Apple has a thunderbolt port instead of HDMI i believe. theres thunderbolt to hdmi if you needed it. but honestly If you're just browsing the web and listening to music/downloading stuff then its not really worth the price. for you i would go for a good ASUS with an i3 processor, maybe an i5 if you play games or something. I don't know what you mean by "i like customization" in reference to Apple but i don't believe there's anything specific about the customization of an apple computer vs. a Windows PC, and the new Macbooks can't even be opened and messed with to my knowledge, you would have to get an early 2011 model or earlier. Idk how much one would be used from Craiglist, but Brand new the comparison would beI've really had one laptop (dell) and it's been alright for the 3 years i've had it but needs a new battery which i don't feel like replacing and has other problems but it's my first.. I've been thinking about trying out a macbook pro. Mostly i just browse the internet a lot, watch vids/movies, listen to/download music and movies. Mostly watch movies from my laptop via hdmi and if i'm not mistaken, macbooks don't have an hdmi port? I also like customization and sort of like the aesthetic of apple. Been lookin on craigslist for macbook pros recently. Just wanted to get an opinion on what i should do or what i should purchase. as far as gb, RAM, and all that techinical shit goes.. Appreciate any info
Macbook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3 Inch Laptop (Mid-2012 version)
2.5 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor4 GB DDR3 RAM; 500 GB Hard Drive13.3 inch LED-backlit display, 1280-by-800 resolutionIntel HD Graphics 4000then the ASUS A55A-AH51 15.6 Inch Laptop
Intel Core i5 3210M 2.5 GHz4 GB DDR3750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive15.6-Inch ScreenWindows 8
Same processor, Same amount and type of RAM, larger Hard Drive, larger Screen, and windows 8 (eww)
and if you wanted to compare the 15 inch Macbook with the the bare minimum specs with the above ASUS it would be $1709 for same everything except the processor which is an i7 (which would only run you 200-300 dollars to buy and install yourself on the asus if you really wanted/needed it, which you probably don't for what you're doing) and the graphics card which is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512MB Graphics (all the aforementioned graphics cards output HD).
So if you can get a good price on a used one then sure i guess go for it, but unless it matches the price of the ASUS I named, its not really worth the money.