Tips For Buying Your First Apple Computer

As always, making a computer purchase is normally not easy; you’re always looking for the best bang for your buck, whether it is a good product, etc. Especially if you are thinking about switching from a Windows-based computer to something you have never heard before called an Apple Computer or Macintosh.

Apple Computer

When I thought about doing the switch myself, I had no clue what to expect from my purchase or which computer Apple offered was right for me. I will try to help you decide which Apple computer is right for you based on my experience when switching from Windows to Apple (OS X).

I will break down each Apple computer by giving you my thoughts and opinions on what I think is the best for certain types of users and what will work and what won’t. Every person has a different agenda when using a computer, some for Graphic Design, Video Editing, Web Surfing, etc. That leaves some Apple computers better than others, depending on what you see yourself using the laptop for.

Apple Laptops Macbook

Apple offers basic model laptops, and a very well-priced computer starting (Classic White) 2.1 GHz for $999, 2.0GHz for $1299, and 2.4GHz for $1599. Also, since the recent update, the MacBook is a great computer, not too much different from the Macbook Pro, except in specs and screen size. The Macbook screen size is 13.3, which might turn some people off to this laptop.

Why should I buy the Macbook?

This is a computer designed for your professional market or user. MacBook Pro prices start at 2.4 GHz $1999, 2.53GHz $2400. The Macbook Pro offers a 15.4-inch screen size, a major plus for screen size or a person looking for a lot of screen real estate. For more information, head over to the Apple website.

Why should I buy the Macbook Pro?

  • Has 2 Graphic Cards (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT)
  • It can do everything the Macbook can, but better and faster!
  • Faster Processor than Macbooks
  • Great for Video Editing, Graphic Design, and other intense computer applications
  • MacBook Air

A great basic laptop for your business-type person or someone who is always on the go and not looking for a lot of power. It comes in two models, 1.6 GHz for $1799 and 1.86 GHz for $2499; as you can see, not very much energy for your money! I highly would not recommend getting the Macbook Air; I would rather go with a Macbook for the price, more for your money!

I do not see any reasons you would want to buy this laptop other than those listed above. I think it is very overpriced for what you get, and to me, it feels just like a show off the computer, like look what I bought, because I can. I’m sure people will disagree, but if I spend $1799 to $2499 for a computer, it better have more power!


Apple Desktops iMac

Apple offers four different versions of the iMac computer because it offers two different screen sizes: 20 inches and 24 inches.

I think the iMac is a great desktop computer for anyone looking to buy a new one. It is a straightforward design, and all the computer parts are built into the monitor. The only other things you have are the keyboard and mouse.

When I buy my next computer, I look at this as my next one because it has everything you need! Simple and sweet, and a sleek design!

Why should I buy an iMac?

  • Sleek and innovative computer; nothing other PC quite like it
  • Very well priced!
  • Simple Design
  • Powerful
  • Mac Pro

This is Apple’s top-of-the-line computer, priced at $2799 and spec at 3.2 GHz. The Mac Pro is used highly in professional settings such as top film editing studios, recording studios, and 3D modeling. This computer is the dream computer because it is rather pricey, but it is Apple’s best computer offer.

I do not need to list the reasons to buy this computer. If your job is Video Editing, Music Production, 3D modeling, or intensive computer applications, this is the computer for you! The only hidden thing about this purchase is that it does not include a monitor. Apple Cinema displays are very exact. If you want an upgradeable computer that will last you at least 3-5 years, then the Mac Pro is your choice! I hope these tips and breakdowns will help you decide what Apple computer is right for you! Also, I hope you get a feel for what the computer that Apple offers is meant to be used for, so you do not go out and buy a laptop that you do not need or purchase one that is not powerful enough for your needs.


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