Mac

Upcoming Mac Products

Based on Rumors, History, and Leaks

iMac with spec bump and possibly thinner bezels
2020

iMac Pro with spec bump and possibly thinner bezels
2020

MacBook Pro with 14-inch display.
Late 2020

MacBook Air with spec bump
2020

Mac Mini with spec bump
2020

MacBook Pro 16” with spec bump and possible mini-LED display
2020 or 2021

Which Mac Notebook
is Right for You?

MacBook Air 13”
General Consumer

  • Email
  • Web Browsing
  • Office
  • Light Photo Editing

MacBook Pro 13”
Mid-Range User

  • Light Video Editing
  • Photo Editing

MacBook Pro 16”
High-End User

  • Video Editing
  • Gaming
  • Large Display

Which Mac Desktop
is Right for You?

Mac Mini
General Consumer

  • Email
  • Web Browsing
  • Office
  • Light Photo Editing
  • Light Video Editing

iMac 4K
General Consumer

  • Email
  • Web Browsing
  • Office
  • Light Photo Editing
  • Light Video Editing
  • All-in-one

iMac 5K
Mid/High-End User

  • Video Editing
  • Gaming
  • Large Display
  • All-in-one

We do not suggest purchasing the base iMac 21” models

Which Pro Mac Desktop
is Right for You?

iMac Pro
All-in-one

  • All-in-one
  • Not Upgradable
  • Lower Maximum Configuration

Mac Pro
Modular

  • Tower
  • Upgradable
  • Higher Price

Pro Display XDR
High-End Display

  • Video Editing
  • Photo Editing

Tips for Choosing Storage

A Solid State Drive (SSD) is the fastest storage available on a Mac. Apple has made an SSD the only option on their laptops and some of their desktops. We suggest most users use an SSD.

On the iMac, Apple also offers an Hard Disk Drive (HDD). We do not suggest getting an HDD due to slow speeds.

On the iMac, Apple also offers a Fusion Drive, which is a combination of both HDD and SSD. The Fusion Drive Automatically puts the stuff you use most on the SSD, while putting things that are rarely used on the HDD. If you opt for a Fusion Drive, we recommend the 2TB or 3TB tier, due to the higher SSD size.

1TB Fusion Drive: 1TB HDD & 32GB SSD
2TB Fusion Drive: 2TB HDD & 128GB SSD
3TB Fusion Drive: 3TB HDD & 128GB SSD

If you plan on configuring your iMac with more than 16GB of memory, we suggest getting a 2TB Fusion Drive or all SSD for best performance.

Tips for Choosing Memory

With more memory, users can run more apps at a faster rate of performance at once. For the general consumer, 8GB of memory should be enough for web browsing, email, and light photo editing. For those who plan on doing any work with video or want to “future proof” their Mac, we suggest a minimum of 16GB of memory.

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