Macbook Air

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Greybeard2017 Senior Member • Posts: 1,864
Re: Macbook Air

lynda07 wrote:

My old Windows PC needs replacing and I’m thinking of getting a Macbook. (M1).

I have an iPad Pro and iPhone but have never used a Macbook, it’s totally new to me.

I’d be using it for browsing, YouTube etc but my main use would be processing photos using Lightroom and Photoshop. Would you recommend the Air or Pro?

How do you go on using Word, Excel etc? Do you buy it, do Apple do their own version?

I’m guessing this would be a completely different way of working to what I am used to, any pros/cons of moving from Windows to Apple would be gratefully received too.



After having used Windows for ages I got a Mac Mini at the end of last year - like you I have iPad and iPhone and although they are better integrated I didn’t notice much difference to Windows in that respect.

The thing that has taken me longest to get used to is the different keyboard layout.

I tried the Apple Word, Excel and PowerPoint equivalents and didn’t like them so subscribe to the MS Office suite for the Mac  which means fewer things to learn and it isn’t too expensive.

The Adobe programs run well - if you find you need a bigger screen it might be worth getting an external monitor for when you are working from home.

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