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Discussion on: Why did I choose the MacBook Air, as a full-stack software developer?

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Levi Figueira • Edited on

I have a hard time recommending buying an Apple laptop from anywhere but an Apple Store or Apple.com… but I see those affiliate links. 🤦‍♂️

About the article, it’s great you love the MBA about it’s an outdated product, and most developers would be better off with the non-Touch Bar 13’’ MBP, preferably with 16GB RAM…

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Jessy

That would be my pick too.

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Chen Osipov Author

I prefer ordering from Amazon, not on apple directly.
The service and return's handeling is much better.

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Chen Osipov Author

Removed.

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Oleg Krasavin

I wanna buy non-Touch Bar 13’’ MBP with 16gb, but not sure about the SSD size. Is 128gb enough for web developing? I'm not using Docker now, but our team is gonna use it at the nearest time, so I don't know whether 128gb is enough and whether I should pay more for additional 128gb (256gb).

Would you be willing to share some of your experience?

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Levi Figueira

I would strongly recommend 256GB for most use cases. More than that is up to your needs, but 256GB is a good baseline for most people IMO… :)

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Oleg Krasavin

Thank you for the advice. What about CPU? Is 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 enough? I have a "windows" laptop with a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (the 3rd generation) and, seems, it's fairly good so far.

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David

Yeah, 2 affiliate links in one article, it almost smells like an infomercial.

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Chen Osipov Author

Removed.

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many ones • Edited on

Not the smartest thing to buy only from Apple. That is most expensive way of buying apple products. Those products fill the shelves at any brick and mortar computer store and online computer stores as well. Buying at an Apple price feels like donating to a false cause. Feel free though!