Are you currently on the lookout for a new laptop for school or work and your eyes are set on one of the new Apple MacBook models?
Well, good thing, there are now a few official and authorized Apple product distributors in the Philippines and currently, my most trusted of the bunch is Beyond The Box Philippines by Digital Trading Corporation.
Apart from the fact that I personally know the good and trustworthy people behind Digits Trading, my friends and I have purchased many items from their stores, mainly, BTB and Digital Walker, and I can honestly say that their service is top-notch. On top of that, the stellar quality of their after-sales support is something that many local and international companies can learn from.
As of writing, the most affordable MacBook model that you can purchase at Beyond The Box is the 2020 Apple MacBook Air 13-inch with M1 Processor, which goes for only PHP 57,890.
This notebook has the 8-Core M1 CPU, a 7-Core GPU, 8GB of Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage, 16‑core Neural Engine, a 13-inch Retina Display with True Tone colors, Two Thunderbolt ports, USB 4 ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, and comes with a 30W USB-C Power Adapter.
The last time I called Beyond The Box, this model was still available. However, I’m not sure if their stocks have depleted or have totally run out since then.
In case that one is no longer available, you can always opt to get the second most affordable MacBook model at Beyond The Box, which is the 2021 Apple MacBook Air 13-inch with M2 Processor that dons an official price of PHP 69,990.
Featuring a more powerful and energy-efficient processor than the 2020 release, the 2021 update comes with the 8-Core M2 CPU, an 8-Core GPU, 8GB of Unified Memory, 256GB SSD Storage, 16-core Neural Engine, 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone colors, upgraded 1080p FaceTime HD camera, MagSafe 3 charging port, Two Thunderbolt ports, USB 4 ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, and a 30W USB-C Power Adapter.
The two above-mentioned Apple MacBook Air models along with the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro are good enough for processing Microsoft documents and light-editing of photos and videos for school and office settings with their 8GB unified memory and 256GB storage combination.
However, if you are into editing 4K videos or running resource-intensive software and games, then I suggest that you get a MacBook with at least 16GB of unified memory and 500GB of SSD storage to ensure optimum performance.
At Beyond The Box Philippines, the most affordable MacBook model that has those two features is the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch with M1 Pro Processor.
Selling for PHP 116,990, that one has the 8-Core M1 Pro CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory
512GB SSD Storage, 16-core Neural Engine, 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, a built-in SDXC card slot that’s essential for professional photographers and videographers, MagSafe 3 port, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad, and a 67W USB-C Power Adapter.
You can get your hands on all the MacBook models that I talked about in this post at all Beyond The Box branches nationwide! While you’re there, feel free to inquire about the promos, installment packages, and freebies that you can enjoy with your purchase. Oh, and for convenience, you may also buy Apple products from BTB’s official website, beyondthebox.ph. Cheers!