Macbooks (Mac laptop/Notebook class)
For those looking for portability and power, a MacBook is the one you need. There are three main species- Macbook, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air.
The Macbook is the basic model. This is a do-everything computer, not as powerful as a desktop, but good enough to run any normal home or work type application.
Macbook Pro is the top of the range Mac in this class. These really are professional quality computers, with a lot of grunt and powerful video and graphics cards. Theyre typically used by experts who want a laptop type computer with the power and capabilities of a desktop. Theyre more expensive, but theyre worth it.
The Macbook Air is an elegant, designer-look portable computer. It doesnt have the grunt power of the others, but its very light, looks good and will do its job well. Macbook Air costs a bit more, but they are designed to fill a niche similar to the Notebook, and are extremely popular.
When looking for a desktop, a Mac Pro, iMac or Mac mini are the choices. Each of these computers has its own special features and capabilities.
The Mac Minis are mini computers, in a small, very portable box. These are called The worlds most energy efficient computer with some reason with a 90% efficiency rating. The hard drive can take up to 500GB, so its no trivial machine. Its literally a plug and play computer, and people love them.
The iMac was a design revolution when it first came out. Its fully self contained, and uses a lot less space than the traditional tower and screen layout. This is also a quite high power computer, with Intel i3, i5, and i7 processors, depending on the capacity you need. Current models come with 3D graphics capacity, LED backlit displays and Multi Touch capabilities.
Mac Pro is a powerful computer, now with standard duo cores and four virtual cores. These are the types of Mac used by video and graphics professionals, so the names pretty apt. For basic computer usage, theyve got plenty of power and speed, particularly with Turbo Boost and Hyper-threading, which allows a lot of smooth operation capabilities to go with the power factor.
More info on choosing a Mac
Before you make any decisions on buying a Mac, visit the Apple website and get the current information. Macs keep evolving, so its always worth being up to date. Make a point of going to a good retailer and trying out the models if at all possible. (Set aside some time for this, these computers are fun.)
Moving old documents, pictures and files
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