It’s made from strong, beautiful materials like aluminium and glass. It comes with the latest technology — powerful processors, advanced graphics and fast memory. And it has features you won’t find on a PC. So from the outside in, a Mac is designed to be a better computer.
It’s designed to be a better computer.
When you buy a computer, you want it to last. And a Mac will. That’s because a Mac is designed and built to be as reliable as it is beautiful.
Designed to last.
A Mac is designed for a long, productive life. Apple designers and engineers spend countless hours ensuring that each Mac is precisely built — inside and out. From the down-to-the-micron fit of each internal component to the finish of the enclosure, every detail matters. Take MacBook Air, for example. Its unibody enclosure is machined from a solid block of aluminium. The result is a notebook that is thin and light, looks polished and refined, and feels strong and durable.
Born to perform.
To make a better computer, only quality components and materials will do. That’s why every Mac contains storage technology, memory, a graphics processor and even a power supply specifically chosen to give you the best performance possible. And materials like aluminium and glass keep all those high-performance components safe and sound.
Charge today and five years from today.
Getting a few hours of battery life from a notebook is good. But for a Mac, good isn’t good enough. On a single charge, you can get up to seven hours on every MacBook Pro model.1 That means you can power through a day of work or a day of classes without stopping to find the nearest power point. And the battery inside MacBook Pro can be recharged up to 1,000 times — good for about five years of typical usage.2
It’s packed with innovative features.
A Multi-Touch trackpad, a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse, and a built-in camera — just to name a few. On a Mac, innovation extends to features you might not expect.
The Multi-Touch trackpad on every Mac notebook transforms the way you interact with your documents, images and applications, making all you do more intuitive and direct. Use two fingers to move smoothly up and down a page with realistic rubber-band scrolling. Swipe with two fingers to flip through web pages, documents and more. Swipe with three fingers to flip through your full-screen apps. Double-tap with two fingers to quickly magnify a website, or pinch to zoom in and out of photos and web pages more precisely. Rotate an image with your fingertips. Swipe up with three fingers to see every open window on your Mac in Mission Control.
Wireless keyboard and wireless Magic Mouse.
iMac comes with the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse — the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse — for a beautifully clutter-free workspace.
Built-in FaceTime camera and mic.
Cleverly hidden behind the glass display of every iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Apple Thunderbolt Display is a built-in FaceTime HD camera and mic. Using the FaceTime app, you can make FaceTime video calls to other Intel-based Mac computers, iPad, iPhone 4 or later, or iPod touch.3 So you can stay in touch with friends and family no matter where they are.
MagSafe power connector.
Accidents happen. That’s why MacBook Pro and MacBook Air feature a MagSafe power connector that breaks cleanly away from the notebook if you trip over the power cord.
Ambient light sensor.
To conserve power and relieve eyestrain, a built-in ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the screen brightness on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac to suit the ambient light of whatever room you’re in. And it activates the backlit keyboard on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air so you can type with ease in low-light conditions.
Multi-Touch Trackpad Gestures
Tap to click
The entire trackpad is the button, so you have lots of space to click.
Perform right-click functions by clicking a corner of your trackpad.
Use two fingers to move up and down or across a page with inertial scrolling.
Pinch to zoom in and out of photos, increase font sizes in web pages and more.
the latest technology.
Fast Intel processors are standard on every Mac, so applications fly. Powerful graphics bring the latest 3D games to life. Ultrafast Thunderbolt connects you to a world of high-speed peripherals. And 802.11n Wi-Fi gives you fast wireless connectivity.
Get great performance from every Mac.
Every Mac comes with the latest technology. From the small-but-mighty Mac mini to the powerhouse Mac Pro, all are equipped with blazing-fast Intel processors, high-performance graphics and high-speed DDR3 memory. And OS X is custom-made to take advantage of every bit of that technology. So no matter which Mac you choose, you get superior performance for just about everything you do: managing your photos, editing video, even playing graphics-intensive 3D games.
Thunderbolt. A revolutionary I/O.
Ultrafast and ultraflexible, the Thunderbolt port features two 10-Gbps data channels for data transfer that’s up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Featured in new MacBook, iMac and Mac mini models, Thunderbolt offers unprecedented expansion capabilities for a new generation of high-performance peripherals.
Connect fast. Connect easy.
With a Mac, you can connect to the Internet fast, thanks to 802.11n Wi-Fi.4 Like everything else about a Mac, joining Wi-Fi networks couldn’t be simpler. If you’ve previously connected to a network, your Mac automatically logs you in so you can send email, surf the web or video chat. Have a phone, headset, keyboard or mouse with Bluetooth wireless technology? They all connect to your Mac using its built-in Bluetooth technology.
It’s designed with the environment in mind.
Apple is committed to designing products that have the least possible environmental impact. That’s why every Mac is energy-efficient, free of many harmful toxins and highly recyclable.
Because Apple designs both hardware and software, we can reduce our environmental footprint in ways others can’t. For starters, a highly efficient power supply reduces the amount of power wasted when bringing electricity from the wall to your Mac. Unlike a lot of PCs, a Mac uses energy-efficient hardware components that work hand in hand with the operating system to conserve power — even between keystrokes. The result: every Mac meets the strict energy efficiency requirements set by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program.
Fewer toxic substances.
Apple is always working to eliminate toxic substances in the Mac. And that’s by choice. We aren’t waiting for legislation to ban harmful substances like arsenic, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), mercury, phthalates and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). That’s why all Mac displays are mercury- and arsenic-free, and internal components are PVC- and BFR-free.
When a Mac reaches the end of its long life, the materials it’s made from — aluminium and glass for example — make it highly desirable to recyclers. And you can recycle your old computer for free when you buy a new Mac.