Apple's iMac Pro desktop computer boasts a bevy of top-notch tech specs. It starts with an 8-core Intel Xeon W chip, a high-end graphics card with 8GB of HBM2 memory, 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD for storage and 8 USB ports (four of them USB-C/Thunderbolt). Oh, and it has a 5K retina display and comes in a space gray case to distinguish it from lesser iMacs.Prices start at $4,999 – and with a few upgrades (18-core processor, anyone?) can easily top $10,000. Even so, Apple expert Michael deAgonia told Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis he's getting a new iMac Pro this month, and went on to explain why.In a word: video. Thus ensued a debate between DeAgonia and IDG Enterprise video producer Chris Hebert – in his Mingis on Tech debut – on the merits of spending high-roller money on a computer. Hebert, who built his own video editing powerhouse for less, figures the entry-level iMac Pro offers the best bang for the buck; DeAgonia argued that … [Read more...] about Mingis on Tech: The rationale for buying an iMac Pro
By Christine McKee Monday, March 05, 2018, 08:54 am PT (11:54 am ET) Monday morning deals have arrived with triple digit discounts on current MacBooks, MacBook Pros and iMacs. Prices start at $1,099 for the 12" models (up to $380 off), while an upgraded 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is $1,999 after a $200 cash discount. Many models also qualify for no interest financing.$200 to $380 off 2017 12" MacBooks New discounts have launched this week on Apple's latest line of 12-inch MacBooks at authorized resellers, and the instant rebates total up to $380 off. Prices start at $1,099.00 for the standard model in your choice of Silver, Space Gray, Gold or Rose Gold at Amazon, and the e-commerce giant is also offering shoppers no interest financing if paid in full within 12 months using the Amazon Store Card. Those looking for additional storage and a faster processor can also save $380 on an upgraded model (1.4GHz, 8GB, 512GB) at MacMall with free shipping. … [Read more...] about Deals: Apple’s 12″ MacBook from $1,099; $200 off premium 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pro; 27″ iMac 5K for $1,688
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Exclusive By Christine McKee Thursday, March 01, 2018, 10:32 am PT (01:32 pm ET) Readers this week can take advantage of bonus savings on Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5Ks with our exclusive promo code on top of already reduced pricing. Save up to $130 off retail, along with free shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, take advantage of no interest financing for 12 months on approved credit. Shoppers looking for discounts on Apple's 27-inch iMac 5K can instantly save an additional $40 to $80 on nearly every 2017 model at Adorama this week with coupon code APINSIDER. This exclusive offer is on top of Adorama's already reduced pricing, bringing the total savings to up to $130 off retail. What's more, shipping is free on the 27-inch iMac 5Ks, and Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. For many shoppers outside those two states, this equates to $235 to $500 in savings on average compared to buying direct. Adorama is also offering shoppers … [Read more...] about iMac Deals: Save up to $130 instantly on Apple’s 27″ iMac 5K, plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing
Someday far in the future, Apple will have settled fully into using its new macOS filesystem, APFS, and Macworld readers will stop being nervous and confused about it. Until then, I continue to receive queries in our inbox. APFS is a robust, more efficient, and futureproofed filesystem that has a lot of advantages. But the transition isn’t complete by any means.Reader Bill emailed wondering about the safety of upgrading his iMacs to macOS High Sierra, since each has a Fusion Drive, Apple’s hybrid of SSD and hard drive. He notes that he’d read Apple’s software engineering chief, Craig Federighi, had said at some point that APFS would come to Fusion Drives. (Federighi replied to a Mac user’s query via email, which that user then publicized.)It’s not unsafe to upgrade, because High Sierra leaves Fusion Drives in HFS+ format. However, I’m assuming that Apple will release an update to High Sierra at some point that sweeps in Fusion Drives, and that … [Read more...] about Should you upgrade your Fusion Drive iMac to macOS High Sierra?