Settled in Australia….Dax is off for a bit
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New flyer is out ….email for it ….web site is now updated ….

Dax has been off for 10 days and we are short staffed so please bear with us as we re-assign. For any communication for Dax  please CC me at macdoc@macdoc.com

Mojave questions on 5,1 GPU …see below or contact peter@friendlygeek.ca

We have more machines and more deals than listed here. New Flyer is being prepped. 
HOT!  MacPro 6,1 Processor Upgrades to 12 core …insanely good prices while supplies last.
We have drive upgrades to the new NVMe flash drives to 2 TB – double the drive speed and cost effective RAM upgrades,.
With flexible OS the MacPro 6,1 remains very cost effective – we have machines with Apple warranty at a wide variety of configurations.
Some with D700 video cards
Easier connection with existing peripherals.  eGPU options also available with Radeon 580 8 gB cards.

 

2012 MacPro 5,1 are still popular for audio clients. 
We offer machines well equipped up to 3.47 12 core with 96 gigs of RAM and 2 TB SSD drives on a an OWC Accelsior card
These machines clock in at 31,000 on Geekbench while an entry iMacPro costing at least double comes in at 33,000.
In addition you have the ability to add internal drives, a choice of upper end video cards if you wish

 

MIGHTY – Mac Mini (2018) 3.2 i7 Hex core 16gb 2666MHz 256GB Flash Intel UHD 630 with Dell P2415Q 4k monitor $1990
My daughter uses this monitor with her 2017 13” and adores it.
A Hex core high clock i7 hex core AND a 4k monitor at $2k!!!!   RAM to 64 gigs available. Geekbench 3 (64):24704
We have a wide variation of 2018 MacMinis and some with 1 TB flash arriving.
There are wide variations on RAM and drive. We prefer clients go with OWC NVMe technology in an external case for increased drive space without sacrificing any drive speed at all
https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-envoy-pro-ex-thunderbolt-3
We have an i5 version hex core even less and some full pro models with 64 gigs of RAM and larger drives. In your decision tho do not over look the Hex core laptops
OWC ThunderBlade is the ultimate working drive for media professionals. The newest model transfers up to 1TB of media in under four and half minutes! For creative professionals and prosumers who work with 4K and 8k video, ThunderBlade can mean the difference in staying under budget and on-schedule. ThunderBlade includes dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, so you can daisy-chain up to five additional drives. Plus, by connecting more than one ThunderBlade with SoftRAID, you can increase speeds up to 3800MB/s.
Up to 8 TB

 

New iMacs...it’s about time. analysis to follow.

8 core i9 nice, Vega 48 graphics available. Might fit okay under the iMacPro

 

In praise of Hex cores. 

We’ve always liked the hex cores for performance for the money and to see them come to laptops and Mac Minis is total treat. These things rock. With VEGA graphics available…zoom zoom

Special buy save $500. r15″ MBP (2018) Touchbar 2.6 i7 Hex 4.3 GHz Turbo Space Grey 16 gig 2400 GHz 1TB Flash Radeon Pro 560X 4GB  AppleCare+ to September 8, 2021  –

 

 

Feature Deals 2018  – 6 core power house – our pick ……Geekbench 4 (MC) 21264 AWESOME! Some trades welcome. We have a selection. Don’t discount the 2.2 6 core..it is a real powerhouse.

 

Retina 15″ MBP (2018) Touchbar 2.6 i7 Hex 4.3 GHz Turbo Silver 16 gig 2400 GHz 512 GB FlashRadeon Pro 560x 4 GB We are seeing some serious processing speeds.  $3590 with extended Applecare
…get a 50% processing bump over a 2017 15” and even more over the fastest 2014/2015. These hex core laptops rock.
   
We have a limited number of new open box 15”  6 core 2018s with 27” 4k Monitors at $3880

 

Mac Mini (2018) 3.2 i7 Hex core 16gb 2666MHz 256GB Flash Intel UHD 630 with Dell P2415Q 4k monitor $1990

My daughter uses this monitor with her 2017 13” and adores it.
A Hex core high clock i7 hex core AND a 4k monitor at $2k!!!!   RAM to 64 gigs available.
We have an i5 version hex core even less.

 

Popular portables.

Always special consideration for students and families on a budget . Talk to us

 

13” Road Warrior 2018 Quad Core i7  – for the first time we can put a 13” in the Pro category with some serious processing behind it and only 3 LB!!!

 

…so light and so capable, insane 4.5 gHz TurboBoost. This is a thrilling machine. – 2 only – Geekbench 17,519  !!! Big gun in a small package and the screen will take your breath away.
I’m using one in Australia and really have enjoyed it. First time I don’t miss the 15”…and the 13 is soooo light.
13″ MBP (2018) Touchbar 2.7 i7 Quad  Space Grey 16 gig 2400 GHz 512 GB Flash Iris Plus 655  $2690
Compare at $3249 – available with Applecare+ Add a 27” 4k monitor to this.

 

13″ Retina Air (2018) 1.6 i5 3.6 16GB 1600MHz 512GB Apple UHD Graphics 617 $1880 compare at $2239

 

2017/18 Thinner, lighter, smaller, astonishing screen add a Dell 4k to this for $440.
Watch the design film   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVPRkcczXCY  We have a great choice

Retina 13″MBP (2017) 2xTB3 / 2.5 i7 Dual Space Grey 16 gig 2133MHz 256 Flash Intel Iris 650
 one only –  this is a very quick machine. New open box  $1990
Sharp deals on 15” Retina i7 Quads with standard ports – new and off lease 

 

Fantastic value Retina 15″ MBP (M 2015) 2.8 i7 Quad 4.0GHz 16 Gig 1600MHz 512 GB Flash Iris Pro 1.5GB
Applecare to May 2020 $2880 Super machine for audio  – one left ..there will be no more

Rare dual GPU machine 15″ MBP (M 2015) 2.8 i7 Quad 4.0GHz TurboRetina 16 Gig 1600MHz 512 GB Flash R9 M370X 2GB

15″ MacBook Pro Retina  2014  2.2 i7 Quad 16 gigs RAM 512 PCi Flash
Geekbench 3 (64):14074  $1770 Our HOTTEST seller back in stock
also 2014 15 2.8 i7 1 TB version in stock $2390 …save $2k over current model – getting low…once they are gone….that’s all folks.
Sharp price and this is a very desirable configuration for audio …. almost gone.
Batteries for Retina laptops $220 installed with fast turnaround. 1 year warranty. Retina 13” and 15″ 2012 through 2015.

 

Popular 13” Retina MacBook Pro
8 gig 256 from $990. Not many .  We are very low on these but have faster 512s at superb pricing. These have gotten very popular lately including 15″ as well …. One of my competitors came in today and said why are you selling them so cheap?….I said ..because we can. We chase these machines all over the continent and pass the savings along and of course …
MacDoc warranty and support. We have a very wide range with exceptional value for the student or family on a budget.

 

Earlier MacBook Airs back in stock

Light machine …excellent power  MacBook Air  2.2 i7 8 gig 512  $1290 2 only left ..

with i7 processors these are capable of light pro work – we have 2015s 2.2 i7 8 gig 256 for $1170 • 2014 i7s 8 256 for $1050

 

Our perennial best seller.  2012 MacBook Pros….don’t be fooled by the model year
These just dropped off the Apple site at $1349 Oct 2016
Our fav 2012 13″ MacBook Pro, off lease with USB 3.0 are back in stock at lower prices. starting $790 with warranty.
Specials. 8 gigs of RAM and 1 TB 7200 drive $944  or 8 gigs 240 SSD $977 These are suitable for light Pro work especially in audio and are very upgradeable. Includes optical drive. Backlit keyboard.
Just in 4 gig 120 SSD $770 ..lower price …
In stock 2.9 i7 version ….wicked good deal on the i7 version of these popular machines.  13” MacBook Pro 2.9 i7 8 gig 500 SSD with DVD $1190 These tough and versatile machines can handle 16 gigs of RAM and dual drives…..starting $990 with 8 gigs 1 TB 7200 drive ….ideal DJ machine or light media creation.  Astonishing Turboboost to 3.6 gHz.  Upgrade to 16s for $70 as my 71st birthday deal…
Pro gear
Clients move up in power and features …28% up last quarter year over year! 
We are pleasantly surprised at the number of clients moving up to more powerful machines and we have options without breaking the bank.
With our increased volume we are pleased to welcome a calm and personable new staff Peter Glen

 

Okay you’ve graduated to the Mac big leagues . now what??

iMacPro … Godzilla is free… from $6490 with 64 1 TB SSD …some trades welcome  Machine with 128 gigs in stock as well.
It’s a power house! I’ve never truly felt like I’ve had enough power to let my imagination run wild. I think that’s finally changed.  from a happy user

 

Hey there, we have it setup and running DaVinci Resolve. It’s whipping through this footage and not breaking a sweat at 24-28fps (Red RAW UHD) vs our 12-13 on a 12 core 2010 Mac Pro. Making a huge difference so far! System is super fluid even while this is running. Able to open and launch other programs no problem while rendering out. And whisper quiet the whole time. Definitely considering one of these for my own rig! Really impressed so far.

Shawn Gerrard
Post-Production Supervisor

Rent an iMac Pro or 12 Core MacPro to get that project finished

MacPro 6,1– Our source for these current model MacPros at sharp prices has dried up …still a very few left.
BUT  we have some amazing prices on 10 core and 12 core upgrades ….
Big gun for less money  –   MacPro 3.5 6 core 32 gig 512 D500s with 27″ 4K monitor $3770. lower price
or new twin 24”s Dells 16:10 colour accurate – prices vary. 8, 10  and 12 core available

 

Special purchase • these will run Sierra – 2018s will not. only 2 left of each

2017 Apple MacBook Pro 15″  with extendable Apple warranty …some with extended in place
3.1GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory • 512GB SSD storage
Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB memory • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Backlit Keyboard – US English • Matching OWC Travel Dock $59 with purchase  $2990 lower price new open box with extendable Apple warranty

 

15” 2.9 Quad i7 versions available with extended Applecare….amazing price points….
2017 MacBook Pro 15″ 3.1 i7 Quad 16 512 4gb 560 GPU  and LG 27″ 4k monitor …insane deal $3450 – lower price. Special bundle
I use this combo on my own desk plus another 50″ 4k screen…just a joy. 2.9 available with extended Applecare 2 only
Lovely combo deals for those that want work space the 4k monitor provides and small travel weight of the 13″ USB-C MacBook Pro. Applecare + means you are covered for accidental damage for a limited amount out of pocket. Both screens will take your breath away – For superb workspace ...take 2 LGs with the 3.1 2017s for $3880.
Add a matching OWC Travel Dock for $59 with any USB-C laptop
5k iMac deals all with 32 gigs and big drives starting $1990
i7 4.0 available.’
Absolutely off the wall..performance.  Killer configuration for low cost – in stock These are fine family machines but will not let you down if you want to take your work home.
 
2013 iMac 21.5  3.1 i7 Quad  Turbo boost to 3.9 gHz  AND hyperthreading for 8 processing threads
Dual Thunderbolt USB 3.0 GT750m 1 GB  discrete video card 16 gig  RAM 500 SSD .$1330 Lower price
Perfect for Pro audio or almost anything else and many prefer dual smaller monitors and that is easy with this model. Far and away the most horsepower for the money of anything around. with 8 processing threads that’s a lot of ooomph
Geekbench 14159 that’s near on a par with every current Quad i7 Apple offers even the MacPro 3.7 which is 14426
Big Screen …Pro level performance 27″ iMac (Late 2013) 3.5 i7 Quad 16GB 1600MHz 1TB SSD GTX 780M 4GB  Geekbench 3 (64): 14673  $1880!!
The power house that Apple cancelled. …special buy 2.3 i7 Quad 16 gig 500 SSD $990.
Add a new colour correct Pro level Dell 16:10 24” for $290
In 2013 Apple discontinued the MacMini Quad Core i7s. They were outperforming many more expensive machines….and still do.
WIth dual drive capacity ….these are terrific machines for audio work. See comparison with current models below.
The new models are attractive but you cannot upgrade the drives and there is still USB-C to deal with and Mojave only on 2018 MacMini.
 Just in rare 2.6 i7 Quad Geekbench 3 (64):12567 !!
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The Cheese Grater MacPros ….,Can’t keep them in stock- huge power- 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 ) Lower price
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!!
And we have a 3.33 6 core and 12 core in stock for even more power at new lower prices
Popular MacPro 3.33 hex core ( 12 processing threads) 12 gig RAM 250 SSD boot 2 TB enterprise level media drive with new color accurate Dell Ultrasharp 16:10 monitor.
back in stock – 12 core 3.33 and 3.47 …competitive pricing.
available without monitor and other configs…..email  Lower price on hex and 12 core.
Already have a 4,1 or 5,1 MacPro tower??? Talk to us about processor, ram and drive upgrades as well as video cards. For heavy lifting we have in stock MacPro 5,1 3.33 12 core ….most powerful of all the Macs short of the current 6,1 12 core that costs way way more money. Take your so-so 5,1 8 core to big dog 3.33 12 core .  Choice of video cards, RAM and drive to meet your needs. Blistering fast Acelsior cards and cost effective GTX video cards offering outstanding performance. We are seeing most ProTool 12 users adopting the 12 core 5,1. Talk to us as our advice will change depending on your future goals,
Visit OWC https://eshop.macsales.com for current stock and prices .
We are on par for price ( or less ) when exchange is considered.
There are lots of Thunderbolt 3.0 peripherals available including a 6 bay Thunderbay ThunderBolt 3.0 check them out https://www.owcdigital.com/nab2017
your contact for OWC products and upgrades is Dax …dax@macdoc.com

Who we are
Supporting the Canadian Mac community since 1985!
We’re now into MacDoc’s 33rd year supporting the Canadian Mac Community and that mostly enjoyable occupation has been a central feature for the latter part of my 7 decades.
Had coffee with my very first client from back then – still buying Macs from his favourite source and swapping family life tales.

Thanks to all for their support over the years ..send friends!

3 Score and eleven 😀 ??? ….Oct marked my 71st birthday yeah some mornings it feels like it but on the open road with my pretty new red Honda CB500x or travelling the Scottish backroads with my Australian partner, it remains a very satisfying run. Nearly half that span I’ve been in the Mac biz and still have my first client from 33 years ago. From the FatMac to to an SE30 with fangs, the 6100AV and the Bondi Blue iMac and the “weaponized G4” that put Apple back on track it’s been exciting. Today’s Macs are breathtaking and tho Steve is missed Apple’s design team brings us amazing tools that are a pleasure to use. Thanks for all those years supporting MacDoc….a few more to come then and then I’ll bow out slowly and let a new generation continue. Send Friends