Apple Mac

Apple Mac

Hey there folks. I’ve been a tad busy of late and unable to post so apologies for that. I’ve had so much on my plate as late but finally there is a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and I am able to dedicate more time to the blog, thankfully. Ok, enough of my sob stories. Today I am going to talk about one of my favourite range of consumer products. The Apple Mac! These days when the word Apple is mentioned people tend to think immediately of the iPhone and forget that Apple made their name by producing computers and operating systems from as far back as the 1970’s. They had Apple Macs for sale online long before your iDevice was even conceived. Today Apple Inc sell some of the most desirable and technologically advanced home computers and laptops available. In this post I am going to take a look at the different computers on offer from Apple.

Apple 1

The Apple 1 was a home desktop computer made by what was at the time called the Apple Computer Company in 1976. Designed and produced by Steve Wozniak, it was his friend Steve Jobs who had the idea to sell the computer to a wider market. He sold his VW van to finance the idea and Wozniak sold his high tech calculator. They raised a few hundred dollars between them. It sold for $666.66 (over $2000 in today’s money). It had a 1MHz  CPU and 4KB of memory as standard. So it was extremely limited by today’s standards. Check out the photo of the Apple 1 below!

Apple 1

Apple Mac Pro

The Apple Mac Pro is Apple’s current flagship computer and is aimed at creative professionals. It is a workstation tower type computer requiring a separate monitor and keyboard. It has a Intel E5 Xeon processor and supports up to 64GB of memory with the use of expansion cards. It is a serious piece of kit and beyond the requirements (and price range) of the average consumer. The basic model retails at $4900 and upwards.

Apple iMac

The Apple iMac is a desktop computer intended for both the professional and home markets. The computer and screen are contained within the same body, creating an all-in-one product instead of a separate tower and screen. The current incarnation includes a 5K Retina, 1TB of storage and a 1.6GHz Processor as standard, although faster processor models are available. The standard model retails at $1700 and upwards. Check out the photo below to get a better idea of what the iMac looks like.

Apple iMac

Mac Mini

The Mac Mini packs all the features of a standard iMac into a slimline square case. All you need to do is connect your own display, keyboard, mouse and speakers and you are up and running! The scaled down size means a more affordable cost of just $780! A huge saving on the iMac, but don’t forget that you’ve got to source your own ancillary devices!

MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s flagship laptop offering. As the name suggests, it is aimed at professional creatives such as photographers, videographers and graphic designers. It comes with either a 15” or 13” Retina display and packs flash storage and memory comparable to the iMac. The 13” model starts at $1700 while the 15” model starts at $3000.

MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is a slimline laptop designed for users on the go. It can easily be stored in one’s hand luggage and has an impressive battery life allowing for up to 12 hours between charges. The CD drive has been done away with to reduce size and bulk but the the MacBook Air still packs a punch in terms of memory and processing power. It is available in both 11” and 13” configurations and starts at $1700 for the standard 11” model.

Apple MacBook Air

MacBook

The MacBook is Apple’s notebook laptop offering and comes and crams a full size laptop experience into a streamlined, lighter and thinner casing than any Apple Laptop prior. It has less bells and whistles than the Pro or Air and is aimed the the non-professional user. It retails at $1640.

Summary

I hope you have enjoyed this blogpost and found it informative. I personally love Apple computers and find them much more desirable than their PC counterparts. They are much faster, user friendly and less vulnerable to viruses. They do cost a bit more but are worth the extra coin in my personal view. Everybody I have ever spoke to who has switched from PC to Apple has never looked back. I would encourage you to do the same! You can check out all of these computers at Apple’s website: http://www.apple.com/mac/ Until next time folks!