9.7 iPad Pro 128 Wifi with Applecare to Feb 2019 for $880
Spring sale. Read carefully, some hidden gems in here. I’ll be back in Mississauga in a few days, staying put until 2018.
USB-C lite …hot deal on a current 12” MacBook 8 gig 512 …one only - some trades taken. So slim and elegant. Special pricing on matching OWC dock.
We consider the
5k iMac and Retina MacBook Pros are the best Macs EVER!
We are in our 31st year of working with the Canadian Mac community and can say that from experience.
David Is off to Australia for 3 months but staff are available..
PRICE 27" 3.3 gHz 5k iMacs almost gone just a handful left
Want a 2016 Retina?
The screen and drive speed will take your breath away. Bundle with monitor starts at $2770.
USB-C only on
2016 MacBook Pros presents a small challenge with some great
- 13” 2016 8 gig 240 flash with our demo 21.5" LG UltraFine and extended AppleCare $2770 -
One only - such a brilliant performer. With a single cable to the monitor that also charges the MacBook Pro this is a most elegant solution for the professional that appreciates Pro-level color and an incredible 2560 x 1440 companion screen and light weight to travel. For even more workspace and the monitor I use Dell 4k - same price of $2770 2 only. Available bundles on both the 4k LG and the 5k with 13” and 15” 2016 models. Save big.
Now for the good stuff…..there is a big time wow factor in these new MacBook Pros - happy to trade you up.
The 15” screen is spectacular with bright vivid colours…500 nits puts it on a par with the 5k iMac!.The 2015 Retina laptop screen was no slouch at 303 nits…the 2016 screen alone is worth the price of entry.
I'm finding the larger trackpad a bit hard to get used to. I don’t use gestures etc so much is lost on me.
The OLED bar is sensitive and easy to get used to. The backlit keys are a whole level up in looks and easy to adapt to. It is lighter than the 2015 tho 13” 2016 felt very light - almost like an Air.
The 2016 15” is a work of art .. Just looks and feels Pro. Gone is the backlit Apple logo. As with the 13” the drive speeds are insane. Battery long lasting if if smaller and charges really fast. Last but not least…the sound quality and fullness is incredible. Pop Netflix to full screen and get lost in the image clarity and sound field.
high prices tho has led to a rush on 2014s and 2015s - and
we have a very few left at excellent prices.
A variety of 2015 Retina MacBook Pro 15” new and open box. …some with warranty to 2019
15” MacBook Pro 2.8 i7 Quad 16 gig 1 TB SSD dual video cards
with Dell 4k monitor.
$3990 sealed machines. 2 only
Hot deals on 15" i7 Quads with 240
and 480 SSD ….1 and 2 TB SSDs and dual drives
15" MBP (E 2011) 2.0 i7 Quad 2.9GHz Turbo Glossy 8 gig 1600MHz 240 SSD $990
HD 6490M 256MB
15" MBP (M 2012) 2.3 i7 Quad 3.3GHz Turbo Glossy 8 GB 16000MHz 480 SSD $1390
GT 650M 512MB
17" MBP (E 2011) 2.2 i7 Quad HR-Glossy 8 gig 1333MHz 480 SSD $1390 HD 6750 1 gig
Our fav 2012 13" MacBook Pro
with USB 3.0 are back in stock at lower prices. These just
dropped off the Apple new site at $1349 a few weeks
On a budget?
15” MacBook Pros
starting at $590 …earlier models but still fine for use
…with 4 gigs 120 SSD.
Ideal for DJ or audio work 15” MacBook Pro i7 i7 Duo starting $790 awesome power for the price point. Will run 10.6.8 through current
- iMac and Mac Pro ..pro and advanced home user
iMac 21.5 3.1 i7
Quad Turbo boost to 3.9 gHz AND hyperthreading
for 8 processing threads
Dual Thunderbolt USB 3.0 GT650m discrete video maxxed RAM 8 gig 1 TB (not SSD) drive
model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit "Fourth Generation"
Intel Mobile Core i7 "Haswell" (4770S) processor with quad
cores (four independent processor cores on a single silicon
chip, each with one thread). Each core has a dedicated 256k
level 2 cache and all processor cores share a single 8 MB
level 3 cache. It also supports Turbo Boost 2.0 (up to 3.9
GHz) -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed
based on workload" (so if an application is only using one
of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed
of the core in use and turn off the unused cores) -- and
"Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize
eight total "cores" or "threads" (four real and four
Oh wow …6,1
big gun for less money - one only 8 core 32 512 -
Applecare to April 2020 with Dell 4k Monitor $4990.
This is an excellent choice for ProTools or Graphics users needing power and screen provides enormous Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution: Over 8 million pixels with four times the resolution of Full HD, plus wide color coverage at 99% sRGB
category - upper end MacPro
12 core 5,1 loaded and the prices have dropped on both the
3.33 Hex core with 12 processing threads and TurboBoost to
3.6 gHz. The crazy powerful 12 core ( 24 processing
threads ) now under $3k well configured. Upgrades from your
existing 5,1 machines in stock.
Here is why
they are popular - 90 % of the processing speed of a current
twelve core 2.7 starting 1/3 the price!!
21.5 2.5 i5 Quad iMacs starting $699- these are
terrific flexible machines that are fully upgradeable and
have Thunderbolt and can play movies at full HD
quality. These are very suitable for admin and light
Pro work both graphics and in particular audio as they are
Quad processors and can be easily upgraded to a variety of
drive and RAM configurations unlike the current sealed
machines. Starting $799
ALL OWC orders…please quote
the part number from the OWC site…our prices will be at par
taking exchange into account and we have many popular
products in stock - drive and RAM in particular. We can also
handle warranty in a very timely way. You can contact staff
directly at email@example.com for OWC orders.
prices are well down as are SSD and flash drive upgrades.
Never a better time to get new life from your current Mac.
Even processor upgrades for 4,1 and 5,1 MacPros offer superb
value for money. We can add SSDs to any iMac Aluminum even
Fusion drives to some.
older MacPro? Brilliant product from OWC...Accelsior S with
speeds to 550 mps - for previous generation MacPros ....480
for $325 • 1 TB for $525 2 TB available.
Our OWC prices are
at par with the US site when currency is taken into account.
We stock a large variety and if not in stock can have the
Special projects …monthly maintenance..mixed PC environments
Yes we RENT MACS
with ease...Backup is critical.
We are seeing too many drives failing in 2-3 year old
portables. Please backup
daily, we highly recommend having your drive scanned for
bad blocks. We'll do it for free with the purchase of
any backup drive.
WATER DAMAGE? call us immediately day or night. PULL THE POWER. DO NOT TRY AND RESTART. PULL BATTERY IF YOU CAN. Open it partially and flip it upside down and let it rest like this. CALL US 905-608-8588
Who we are
Thanks to all for
their support over the years ..send friends!
you missed it, the Apple Event of October 27th 2016 is here
(watch the video to get caught up). Macdoc has the new MacBook
Pros, if you come by you can even play with one at the office.
New MacBook Pro 15” is a beast ……and priced accordingly. USB-C ports only …..talk to us. There are lots of options available right now that may suite your needs better.
New batch of pre-orders for the OWC
3 Dock starting soon email
to be put on notification list.
OWC products - staff request for
To make our responses faster especially when I'm traveling please direct price/info requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
OLED is coming.
I've been waiting for this tech to mature
for a while. By an odd set of circumstances I ended up with a
55" LG 4k OLED that had some damage for a ridiculous price
So I thought I'd jump in as "early adopter - As one of the mags said reviewing the new Dell 30" OLED ....it's bringing an Imperial Battle Cruiser to a star fighter dog fight - yes it is simply that big a deal.
The question of Black is over...it is simply black...period full stop - this game is over .
Bright ...yep - off the wall - an Apple Thunderbolt display is excellent at 350 nits....the OLED is typically 540 up to 800!!!! - I had to knock it down a bit using it as a computer monitor on the Retina laptop
Colour accurate?? you bet ....just about perfect - Expect to see this technology roll out in laptops, iMacs and monitors very shortly. Processors might be in a pause but displays are about to take a huge jump forward. No question LED colour is very good on the better screens. This will be better across the board.
10.12 Sierra? Be careful, talk to one of us first. You cannot return to your previous OS. Not all machines can run Sierra, and there are video card restrictions too.
El Capitan. Using Yosemite? - do it but back up first. If you are coming from earlier than 10.8 - you need to upgrade to 10.8 first
Note all machines that will run Yosemite will run El Capitan which is out now but...BACK UP FIRST. We like the OS very much but each person has different requirements so tread carefully.
Flyers are to generate a conversation so we can identify your needs and a solution that fits your budget. It's not a grocery flyer. At times we will have some specific deals that are attractive but every person has different requirements - we retain our first pro client from 30 years ago as we meet his changing needs over time. The flyer serves to let you know of new things, things to watch out for, and sometimes specific deals that are attractive like the 21.5 i7 iMac - a total powerhouse for cheap. Primarily they are a start to a conversation.
PLEASE email any requests instead of phoning - with our sales volume and attention to specific needs plus variety of products we simply cannot do justice to your needs on a phone call. Upgrades and drives from OWC are best directed to email@example.com
MacDoc clients seem to want to keep me around for a while so plans are for another decade with me playing senior curmudgeon while staff prepare their coup down the road some ;-) Oz GF and I will be doing our escapes tho. :D
WE NEED TRADES - from 2009 forward (limited models) - fair value offered on your older Macs - save tax
Note - we do NOT sell iPhones
Who we are
Supporting the Mac community since 1985!
We're now in MacDoc's 31st year supporting the Canadian Mac Community and that mostly enjoyable occupation has been a central feature for the latter part of my 6 decades.
Just had coffee with my very first client from back then - still buying Macs from his favorite source and swapping family life tales.
MacDoc has been helping clients with Macs 30 years this November and we'd like to thank you all.
ALL sales queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- choosing a computer takes some time
and dialogue...please try and use a desktop or laptop rather
than an iPhone ...there is a lot of detail and information in
many of our replies and trying to do that on a tiny screen or by
phone is an exercise in frustration for us both. We're good at
this ...benefit from our 30 years in the Mac business.
Besides....we send cool pics
Please do NOT send sales question to the Admin@macdoc.com address
Admin@macdoc.com is purely for followup, shipping, RMA and technical install appointments. All questions regarding specific OWC products should be directed to Admin@macdoc.com for pricing and availability. Thanks.
Retina 27" iMac under $2k. recommended - Arrived - test drive it. Bring your high end photos . Note...10.10 only on the 5k iMac - base and i7 model in stock.
Set the 5k iMac up in the office and running some 4k stuff and my higher end photos. Glorious but the big surprise is the sound - big improvement. We have it set up beside the standard 2K Apple screen and the detail differences on hi-rez photos are obvious and delightful.
El Capitan? - backup and then try it...good work from Apple. Available on all qualifying machines from us. Do not try and jump from 10.6.8 directly to El Capitan....talk to us first.
Lots of fantastic deals.
There has never been such a lovely selection of high power MacPros, family and production iMacs and finally some 15" non-Retina as well as terrific deals on 15" Retinas some with long warranty. Let us help you choose and more and more people discover the thrill of a current Retina as their main machine. Trades welcome
cost effective batteries now for late
model ( up to 2012 ) MacBook Pros from $139
Bundle with new battery and 480 SSD $399 installed
Tilt Sale - we have a few perfectly good working MacPro 5,1 with bent handles. Get $150 off AND a year warranty on them - they rock....sometimes literally ;-) -
What's with the concentration on 15" Retina's? With the release of the current MacPro designed around 4K video editing and the emergence of cost effective Thunderbolt arrays...the Retina 15" replaces the MacPro towers for many users - basically anyone not doing 4k video. With support for 2 x 27" screens PLUS HDMi out and it's own wonderful Retina workspace the Retina 15" becomes a full production/desktop powerhouse that you can pick up and go.
Most power users will have a portable as well....we see the Retina 15" with a 27" monitor of your choice ( like a matte screen for designers ) a better and more flexible choice. Managing one machine is far easier and we recommend concentrating your tech dollars on a 15" Retina plus monitors as a better strategy. OR ..get real horsepower in an 8 or 12 core tower with fully open architecture and huge ability to upgrade and flexibility on OS choice and drive choices and monitor choices.
Why not the iMac? Updated Indeed why not now?? the current Retina iMac is a terrific machine. Ground breaking. The same caveats applies tho - not flexible on space and power as the previous generation MacPros are..but wow what a screen and state of the art in video card. Previous generation iMacs are now very good value - open architecture....easy to rig with SSDs
Monitors. Picked up a Dell 27" Ultrasharp for use in Australia and really enjoyed it. Superb value and quality imaging. Dell is offering some fine colour accurate iPS screens at superb pricing including a new U2414H unit with ultrathin bezel that allows almost seamless workspace the size of a 30" but with flexible arrangement for $600 or so. Lovely set of inputs as well.
24" and 27" Dell monitors on special and some exciting new models as well including 4k in stock.
The SSD & Flash revolution
from a pleased client.
Since I installed the Mercury Accelsior_E2 in my MacPro 5,1 it feels like I got a brand new CPU… everything is soooo much quicker! Opening, saving, copying files… Duplicating a 4GB file takes 10 sec. compared to 70 on a regular drive! I'd swear I upgraded the whole computer - who needs the new mac pro? I'm getting a Read/Write of 500-700 MB/s - so imagine all the time I save doing just about anything! Thanks to MacDoc for all your suggestions and quick response and helping me make the right decision again and again, for the past 10 years! Raymond - graphic designer
Changes we see coming
The move to 4K & 5K screens in the content creation space including iMacs which are here now at amazing prices - wait a bit on jumping to a 4k standalone screen. This has implications far beyond movie and TV streaming. It includes your family photos and videos. Talk to us. OLED will become mainstream soon promising spectacular screens for desktop and laptop.
The move to Thunderbolt 2.0. Maturing tech - lots of choices upcoming in particular from OWC. USB-C in the offing ....already in the ultra-slim MacBook and now many accessories coming. Look for this in the MacBook Pros later this year.
Best Line from the first non-computer oriented CES."until you need to get work done. Then you grab your Mac."..yup
MacPros late 2013 available to order and several in stock including some deals. We have RAM in stock.
Happy Birthday Macintosh -
30 + years - we're in our 30th now.
Touring machines. We have one current MacPro in stock for touring and setting up one Retina. Lovely design..internal SSD is blistering fast. Six core in the MacPro we think is the sweet spot as before and we have some in stock. We think you need to work with the new machines to appreciate their value and sometimes anticipate hiccups in your workflow.
Mac universe overview
Haswell Retina's - we were impressed with the drive speed of the big Retina a in the 700+ MB/s in either direction but we think the winner for value is the 13" Retina 8 gig 256 for those not doing heavy media production. Only $200 more than the Air this is a superior machine all around and with 1680x1050 resolution that's the same workspace as the discontinued classic Hi-res screens and it's anti-glare as well. The companion to this for those not doing upper media work - the 15" with Iris Pro is $400 more and offers the bigger screen and an i7 quad. If you can live with 256 drive space - either of these are good value. Just be a little careful jumping as this is a new processor and OS - these cannot boot Mountain Lion.
Yosemite??? oh yeah...we like.Make a clone backup and most of all talk to us before jumping in especially directly from 10.6.8 - We suggest Yosemite needs at least 4 gig RAM to perform well
New MacPros - Apple narrowed the market for the MacPro but the outcome is excellent for the previous gen machines, open architecture towers at the prices they should have been in the first place are being snapped up by savvy users. Superb prices on the MacPro towers up to 12 core. 2.93 8 core. We have a selection of drive RAM and video cards including CUDA supported. Currently f 2.4 and 2.93 8 core on special various configs 90% of the rendering speed of a 12 core at 1/2 the price
Best Sellers We continue to think the 2012 model MacBook Unibody represents outstanding value for a wide variety of uses. With the ability to upgrade to 16 gigs of RAM, any SSD or standard drive and outstanding battery life plus durability - there is nothing in Apple's current line up to compare for value. The 2.3 MacBook Pro with more power and enhanced features is
Current MacBook Airs. We like this category but not for everyone - talk to us. We expect a Retina Air 12" that might be an excellent machine.
Screen size versus resolution - because the 13" Retina is a smaller tho better screen - getting the 1680x1050 on it results in a smaller image - might be hard on some eyes. The same applies to the 13" Air. Work with us to get the correct screen for you.
Current MacBook Pros
- We adore the Retinas and approve of the open architecture of
the classics allowing dual drives. In the 13" we prefer the 2.9
i7 for performance and value
Previous gen - adding am SSD and/or RAM can transform them.
Current iMacs Impressed with the Retina screen - hoping for a standalone screen soon. Means great deals on the non-Retina.
Previous gen Aluminum iMacs
represent superb value and flexibility on OS and drive
configurations. For Admin work a 20" offers stunning performance
with an SSD as low as $599 with 4 gigs
of RAM. These same machines for family
use can go up to 2TB cost effectively for movies, music and all
those photos :D
FusionDrives - quite pleased - you must be on Mountain Lion or up and we can do one for you in a variety of machines as long as you are on Mountain Lion. Be careful using with large files as the speed is not there for large media use.
MacPros now and then
The MacPros might seem only for the heavy production situations after using them personally I'm pleased to see that there are distinct benefits for the the multi-tasking power user as well.
This is the first Mac that no matter what you throw at it - it does not bog or hesitate. Oh yeah - completely silent. The OS distributes the processing across the cores up to 24 processes at a time - brilliant.
You'll not regret it. Long term buy for the discerning Mac lover
Wanna know how much better an 8 Core Nehalem is over your 2.8 8 core previous gen? Email us..hint - 400% speed gain on AfterEffects...! 16 processing threads really!!! The Westmere even faster. Our current value champ is the 2.93 8 core - 90% of the processing of a 2.4 12 core.
We're now in our 30th year and we
remain dedicated to offering the widest choice to Mac users to
fit use and budget. We'll make your precious tech dollars go
These days personal and staff productivity is critical - $3 a day gets you $3,000 of productive horsepower.
What is your time worth, your staff's???........let us assess your needs ___________________________________________
Yes we do software
Call us for competitive prices on software and upgrades and we will make sure you get the right stuff for your needs and offer alternative solutions, we aren't just order takers at MacDoc - we're here to help your decisions. Software and licences both PC and Mac - our expertise and buying power can save you money on large purchases.
Yes we RENT MACS
Call us for competitive rates on short or near term rentals right up to full production suites. Ask about our innovative "guaranteed buy back" program for intermediate term situations.
Your Mac in for service?? We have special rates and quick response to emergencies.
Travelling? -We rent portables right up to full production MacBook Pros.
Schools we are EXTREMELY competitive on volume orders of monitors and educational software etc on all platforms. See what we can do - contact us with a quote to beat. You'll be pleased. Mac trades accepted.
CAUTION:We are seeing too many drives failing in 2-3 year old portables. Please backup daily, we highly recommend having your drive scanned for bad blocks. We'll do it for free with the purchase of any backup drive. Talk to us. Replacing the internal drive with larger, cooler running long warranty drives is worth doing as well.