Laptop prices have dropped for the first time in five years, but the future is looking brighter than ever for a growing segment of consumers looking for a budget-friendly device to stream and record music on.
For years, the price of an iPad or a MacBook Air was the ultimate compromise between price and performance, and while that may be changing, the Predatron is the new king of the hill when it comes to portable media players.
Read moreRead moreFor the first half of 2017, the MacBook Air remains king of portable music players, but now the new MacBook Pro, the most powerful laptop to date, has taken the crown.
The MacBook Pro has been on sale since the beginning of 2018, and if you’ve already bought a MacBook Pro and are looking to upgrade to a new MacBook, now’s the time to do it.
The Predatron has all the bells and whistles of the new Mac Pro, but it’s more powerful and comes with a faster SSD and 4K video recording capabilities.
And if you already own an Apple TV, you can now stream from your Mac Pro with the new Apple Cinema Display.
The Predatron also has a built-in microphone and a USB Type-C port that lets you use your Mac or MacBook as a portable USB drive.
The video is upscaled to 4K and recorded in both 1080p and 4:4:4 with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, so you can play movies in your living room, or record your favorite videos on the go.
The battery lasts up to 8 hours of continuous playback, so the Predators battery life is pretty good.
As an upgrade over a MacBook, you get a lot more storage, but for most people, the new Predatron isn’t the best portable media player available.
The most important feature of the Predatrons battery life and high-quality video recording is the USB Type C port.
The predatrons USB Type A port also doubles as a Thunderbolt 3 port for charging your MacBooks Lightning-to-USB-C power cables.
The new MacBook Pros include a dedicated headphone jack, so there’s a headphone jack built-into the new model too.
The audio jack on the Prediatrons Pro models includes an integrated headphone amp that supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks.
The headphones amp supports a variety of audio formats, including Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-HD Master Audio, and more.
If you’re looking for the best value for money, the Mac Pro starts at $2,299, and the MacBook Pro starts around $2 and up.
The latest MacBook Pros have HDMI ports for both the front and rear, so if you’re using an external monitor, you’ll be able to connect your Mac to a TV via the front-facing DisplayPort and use your new Predatron as a remote control for your monitor.
The new MacBooks come in two colors, Silver and Gold, and are available for preorder now from select retailers including Best Buy and Amazon.
For more information, check out the Predatoons Amazon page.