Apple Mac Desktop

Choosing a Mac Desktop

Mac desktops are fast, easy to use, and simple to set up. They're are optimized for speedy, intuitive integration with other products from the Apple universe, such as iPhones and iPads. Macs offer sleek, modern, and attractive styling with space-saving designs. Gone are the days when you had to worry about limited software functionality and availability. These computers are powerful word processing, editing, and computing tools. Macs also shine when it comes to everyday use: sending emails, surfing the web, and working within programs. For those in search of enough power to handle professional-level editing and graphics, Mac desktops more than deliver.

Popular Apple Mac Desktop Versions

The Apple computer market features three types of systems: the iMac, the Mac mini, and the Mac Pro. Which option is best for you is dependent on your intended usage and your available space.


The iMac is Apple's all-in-one desktop. It comes with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and it delivers more than enough computing power to surf the web, send and receive emails, and stream music and movies.

Mac mini

The Apple Mac mini is essentially an extremely small desktop that offers basic functionality for those who don't need much more than that. The mini is a 7.7 x 7.7-inch desktop, and you'll need to provide a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to get it up and working.

Mac Pro

The Apple Mac Pro is a stunning machine full of massive computing power and speed. It's ideal for video and image editors, graphic designers, and architects.

Apple Mac Accessories

Apple is known for producing sleek, functional, and well-designed keyboards, mice, and other accessories. Wireless keyboards let you personalize your work space and you can even pair them with iPads. Long Lightning cables greatly increase the functionality of devices by providing an extended charging range. These helpful products give you more freedom when arranging your computer and cable-linked peripherals. iMac desktop accessories, including modems and storage devices, pair seamlessly with other Apple products, decreasing the time and frustration you'll expend during setup.

Compatibility: Apple vs. Windows

Apple desktop computers don't come preloaded with Microsoft Office. Apple Mac desktops come loaded with Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Apple Mail; each is Apple's version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, respectively. There's a fair degree of integration between the two application universes. You can use Pages to open Word documents and you can save Pages documents as Word files. If you open a Word file in Pages, nothing limits your ability to edit or work further on that document; you'll simply be doing so in Pages instead of the Word application.

Have a look at Apple desktop products and the other items available in B&H Photo and Video's Apple store to see what else you may need, whether it's for your business or home office setup.