Which is the best Mac to buy?
Apple Mac is the wonder computer that is improving each year. This year saw the launch of Mac Pro, macOS Catalina and 15-inch Macbook Pro supporting Intel’s latest 9th generation core processors which are the best Macs to buy. Other previous best deals that you can get on Mac are popular among Mac owners. If you wish to own a Mac in the new year, here is the list of the best Mac computers to buy.
MacBook Air (2018)
In Australia, MacBook Air with 128GB storage now starts at a recommended retail price of AUD$1,699 after recently receiving a price cut. MacBook Air with 256GB of SSD storage is priced at a recommended retail price of AUD$1,999. University students and teachers can save A$150 off all models, making the entry-level MacBook Air cost just A$1,549.
MacBook Air with Touch ID and 128GB Storage is available in three colours at a recommended retail price of A$1,699. With 6GHz dual-core eighth-gen Intel Core i5 processor it has turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz and comes with 13-inch Retina display, 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory, 128GB of SSD storage, Intel UHD Graphics 617, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad and Two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
This is a small and stylish Macbook with Dual-core Intel Core m3 – Core i5, Intel HD Graphics 615, has 8GB – 16GB and comes with a screen of 12-inch Retina (2,304 x 1,440) IPS comes with storage: 256GB – 512GB PCIe SSD and has dimensions (W x D x H): 11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14~0.52in. It can support everything under the sun with its Thunderbolt 3 port, anyway. It’s not as powerful as the MacBook Pro, but if you’re looking for a MacBook that’s the best buy.
Mac Mini 2018
Like Macbook 2017 it is same in size and style with 8th-generation Intel Core i3 – Core i7, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 8GB – 32GB, Storage: 128GB – 2TB PCIe-based SSD and has dimensions (W x D x H): 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.6cm. This tiny Mac is packed with 8th-generation desktop processors, a ton of RAM and some of the fastest SSDs.
Apple has also tinkered with the Mac Mini 2018’s port allocation, with (from left to right on the rear of the device) 4 combination Thunderbolt/USB C 3.1 ports, HDMI output, 2 USB 3.1 A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There really aren’t that many Apple products left with a full headphone jack, making the Mac Mini 2018 somewhat remarkable on that score alone.
Key selling point
One of the key selling points of the Mac Mini line is that it’s a bare-bones Mac. It is sold without a display, keyboard, mouse, or any other peripheral. You don’t even get an HDMI cable in the box to connect it up to your display of choice.
Apple sells the Apple Mac Mini 2018 in a variety of configurations in Australia, with pricing starting at $1,249 for a Core i3 version with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, with pricing increasing depending on processor, storage, RAM and preinstalled software choices.
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid-2018)
The most powerful MacBook ever made offers 9th-generation Intel Core i7 – i9 with AMD Radeon Pro 555X – 560X. Intel UHD Graphics 630, RAM of 16GB – 32GB. With screen of 15.4-inch, 2,880 x 1,800 Retina display. With storage 512GB – 4TB SSD and dimensions (H x W x D): 34.93 x 24.07 x 1.55cm
If you’re looking for the most performance you can get in a MacBook that you can afford, you’ll want to look at the MacBook Pro 15-inch. Now with Hexa-core 9th-generation processors and up to 32GB of RAM, you won’t be held back by anything you throw at it – especially now that you can get Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics. With this kind of performance, the MacBook Pro effortlessly takes a lofty spot on our best Macs list.
Australian pricing for the mid-2018 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,699, with the 15-inch MacBook Pro from $3,499.
Now with 8th-generation processors iMac (27-inch) comes with 8th-generation Intel Core i5 – 9th-generation Intel Core i5, AMD Radeon Pro 570X – 580X, Intel UHD Graphics 630, and RAM: 8GB – 64GB. The screen displays 27-inch Retina 5K 5,120 x 2,880 P3 and comes with storage: 1TB – 2TB Fusion Drive has dimensions (H x W x D): 20.3 x 25.6 x 8 inches (51.6 x 65.0 x 20.3cm).
The iMac has long been one of the most affordable ways to get into the macOS ecosystem, and is packed with 8th- and 9th-generation desktop-class processors, letting this elegant all-in-one PC reach that fabled 8-core performance. If you’re looking for an all-in-one Mac, the new 27-inch iMac is one of the best Macs for you, at least if you’re not looking to spend five stacks on the iMac Pro.
In Australia, the new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display starts at an RRP of A$1,999. While the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at an RRP of A$2,799.
MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, mid-2018)
This system with Touch Bar offers 7th-generation Intel Core i5 – 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and has Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 – 655. With RAM of 8GB – 16GB and has screen: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2,560 x 1,600. This comes with storage:256GB – 2TB SSD and comes with dimensions (H x W x D): 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49cm
The MacBook Pro 2018 is more powerful than ever before. It still has the controversial Butterfly keyboard and is thus easy to recommend the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018 for anyone looking for the best Macs. The retail starting price remains the same for the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, ringing in at $1,799.00 for the standard model.
iMac Pro – best Mac to buy
This system is an expensive Mac with 8 to 18-core Intel Xeon W, and Radeon Pro Vega 56. It comes with RAM: 32GB – 256GB DDR4 ECC and a screen 27-inch 5K (5,120 x 2,880). It has a retina display (P3 wide colour) and storage of 1TB – 4TB PCIe 3.0 SSD. With dimensions 65 x 20.3 x 51.6cm. This is one of the best Macs to buy.
Whether you’re a professional or creative, you’ll require something that will be able to tackle any workload you could possibly throw at it. Not only does it have a vivid 27-inch 5K display with a P3 wide color gamut, but it’s also packing the most powerful hardware Apple could get its hands on. Apple’s iMac Pro will cost $7,299 in Australia.
MacBook Air (13-inch, 2018) – best Mac to buy
It (13-inch, 2018) is thinner, lighter, and more productive with Dual-core Intel Core i5, Intel UHD Graphics 617, and RAM: 8GB – 16GB. The screen is a 13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 Retina display (backlit LED, IPS). With a storage of 128GB – 1.5TB PCIe 3.0 SSD and dimensions: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches (30.41 x 21.24 x 1.56cm; W x D x H). With 8th-generation processors, more RAM, and faster SSDs, the MacBook Air also has more power than ever. This will give you an all-day battery out of this thing; which makes it one of the best Macs for travellers or pokies players. The cost of the MacBook Air is around A$1,699. This is one of the best Macs to buy.
You can choose the best Mac to buy from the above list. Actually, the best is one that you think is more productive for your usage. Also, if you don’t have to budget to purchase the latest Macs; the older models will more than suffice, saving you some cash. You can also get refurbished Mac computers in Australia both at physical Apple stores and online stores in Australia.