1. Buying a Mac

Who Should Read This Chapter:

If you haven’t yet bought a Mac, and are not sure which model is the right one for you, you should read this chapter immediately. However, if you already have a Mac, you may skip right ahead to Chapter 2, “Examining Mac Hardware.”

So you’ve decided to buy a Mac. Congratulations! Macs are great computers and your Mac will soon be a valuable tool for work, recreation, and communication.

Perhaps, however, you’re not sure which Mac to buy. You are not alone. There are many choices. Most people who switch to Mac have this same question. Which one?

You’ve got three major choices in a desktop machine: the Mac mini, the iMac, and the Mac Pro. And you have three choices in a notebook: the MacBook, ...

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