Apple Computers: The Basics
Apple has been a leader in hardware for literal decades. Many of the resident deal experts here at DealNews remember playing Oregon Trail on relatively huge computers during school. The iconic company has come a long way since then and so have its devices, but they're still some of the most popular and well-reviewed machines out there.
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Popular Kinds of Apple Computers
MacBook Pro Laptop: These laptops are popular with students and professionals alike. You can find a deal on your perfect MacBook Pro here .
MacBook Air Laptop: Light on weight but not light on power, this laptop is also the "greenest Mac ever." Find deals here .
iMac Desktop: For those who prefer a desktop, the iMac is an all-in-one computer outfitted with powerful, easy-to-use tech. You can find iMac deals here .
Mac mini Desktop: Perfect for small spaces, the Mac mini offers a desktop experience without the bulk of other models. Check out deals on the newest models here .
MacBook Laptop: Apple has discontinued the basic MacBook, but you can still find great deals on them here .
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact Apple?
There are a number of ways to contact Apple , depending on who you need to speak to.
- Begin a support request online here
- Call 800-275-2273 for iPod, Mac, and iPad support
- Call 800-694-7466 for iPhone assistance
- Get Beats support by calling 800-442-4000
What is the cheapest Apple item?
Currently, the cheapest item is a USB-C to USB adapter for $19. However, the cheapest Apple device is currently the Apple TV HD for $149, and the AirPods with charging case for $159 are a close second.
Can I buy Apple products online?
Yes, you can! Apple sells all its products online, and you can browse Macs, iPads, iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Music from the main page.
What does the Apple Store sell?
Apple’s stores sell their physical products, so that you can take them home right away rather than waiting for delivery. Additionally, the Apple Store also provides a wide level of support for all their devices. Whether you need to set up a new device, or get technical support for a software or hardware problem, the Genius Bar can help.
How much is an Apple computer?
MacBook laptops start at $999 and iMac desktops start at $799.
Are Apple computers better than Windows?
Deciding between Apple and Windows computers is largely about personal preference. Both operating systems are capable of the same basic tasks, and it’s easy to find software in either ecosystem. One important note: It’s a myth that Macs are more safe from malware and viruses than PCs .
Does Apple make desktop computers?
Yes, Apple has six different desktop computers to choose from:
- iMac 21.5-inch
- iMac 21.5-inch (Retina 4K)
- iMac 27-inch (Retina 5K)
- iMac Pro
- Mac mini
- Mac Pro
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