The Mac Matrix

Under Steve Jobs' leadership, Apple has developed a product matrix with desktop and portable computers for consumer, midrange, and professional use. This page summarizes the models that currently fill that matrix and their standard features.


DESKTOP

PORTABLE

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Mac mini

  • 2.3/2.5 GHz i5 or 2.7 GHz i7 processor
  • 2/4 GB memory, expands to 16 GB
  • 500 GB hard drive (2 in Server)
  • optional external SuperDrive
  • weight: 3.0 lb.
  • $599 plus keyboard, mouse, display

11" MacBook Air

  • 11.6" 1366 x 768
  • 1.7 GHz i5/2.0 GHz i7 processor
  • 4 GB memory (8 GB build-to-order)
  • 64/128 GB solid state drive
  • optional external SuperDrive
  • weight: 2.38/2.96 lb.
  • $999-1,099

13" MacBook Air

  • 13.3" 1440/900 display
  • 1.8 GHz i5/2.0 GHz i7 processor
  • 4/8 GB memory
  • 128/256 GB solid state drive
  • optional external SuperDrive
  • weight: 2.38/2.96 lb.
  • $1,199-1,499

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iMac

  • 21.5" 1920 x 1080 or 27" 2560 x 1440 display
  • 2.5/2.7/3.1 GHz Core i5, 2.8/3.2 i7 options
  • 4 GB memory, expands to 16 GB
  • 500 GB/1 TB hard drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DL
  • weight: 20.5/30.5 lb.
  • $1,199 to $1,999

13" MacBook Pro

  • 1280 x 800 display
  • 2.5 GHz i5/2.9 GHz i7
  • 4/8 GB of memory, expands to 16 GB
  • 500/750 GB hard drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DL
  • weight: 5.6 lb.
  • $1,199/$1,499

15" MacBook Pro

  • 1440 x 900 display
  • 2.3/2/6/2.7 GHz 4-core Core i7
  • 8 GB of memory, expands to 16 GB
  • 500/750 GB hard drive
  • 8x SuperDrive DL
  • weight: 5.6 lb.
  • $1,799 to $2,199

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Mac Pro

  • external display: any size
  • one 2.8/3.2/3.33 GHz or two 2.4 GHz 4-core Intel Xeon CPUs, two 2.66/2.93 GHz 6-core CPUs
  • 3/6 GB memory, expands to 16/32 GB
  • 640 GB hard drive standard, 4 bays
  • 18x SuperDrive DL
  • weight: 42 lb.
  • $2,499 and up, plus display

15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 2880 x 1400 display
  • 2.3/2.6/2.7 GHz 4-core Core i7
  • 8 GB of memory, expands to 16 GB
  • 256/512 GB SSD
  • no built-in SuperDrive
  • weight: 4.46 lb.
  • $2,199 to $2,499
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