The 13-inch MacBook Air is a brilliant blend of power and portability, but we can't help thinking that if Apple ever releases a Retina MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Air would still be solid and reliable, but your mind would drift back to the moment when you could have bought the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, and regret that you didn't.
Best Apple Mac accessories for students
If decide to buy a Mac mini, then we think getting an Apple Wireless keyboard and Apple Trackpad would be helpful for working on both devices.
Mac media solutions for students
Another good accessory to consider is the Apple TV. For £79 this enables you to connect your Mac wirelessly to a HDMI television so you can stream video, and music through your television. It's a great alternative to watching media on your Mac screen.
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