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How to buy a new Mac Computer

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At some point every Apple Mac computer will need to be replaced with a new Apple Mac computer, and with the internet, and technology, the move from the Apple Intel generation of Apple Mac computers, for many Apple Mac computer users, the older generation of intel Apple Mac computers, have either become slow or simply outdated to keep up with the newest websites, and the modern and new updated versions of MacOS.

Read our expert guide before you buy or purchase a new Apple Mac computer from the Apple Stores in the UK

Did you know that buying or purchasing a new Apple Mac computer can be made easy with some easy-to-follow best tips and Apple Mac computer advice from a Apple Mac computer specialist?

Buying a new Apple Mac computer by Keith Thomas – Apple Specialist and Mac Computer Expert – My guide on buying or purchasing a new Apple Mac computer from either the Apple Stores in the UK or from your favorite Apple authorised reseller.

Where can I buy or purchase a new Apple Mac computer in the UK?

  1. The Apple Store online.
  2. From one of the Apple Stores in the UK.
  3. Curry’s PC World Apple Store.
  4. John Lewis online or from a John Lewis retail store in the UK.
  5. From Select either online or from a Select retail store or Apple shop in the UK.
  6. And from the iStore either online or from one of the iStore Apple retail shops in the UK.

Did you know that is does not matter where you buy or purchase a new Apple Mac computer from, as Apple Computer UK sets the price for a new Apple Mac computer. All of the Apple stores and Apple authorised retailers have the same price and technical specification for a brand-new Apple Mac computer purchase.

Where is the best place to buy a new Apple Mac computer in the UK?

For most consumers and for home computer users, that are looking to buy or to purchase a new Apple Mac computer you can choose any of the above 6 options.

The Apple Store online.

The Apple Store online is of course direct from Apple Computer UK, and this is where most people today use to buy a new Apple Mac computer. However, if you are new to the Apple Mac computer and you do not know much about Apple or Apple Macs there are a few key things that you need to know and understand.

The Apple Retail Stores.

The Apple Retail stores are popular as you can often walk in to the Apple Retail store and talk to the Apple store retail staff and discuss in person about your needs and requirements about buying a new Apple Mac computer.

John Lewis Apple Stores.

John Lewis sells Apple Mac computers in the electronics department of the store often you can see other consumer electronics and other items like televisions and printers, and computer accessories. John Lewis has a good reputation with Apple on selling new Apple Mac computers and the John Lewis staff often have good Apple product information and knowledge.

However, with John Lewis, they do like to sell older models of the Apple Mac computers or sell a Apple Mac computer that has been returned to John Lewis, with a price reduction. Try to avoid buying or purchasing a Apple Mac computer that has been reduced in price, as the technical specification is often an obsolete model or the macOS operating system software often needs to be erased and reset after purchase.

Curry’s PC World Apple Store.

Buying from Curry’s PC World Apple Store is fine or ok, if you are buying or purchasing a new Apple Mac computer and you know what you want to buy. However, just like John Lewis Curry’s can sell a Apple Mac computer that is not the most recent model and again might come with outdated software, or in a rare case the computer has been returned and the macOS will have to be erased and re-installed.

Did you know that both John Lewis and Curry’s should have one person in the store that is Apple trained and should be able to give you pre-sales Apple Mac computer advice. Ask the simple question to the staff are you Apple trained to give be the best information, if not ask for the Curry’s Apple Mac trained person to help you if needed.

Apple Premium Resellers – Select and iStore.

Apple has two premium Apple authorised resellers in the UK with Apple Shops all around the UK. The shops are not in the same physical locations of the Apple Stores in the UK, as this was an agreement that an Apple Premium Reseller cannot open a Apple shop or an Apple Store that in near an Apple Store.

The Apple Premium resellers are very similar to the Apple Stores, but you might find that you are dealing with a Saturday worker or a new person that has limited Apple Mac computer knowledge or you will be dealing with someone in the Apple shop that has a great deal of Apple Mac computer knowledge.

Both the iStore and Select offer a similar level of service, the Apple premium resellers can be a good location if you need to get a new Apple Mac computer quickly or you need to buy other products like an audio speaker or a Apple Mac computer accessory. You can also ask the Apple Premium reseller what can they offer vs buying a new Apple Mac computer from iStore or Select vs the Apple retail stores.

Apple Mac Computer Technology Since 2020

Since late 2020 all new Apple Mac computers use what is known as flash storage, this is so different from the Apple Mac computers that were manufactured before 2019 with the Apple iMac desktop computer range that had a 1 TB SATA storage volume.

The entry level 24-inch iMac computer comes with 256 Gb of storage, with is way faster than any 1TB SATA storage volume, and it is also electronic too, which means its way more reliable and also extremely fast too, for a consumer this means that a new Apple iMac desktop computer should and we hope will have a 10 year use before you need to purchase another Apple Mac computer.

New Apple Mac computer storage tips and advice.

If you are new to the Apple Mac computer and you do not have a computer and you are using the computer for home use, then 256 Gb of storage is often ok.

But if you had either a Windows PC computer or an existing Apple Mac computer and it had a 1Tb storage volume, then 256 Gb of storage might be a problem.

Did you know that you can choose how much storage you need when you order a new Apple Mac computer, but once you have opened a new Apple Mac computer and used the computer the internal storage cannot be upgraded or updated?

So our best Apple advice on storage is to review how much storage you need, for more people this is looking at if you have photos and digital images to store, and if you do any video editing on a computer. It can help to try to work out over a period of time, how much storage you are likely to use and need.

If you plan to keep a new Apple Mac computer for, say 6 years, then work out or estimate how much storage you might need and use over this time period.

Did you know that you can use the Apple iCloud and Apple iCloud Photos to help you save storage space, or you can use another solution from Microsoft or from Drop Box to help you with storage on the Apple Mac computer?

Do you need a desktop computer or a laptop computer?

Apple has 13-inch 14 inch 16 inch 24 inch and 27-inch solutions for screen sizes!

If you need a desktop computer from Apple you can choose the Apple iMac range which is currently the 24-inch iMac range and the 27-inch range, or you can look at the Apple Mac mini and use a computer display or a television that has a HDMI port as a solution for a desktop PC computer.

For a laptop computer, choose from a MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro range of laptops.

For a home computer user the performance of a new Apple MacBook Air vs a new Apple MacBook Pro is minimal, one of the main buying options is going to be deciding on the screen size that you need.

Did you know that the 24-inch screen size is the most popular screen size to use if you need to spend a lot of time at a computer, the Apple iMac 24-inch computer can be the ideal and best screen size to use?

However, if you are a graphic designer or you are buying the Apple Mac computer for photography or for video editing then the 27-inch iMac might be a better choice, but the 27-inch iMac is based on Intel technology, you need to know that the 24-inch iMac is much more faster than the 27-inch Intel iMac computer, until Apple updates the 27-inch iMac computer with its own Apple Silicon CPU.

What else do you need to buy or purchase with a new Apple Mac computer.

  • A external storage volume that is ideally twice the storage capacity of the Apple Mac computer.
  • A USB-C to USB-A adaptor or able if you need to connect a USB printer or a USB-A storage device to a new Apple Mac computer.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac if you do not want to use Apple Pages, or Apple Numbers.
  • A cleaning cloth that is approved to clean a Apple Mac computer.
  • Get an hour of Apple Mac computers training if you are new to the Apple Mac computer.
  • Consider getting a Apple TrackPad for as well as the Apple Mouse.
  • You do not need to buy any batteries for a new Apple Mac computer, but use the lead to charge up the mouse and trackpad.

How to buy a new Apple Mac computer in 2022

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Keith Thomas is a Apple Mac computer specialist and a Apple Mac computer engineer that worked for Apple Computer UK, and now provides one of the best independent Apple Mac computer information services in the UK for both a home Apple Mac computer user, for people that are switching from using a Microsoft Windows PC computer to the Apple Mac computer. And for Apple Store UK customers that need to know and how to order and buy, purchase a new Apple Mac computer from the Apple Store, or from a Apple authorised reseller or Apple approved dealer reseller.

Understand what you need to know, and arm yourself with the information before you buy a new Apple Mac computer.

Storage.

Buying a new Apple Mac computer from the Apple Store UK or from your favourite Apple authorised reseller can be easy, however, since late 2020, buying a Apple Mac computer is easy, but it does need a technical calculation to be done, and we are talking about storage.

Did you know that all new Apple Mac computers sold since late 2020, now come with flash solid state storage, which is a good idea, as its way faster and reliable too, however, if you have an existing Apple Mac computer that has 1Tb or more or storage, or you have a Apple iPhone or a Apple iPad that has a high capacity storage level, then the entry level new Apple Mac computer storage at 256 Gb is not going to be a good storage choice.

Performance.

All Apple Mac computers that have a M1 or newer Apple CPU are going to be fast enough for any home PC computer user, or even a professional Apple Mac computer user. If you are a home computer user that has been using a Intel PC computer or a Apple Mac computer with a Intel CPU, then the Apple M1 or newer CPU is going to meet your needs and requirements with the Apple M1 CPU.

Memory.

8Gb is still ok for a new Apple Mac computer purchase if you plan to use the pre-installed Apple Mac software.

Did you know that a new Apple M1 computer for a home user, runs super-fast with 8Gb of memory, on a Apple M1 desktop or MacBook laptop computer!

Even if you plan to use the Apple Mac M1 computer for Photography or even for audio and music and video production, 8Gb of memory still works ok, but get professional advice on if you need to consider 16Gb of memory. In 2022 the right amount of storage is more critical to get right first time.

All Apple Mac computers sold today, are non-upgradeable with the storage and the memory, so it is critical that a order for a new Apple Mac computer is correct before you open the box.

What can you do if you have a 256Gb new Apple Mac computer and you realise that you need more storage?

Apple macOS can be installed to an external USB4, USB-C or external Thunderbolt storage enclosure, and macOS can be installed or restored to start-up from the external storage volume. This allows a 256Gb Apple iMac M1 to have 1Tb or more of storage, if after you have purchased a Apple iMac with the entry level of 256 Gb of storage to be externally upgraded to 1Tb of storage. However, another external storage volume is needed to back up the Apple Mac computer.

How to get more help and assistance with buying a new Apple Mac computer?

Whilst Apple Mac Support, by Keith Thomas, does not sell or resell, Apple Mac computers or any Apple hardware, we can provide information on the Apple Stores UK or give information on Apple authorised resellers for example Curry’s Apple Store, John Lewis Apple Store, Peter Jones Apple Store, Harrods Apple Store and the Apple premium resellers in the UK which is iStore vs Stormfront.

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  • Complete the online website contact form. (open 24 Hours) with 10:30 am to 21:00 pm response times for completed forms sent to us.
  • Our online website contact form only takes a few minutes to complete on your • computer • phone • tablet device.
  • We respond by email: we are open daily from 09:30 am to 20:30 pm • 7 days a week service! including weekends and Sundays!
  • For Apple Product Repairs for Hardware and Apple Service, use the Apple Product Repairs button!
  • Call or Text 07800 940756 lines open 10:30 – 13:00, 14:00 – 17:00, 18:45 – 20:30