Last week I dropped my mid-2014 MacBook Pro which brought on this: https://imgur.com/Ytxo0IJ. The pixels within the screen are useless, and I can not use it correctly now. I’ve been in search of alternate options. I do not know an entire lot about computer systems basically however I do know what specs I need from them. Here are the specs of my outdated MacBook Pro:
I wasn’t conscious of how good these specs have been and the way costly it’s to get comparable specs till I began in search of a brand new Macbook. I wasn’t conscious as a result of I acquired this one as a gift from my mother and father again in 2014. Apart from the battery, which generally causes the macbook to randomly flip off at 40%, there aren’t any different points with it.
After some analysis I got here to the conclusion that I’ve a pair choices:
Replace the screen. If I select this feature I am additionally planning to substitute my battery. Reparations will value me about €600-700 for the screen after which €200 for the battery (Apple costs)
Buy a model-new MacBook from Apple. This choice is by far the most costly choice, even when I downgrade to 13 inch and an i5 processor, and would value me about €2400.
Try to discover a whole lot on Ebay (which might be onerous, since I do not use Ebay quite a bit and I heard you will get scammed fairly simply). I watched this channel and he received persistently good Macbooks with lower than 200 battery cycles for $500.
Buying a refurbished Macbook (which can value me about €1400-1600 primarily based on the specs I need)
I truthfully do not know which is the higher alternative out of those. I hoped you guys may need some suggestions for me.
Even although I am a scholar, I’ve a full time job and I do have some money to spare, however nothing too loopy. If I select to purchase a brand new Macbook I am additionally planning to make a set-up utilizing a monitor, so I do not thoughts to go from 15″ to 13″ on my Macbook. I no less than need 500 GB storage, 16 GB RAM and an i5 processor.
I used it principally for browsing the web, watching a number of movies and infrequently taking part in video games comparable to Rome: Total War and Skyrim, however I additionally used to play emulators. People at all times say macs aren’t for gaming, however I by no means had any actual points aside from it turning into extremely popular and the followers making noise, which I do not actually thoughts. I grew up utilizing Apple merchandise and I do not need to swap to Windows if I haven’t got to.
Do you guys have any suggestions or insights for serving to me with the scenario I am in? Thanks quite a bit upfront!