Tips For Buying Your First Apple Computer

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

I know when I thought about doing the switch myself I had not a clue on what to expect on my purchase or which computer Apple offered was the right one for me. I am going to try to help you decided on which Apple computer is right for you out of my personal experience when deciding to make the switch from Windows to Apple (OS X).

I am going to break down each Apple computer, by giving you my thoughts and opinions what I think is the best for certain types of users, as well 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 what you see yourself using the computer for.

Apple Laptops


Basic model laptop offered by Apple, 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 to much different from the Macbook Pro, only 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?

Great for average computer user
Web Surfing
Great for a College Student
Word Processing
Basic Photo Editing with iPhoto
Basic Video Editing with iMovie
Macbook Pro
This is a computer designed for you 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 which is 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)
Can do everything the Macbook can, but better and faster!
Faster Processor then Macbooks
Great for Video Editing, Graphic Design, and other high intense computer applications
Macbook Air
A great basic laptop for your business type person, or someone that is on the go all the time and not looking for a lot of power. Comes in two models 1.6 GHz for $1799, and the 1.86 GHz for $2499. As you can see not very much power 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 that you would want to buy this laptop other then the reason’s that I have 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 sure people will disagree, but if I am going to spend $1799 to $2499 for a computer it better has more power!



Apple Desktops


Apple offers four different versions of the iMac computer because it offers two different version for the screen sizes. The iMac screen sizes come in the 20 inch. and 24 inches.

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

When I am going to buy my next computer, I am looking at this being my next one because it has everything you need! Simple and sweet, and a sleek design!

Why should I buy and iMac?

Sleek and innovative computer, nothing other PC quite like it
Very well priced!
Simple Design
Mac Pro
This is Apples top of the line computer priced at $2799, spec at 3.2 GHz. The Mac Pro is used highly in a professional setting such as top film editing studios, recording studios, and 3D modeling. For me, this computer is the dream computer because it is rather pricey, but it is Apples best computer they offer.

I really do not need to list out the reason’s to buy this computer, if your job is Video Editing, Music Production, 3D modeling, high intensive computer applications, then this is the computer for you!
The only hidden thing about making this purchase is it does not include a monitor which Apple Cinema displays are very expensive, but if you want a computer that will last you at least 3-5 years, and is upgradeable then the Mac Pro is your choice!
I hope these tips and break down will help you to decide what Apple computer is right for you! Also, I hope you get a feel for what computer that Apple offers is meant to be used for, so you do not go out and buy a computer that you really do not need, or you bought one that is not powerful enough for what you need.


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