Buying a Mac for a Student

David Hardy

If your child is starting high school or university this month then it is not too late to set them up with a MacBook from us. The following information will work towards showing how a MacBook can be considered a really good investment.

Buying a refurbished MacBook from the right company is an exceptional opportunity. It is not necessary to purchase a brand-new MacBook. Why? All of our refurbished Macs come with a 12-month hardware warranty, and nothing leaves our store until it has been checked, checked and checked again. When you buy your refurbished Apple Mac from us, you can do so with 100% confidence.

Buying a Mac for a Student – will it last?

With the above warranty and confidence, the worry of purchasing a refurbished Mac is completely eliminated. You can be rest-assured that it will see them right through their studies and beyond. Children are so used to Apple devices through personal use and use in school, that they are already very familiar with their set-up.

We sell refurbished Macs which perform like new but are much easier on the bank balance. Please note we also accept Klarna which allows you to purchase and spread the cost over 3 months. We really have thought of everything.

Our stock is always updated on our website but if you have a question or a specific product, please do get in touch by calling 01625 415088.

Things To Consider:

Screen size and portability: Apple has two laptop lines including the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. These are available in different screen sizes and weights (newer models do weigh less than older ones). If this is a big consideration for you then it is important to get the model right.

Processor speed and RAM: it is really sound advice to purchase the best processor speed and RAM your budget will allow. A bigger processor will be better for those considering using their MacBook for creative work or larger programmes.

Don’t forget that you can use external storage options. This isn’t for everyone so may not work for you but is worth considering when you are looking at storage.

And lastly, don’t forget to buy a case and screen protector. While a MacBook is beautiful, it can also be fragile. A case and screen protector can work to offer great protection while carrying your MacBook around.

Got questions? Do you qualify for a Student Discount? Get in touch today and our helpful team will be happy to help.

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Making Owning a Mac Affordable

David Hardy

A Mac computer has an incredible reputation for being the best out there. There are many reasons for this, and we are proud of this fact. Whether you are running a busy family home or want to branch out professionally, we will have the perfect solution for you.

If you need help, our staff are able to support you through a checklist of items. This offers you confidence and assurance that your selection is the absolute best alternative for you.

Buying a Refurbished Mac

Do you need a new Mac for photo editing? We have a large range of Macs that will work perfectly with Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and many other imagery programmes. You also have the assurance that your refurbished Mac will work with any other software that you may use.

What Benefits Can We Offer?

  • We offer refurbished Macs that don’t break the bank
  • We are able to offer free next day delivery
  • CheshireMacs have a 5-star rating on Trustpilot. These are independent reviews of clients who have used our company.
  • Klarna is available to spread the cost of your new purchase
  • We offer excellent customer service, without exception
  • Your purchase is backed by a 12-month warranty
  • We can offer a student discount should this be applicable

Further to this, an element that sets us apart from our competition is our friendly team. We all share a real passion for what we do and building a company that serves our clients well. This may be in the form of helping with a quick question or supporting someone through the purchasing process. No question is a silly question, and we work hard to ensure you are confident in your purchase selection.

Got a question? Need help with buying a new Mac? Call today on 01625 415088.

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Not Sure Which Mac is Right for You?

David Hardy

When approaching the decision of which Mac is right for you, there are lot of elements to consider. It is important that you invest time in making the right decision. This will offer great reward when you make the right choice. However, the opposite can be said if you make the wrong choice.

We specialise in guiding you through this selection process. This allows you to get to the point where you are confident in your selection. We have created a page solely dedicated to run through the different aspects of purchasing a Mac. However, we realise that it is important to have someone to speak to. You may find enough information and guidance on this page. But if not, call our helpful, informed and professional staff to get that bit of extra guidance needed.

Which Mac?

Our guide is broken down into different users including home/ personal use, school / college use and professional use. Macs have an incredible reputation. A reputation that in some cases can sell an item purely based on this fact. Did you know that all of our MacBooks and iMacs are sold with free next day delivery, 12-month warranty and that we can take your old Mac in part exchange?

Our humble business has an unrivalled passion for refurbishing Macs. This is complimented with a real desire to be the best in our industry through hard work, a professional service and highest-quality products for our customers.

At CheshireMacs, we take great pride in the special bond we build with each client as they embark on their journey with us. It is our privilege to be able to share our knowledge and utilize our expertise to help guide our customers in the right direction.

One of our clients commented:
“Just received my 27" imac. Wow its like a brand new machine. Thank you Dave for all your help on purchasing it. I would highly recommend CheshireMacs. They were so helpful on the phone and on email, nothing was to much trouble. As other people have said why pay high prices when you can get an almost new machine from them.” – Pete Skinner

Our website has a host of information that we hope you find helpful. We are also available in our Wilmslow-based shop. You can always drop in to speak with us if you have any questions, you would prefer ask face-to-face.

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Optimise Storage Space on your MacBook

David Hardy

There are some great tips available on how you can optimise storage space for your MacBook. If you are ever unsure or may need a little support, we are always on hand to offer that. Restored Macs need looking after. It is really important to find ways in which you can best do this routinely to get the most from your MacBook.

How do I Optimise Storage Space?

From the Apple menu button in the corner of your screen, select ‘About This Mac’. This will then give you the option to click on ‘Storage’. This will estimate the amount of both used and available storage space you have available. When this is calculated, it will offer you a visual breakdown in different segments. These will all represent different categories or files.

Optimise Storage Space

From this point, you should click on the ‘Manage’ button. This will open the storage management window which should look like this. To begin optimising storage space for your MacBook, choose from the features such as ‘Store in iCloud’, ‘Optimise Storage’ and ‘Reduce Clutter’.

Optimising Storage Space

 

Each will take you through options to reduce any unnecessary elements, taking up space on your MacBook. Feeling cleansed? As you go through these options, it is important that you carefully consider how you use your MacBook. Make sure that the programmes and elements that you need are easily accessible.

This is not an exercise in making life harder for yourself. Instead, it is something that you should do routinely to make your MacBook work smarter for you. You can measure your progress (or success) in optimising space by referring back to the amount of ‘available’ space shown.

Need more help? There are also other ways in which you can free up space. Music, movies and podcasts can take up a lot of storage on your computer. Make sure that ones that you do not intend keeping are regularly deleted.

We are not always aware of the files that we have on our computer. Regularly review these to make sure that not needed files and downloads are removed. Don’t forget to empty your recycle bin and keep everything up to date.

Investing a little time into this process will offer you great reward. You will get more from your MacBook, and it will work more efficiently for you. Move unused files to external storage. This is a really smart way of systematically clearing files that you may need to reference but do not need on your MacBook. We offer repairs and servicing on all Macs as well as being an independent Mac seller. Contact us anytime via message or call us on 01625 415 088.

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Looking After your Reconditioned MacBook Battery

David Hardy

There are different terms used for a reconditioned MacBook. Some may refer to it as refurbished but both words mean the same. Essentially it is a more affordable and eco-friendlier alternative to buying new. When you get to know the team at CheshireMacs, you will be instantly assured in our approach and commitment to the success of this process.

Choosing a Reconditioned MacBook

We are here to help. We will listen to what you need, your usage and will guide you to make the right decision that matches your budget requirements. It is important that you feel confident in your selection, so our friendly team are here to help you.

Once you have made your selection, it is important that you are equipped to best look after your MacBook. Battery life is a large part of this, and this information will help you to get the most from your MacBook.

The batteries found in Macs are lithium-ion technology. These have been selected by Apple due to their high-power density and long lifespan. As you will be aware, the effectiveness of any battery is reduced over time. This is why it is so important to be aware of how to take care of your MacBooks battery.

Our Top Tips:

Li-ion batteries are more flexible than other, older batteries. However, it can be affected if left with no charge or full charge for longer periods of time.

  • Regular use is important
  • Try to let your battery complete at least a couple of discharge cycles each week
  • Don’t always plug your MacBook into your AC Adapter (as allowing discharge cycles is important to elongate the battery life)
  • If you are storing your MacBook, make sure it is not left either with zero charge or full charge

Rest assured that keeping on top of this will help your battery life. Setting regular and simple routines from the start is a great idea. Have you got questions about buying a refurbished MacBook? Get in touch today by calling our helpful team on 01625 415088.

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