View Full Version : Heeeelp! Which cheap (~$500) used Mac laptop for backpacking (i.e. small & light)?

16th June 2019, 06:21 PM
Hi, on the road I have been using a 10" iPad with bluetooth keyboard and case. It is a great set up but as I will be doing more editing and writing I really am going to need a laptop*. But as I will be back on the road backpacking for at least a year I don't want to spend a fortune on something that could easily be broken or stolen.

I am mightily tempted to break my decades-long association with Apple because I just can't seem to see anything secondhand that fits the bill.

*My office computer is a MacBook but it is 10yrs old (and starting to fail) and besides it is just toooo heavy to even consider.

So I'd really appreciate any suggestions.


21st June 2019, 02:00 PM
Done! Bought a $500 2014 11" Air

4th July 2019, 08:57 PM
Well done, Grahame! I'm after one of them myself.

Shocked to see people are still visiting this site. Thought everyone had vacated to appletalk.com.au - set up by a few former MacTalkers when the new owners locked out the moderators...