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Considering a Mac Pro?

Reader Mary R. recently wrote in, asking, “I will be purchasing a new Mac this year—going from an eMac running Tiger to (probably) an iMac running Snow Leopard. I’d like to do some research before the purchase. It looks like the book, Take Control of Buying a Mac, would be a useful read, but I’m wondering if there is a more recent edition.”

Adam, author of the ebook, wrote this in reply, “No, there’s no more recent edition, alas, but for the most part, it doesn’t really matter, since the bulk of the book is not about the specs of current models or the like, but about helping you figure out what your needs are, and how that matches with a particular type of Mac. The only thing that’s changed much since the book came out is that I would no longer recommend someone get a Mac Pro unless they absolutely know they need the utmost power and flexibility. The iMac is plenty for most people.”

By the way, what with Adam’s change in thinking about the Mac Pro and the iPad popping up as an intriguing option on the low end, it’s probably time for us to consider revising this ebook.

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