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Macintosh Price and Power Guide

Part of the Macs For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You’re a senior wanting to take a bite out of a nice Macintosh Apple . . . computer. To help you compare and contrast Macs, the following table lists some Mac models and price ranges and tells you what they’re best suited to do.

Model Suited For Price Range Pros & Cons
iMac desktop Midrange to power user $1,200-2,000 Built-in monitor
Mac mini desktop Entry level to typical home computing $600-800 No monitor, built-in DVD drive, keyboard, or mouse
MacBook Air laptop Typical home computing $1,000-1,600 No built-in DVD drive
MacBook Pro laptop Midrange to power user $1,200-2,500 Built-in DVD drive, but significantly heavier than the MacBook Air
Power Mac desktop Power user $2,500-5,000 No monitor
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Macs For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet


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