2 August 2013 by Permi Krishna
The best Apple desktops are Macintosh series of personal computers, popular known as Mac's, are being manufactured by Apple for homes, and educational and professional markets. Apple currently produces three models: Mac Mini, iMac and Mac Pro for compact, consumer and professional desktops respectively. Apple desktops work on Mac OS X.
Compact desktop usage got by using a Mac Mini, which is an entry level desktop computer model that comes without a display, a keyboard or a mouse. A Mac Mini uses components that are used in laptops which accounts for the smaller size. Apple markets Mac Mini with the phrase "buy your own display, keyboard, monitor (BYODKM)". This means you could connect your own desktop monitor to work with Mac Mini (compatible with almost any display with HDMI port). Supporting the flexibility to use your own hardware, such as monitor, Mac Mini's are designed for those who need to work on the desired Mac OS X operating system.
Mac Mini works on OS X Mountain Lion and uses the Intel Core i5 or the Intel Core i7 processor and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 internal memory. You have an option to choose Mac Mini with either a 500GB or 1TB hard disk drive or a 128GB Fusion Drive* (only with quad core Mac Mini's). Instead of 500GB or 1TB HDD, you could also opt for a flash storage up to 256 GB.
iMac's are all-in-one desktop models working on OS X Mountain Lion, aimed at consumer markets. iMac comes in two models of display sizes: 21.5" and 27" and these models work on entirely wireless hardware like keyboard and mouse; the mouse operates on intuitive multi-touch gestures. The latest iMac's have thinner 5 mm display screens with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and these screens provide the best viewing experience, as they are 75% less reflective. iMac's are well capable of handling high end games and videos using Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce 600 series graphic cards.
Apple's iMacs provide you 1TB hard disk drive storage(expandable up to 3TB) and have 8GB of internal memory (expandable up to 16GB). iMacs also support Fusion Drive and up to 768GB of flash storage.
Mac Pro is a professional workstation desktop which works on OS X Server using Intel Xeon processors having 4, 6 or 12 cores, used for fast and powerful performance.
*Fusion Drive is a technology developed by Apple for faster accessing of files from the data storage memory, which combines the hard drive and flash storage memory.
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