Thinking about your first Mac?

Answers to some of the most common
PC-to-Mac questions

Hardware

Processor

Get amazing performance from the quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, which features four processor cores on a single chip. Choose the speed and processor you want.

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Processor

Memory

More memory (RAM) increases performance and enables your computer to perform faster and better. Choose additional 1600MHz DDR3 memory for your iMac.

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Memory

Storage

Configure your iMac with a large Serial ATA hard drive. Or choose flash storage for greater performance. Or get the best of both worlds and select Fusion Drive.

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Storage

Graphics

Your iMac features the latest NVIDIA graphics based on the Kepler architecture. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory comes standard for superior graphics performance. For even better graphics response, configure your iMac with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory.

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Graphics

Apple USB SuperDrive

Compact and convenient, the external Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your iMac with a single USB cable. It lets you install new software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.

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Apple USB SuperDrive

Mouse and Magic Trackpad

The wireless Magic Mouse — the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse — comes standard with your iMac. But if the look and feel of a Multi-Touch trackpad is more your thing, then choose to have Magic Trackpad shipped with your iMac instead, at no extra cost.

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Mouse and Magic Trackpad

Apple Keyboard and Documentation

The Apple Wireless Keyboard comes standard with your iMac. Its ultra-compact design saves space and lets you place your mouse comfortably next to your keyboard. Or you can choose the wired Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad. In addition, you can select the language of the keyboard and documentation.

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Pre-Installed Software

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X makes editing faster and more fluid than ever before. The Magnetic Timeline provides a flexible canvas that lets you focus on storytelling, and next-generation Multicam gives you unprecedented control when editing multicamera projects. Powerful media management tools including range-based keywords and Content Auto-Analysis let you quickly tag and filter your files.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
This version is a free update for current users of Final Cut Pro X.
Final Cut Pro X License Agreement

Final Cut Pro X

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X is an advanced music production application that gives you everything you need to create amazing music. Built around a modern new interface, Logic Pro X includes a massive library of sounds and plug-ins and a collection of features that make it easy to compose, record, edit, and mix professional-quality tracks. Use innovative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Smart Controls, and MIDI plug-ins to add creativity and polish to your sessions. And with Logic Remote, you can play and produce using your iPad from anywhere in the room.
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Logic Pro License Agreement

Logic Pro X

Service and Support

AppleCare Protection Plan

For up to three years from your computer's original purchase date, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you direct, one-stop access to Apple's award-winning telephone technical support for questions about Apple hardware, OS X, iLife, and iWork. And you get global repair coverage for your Mac — both parts and labor — through convenient service options.


We've even made it easy to enroll. In fact, you don't really have to do anything. When you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan with a new Mac, you'll be automatically registered in the plan. Shortly after your new Mac ships, we will mail you an AppleCare Welcome Packet, which includes your Proof of Coverage, as well as a Getting Started Guide with plan terms and conditions.

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AppleCare Protection Plan

One to One

One to One at the Apple Retail Store will help you do more than you ever thought possible with your new Mac. First, we’ll set up your email, transfer your photos, music, and other files, and show you how to keep everything in sync with iCloud. Then, we’ll work with you to create a curriculum tailored to your goals, learning style, and experience level.


One to One is just $99 for a full year and is available only at the time you buy a new Mac from the Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store.


Important: You will attend all your sessions at an Apple Retail Store, so make sure there’s a store near you. Search for Apple Retail Stores in your area.

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One to One

Accessories

Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10Gb/s each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a superfast 20Gb/s. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.

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Apple Thunderbolt Cable

Thunderbolt Optical Cable

Get the fastest transmission between Thunderbolt devices and your Mac with Thunderbolt Optical Cables by Corning. Their optic technology uses the brilliance of light to deliver high-volume HD video, audio, and other data over much greater distances than ordinary cables can handle.

Thunderbolt Optical Cable

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

Supporting the new Ultra HD (4K) standard, this adapter lets you connect your Mac equipped with Thunderbolt 2 to an Ultra HD television. It also delivers multi-channel digital audio output for detailed, room-filling sound. The slim design ensures full access to all the ports on your Mac.

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

Apple Battery Charger

Order the Apple Battery Charger with your new Mac and get an advanced charger along with six AA NiMH rechargeable batteries.

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Apple Battery Charger

External Thunderbolt Storage

Add high-speed external Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 storage to your Mac to experience the next generation of external storage performance. External Thunderbolt storage takes advantage of the 10Gb/s Thunderbolt interface or 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 interface and makes working with videos, photos, and all of your data lightning fast. Up to six external Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 storage devices can be daisy-chained to a single Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port, giving you the flexibility to add terabytes of high-speed storage to your Mac with a single cable.

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External Thunderbolt Storage

AirPort Time Capsule

AirPort Time Capsule is a wireless backup device that works automatically with Time Machine in OS X to create an easy-to-use, hassle-free backup solution. A 2TB or 3TB hard drive gives you the capacity and safety needed for reliably backing up your Mac computers. AirPort Time Capsule is also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with 802.11ac technology. So you can set up a high-speed wireless network and back up the Mac computers on your network. All with one device.

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AirPort Time Capsule

Apple TV

Apple TV is an entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and more. With up to 1080p HD capability, Apple TV gives you access to the best content—including popular movies, current TV shows, sporting events and, of course, your music and photos—right on your widescreen TV. And it works wirelessly from your Mac, as well as your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (via AirPlay). Its compact size makes it ideal for sitting neatly on a TV stand or squeezing into a crowded media cabinet. And when it’s not filling your living room with drama, romance, and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light.

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Apple TV

Airport

With AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme, it's easier than ever to set up and manage a secure wireless network. AirPort Express is recommended for apartment, smaller home or dorm. AirPort Extreme is recommended for larger home, office or classroom. Capable of delivering outstanding wireless performance, you get the fastest connection for each of your Wi-Fi devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Windows PC. They even offer a convenient guest networking feature and can also be used to extend the range of a wireless network already up-and-running. Both AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme allow you to print wirelessly to any printer connected to its standard USB port and setup is also a snap using either the assistant built into iOS or the Airport Utility for OSX.

Airport

Printers

Buy a printer with your Mac.

Complement your new Mac with a high-performance photo or all-in-one printer that also offers the convenience of AirPrint.

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Buy a printer with your Mac.