Serving the Mac community since 1985, and through the pandemic – last call Mojave Year End sale

Very grateful for all the support.  I’m settled in Australia for the forseeable future. No Covid here in Queensland but some further south…too much in Canada still.  August flyer is out – email if not received

Back in good stock ….popular 2015 Retinas up to 16 gig 2 TB …good screens and batteries. Standard ports, retina screens, upgradeable drive, flexible OS…very very popular.   13” as well tho very limited..

M1s MacMini, Airs iMacsand MacBook Pros arrived. Watch for bundles. iMacs on the horizon  but  realize these are all based around similar technology.

Apple's colorful new iMac looks back to go forward - CNET
New M1 iMacs in an array of colours – we have a couple available but most prefer the workspace of the 27″. 
No RAM upgrade available and of course no drive and starting with 256 which is useless given the price. Lovely and thin but pricey….same caveats, ..new chip, new OS, not upgradeable in any way…be careful. We have 27″ 2020 with upgradeable RAM for not much more.
We have some solid deals in Inel 21.5s with flexible OS, many with upgradeable RAM and drives… choose carefully.

Free Hot Deal Cliparts, Download Free Hot Deal Cliparts png images, Free  ClipArts on Clipart Library2020 M1 MacMini 8 512 with new 27” Philips $1290 – 3 only. 27″ 4k Version available.

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 One more thing… .The first ARM Macs are moving through the system but bleeding edge can be risky. Always talk to us. They are indeed a disturbance in the Force. Just be careful with OS and port limitation. There is an update for monitors on M1   https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos

Back in good stock ….popular 2015 Retinas up to 16 gig 2 TB …good screens and batteries. Standard ports, retina screens, upgradeable drive, flexible OS…very very popular.

Last Flyer is out..email if you did not get it. Big gun 2020 iMac in stock if you need even more power. Last of the desirable 2019 27″ iMacs …going, going …….


6251 
Geekbench 4 (MC):38745

We have a rapidly dimishing variety of 2019 iMacs which we think represent the best step up and we are looking for trades. No waiting on custom iMac configs.

Sharp deals on 16″ 13″ and 2015 15″ in stock

Magic of the 2019s. For those that want moderate power and easy backup.2019 27” hex core iMac with dual internal drives.More powerful than any previous generation iMac, extended Applecare+ to 2023, Gorgeous 5k screen and crazy fast blade 1 TB ( up to 3316 MB/s ) plus a 1 TB 7200 RPM back up drive internal.
We have 2020 5k 27” 8 core i7 in stock. Catalina only – no upgradeable drive 

2019 iMacs...- superb power and we take trades – these will run Mojave and allow drive upgrades. The 2020 do not. VERY comparable power to much more expensive iMac Pros and 7,1 MacPros…..far more upgradeable as well. No T2 chip on the 2019s unlike machines of similar or less power. Simply the best. Starting $2490 with 32 1 TB Fusion and Applecare + Back in stock but not for long

We have a popular unit with 2019 iMac 27″ 3.0 six core 32 gigs ram 1TB blade ( ridiculous speed ) and 1 TB 7200 internal for backup. $2880 Applecare+ to Aug 2023

5 year machines with 27” 4k monitor with 4 year warranty and colour accurate. New open box $3190   16″ MBP (2019) Touchbar 2.6 i7 hex 4.5 GHz Turbo Space Grey 16GB 2666 MHz 512 GB Flash RP 5300M 4GB Applecare + to Sept 2023 ( some may be less but all with AC+ to 2023 ) Compare at $3798

No waiting on high end 2019 configurations up to 128 gigs RAM and any drive combinations you would like up to 4TB SSD and 4 TB rotational together. Blade drives to 2 TB plus 4 TB rotational or SSD. This is why the Pro media users are buying the upper end i9 2019.

We think this is the best transition machine for many users while we wait out the M1 and Big Sur changes.

For home and light pro users these represent a 5+ year solution with a never in use 6 core with 16 gigs of RAM 1 TB Fusion and 3 year Applecare+ from $2290. Dual drive versions from $2490.

2017s do not represent any significant step up from 2015s, 2019s do. The 2019 outperforms any 2017.

This is last call if you want Mojave machines with long Applecare. Mini, iMac and a very few MacBook Pros with long warranties.

BIG SUR Caution “Apple has now addressed this issue in a new support document that provides instructions on what to do if ‌macOS Big Sur‌ can’t be installed on a 2013 or 2014 MacBook Pro machine. Apple suggests Mac owners experiencing these issues unplug external devices, attempt restarting, reset the SMC, and reset NVRAM or PRAM. From the support document:”

These will run Catalina only. Astonishing sound system.We will take some trades from 2012 and up …..desktops or laptops.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysRigNyavF4

2020s are nice machines but you cannot upgrade the drives and they have a T2 chip so be careful considering the deals on 8 gig 256 around. You are stuck with that drive …period full stop.

Big power – with 27” 4k monitor with 4 year warranty and colour accurate. New open box $3590.   16″ MBP (2019) Touchbar  2.4 i9 8-core 5.0 GHz Turbo Space Grey 16GB 2666 MHz 512 GB Flash RP 5300M 4GB GPU
Applecare + to Sept 2023 Compare at $4190

Many of you work from home and we are here to help out be it rental, purchase help or keeping it going. We have lots of machines that can be rented or purchased and can get them to you.  

Okay on Catalina? Fantastic deals on 16″ MacBook Pros…..6 and 8 core. Trades welcome. Catalina only. We have a range from 2.6 to 2.4 8 core. 8 core bundle with a colour correct 4k monitor and extended Applecare+ $3990

Need Mojave? We have one high power 15.4 left that will run Mojave .

Our everyday prices are always so good, it’s hard to come up with better deals This one is.

A fav 2013 iMac i7 21.5 iMac 16 gig 512 $990 – ssd config up to 4 TB available.

Back in stock 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. Tested it on Catalina and ran flawlessly.  
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 .$1290 Lower price with 500 SSD. Perfect for light 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 similar with 8 processing threads that’s a lot of ooomph. This will drive an additional monitor,  Geekbench 14159 that’s near on a par with every Quad i7 Apple, even the MacPro 6,1 3.7 which is 14426

We’ve got some very nice deals on the same 13″ powerhouse that I use. MacBook Pro 2.8 i7 quad – 3lb of power that easily drives my 2 HDR Screens. Runs Mojave too. Bundle with a 27″ 4k screen. Runs Mojave. 16 1 TB in stock…under $2k with remaining Applecare +/ One left

My first client from 35 years ago just snapped up one to go with his snazzy new Tesla which I got to drive. Very impressive.

Many are one only – but too many to list…have other outstanding deals….if you are in the market …this is the time to talk to us. I’m around all weekend and evenings through the week. 

Catalina – approach with some caution and make sure you have a full clone back up. Some new machines you have no choice – talk to us. It has improved …many clients successfully transitioned and I’m almost there.

2020 13″ MacBook Pros with the scissors KB ..while we consider the issue with the butterfly keyboards over blown ( except with 2016s) the new 13″ is quite nice tho slightly larger and heavier. We have stock and very agressive pricing.

Popular portables and family machines

Our best seller tho M1 Airs are gaining steam. -a few came in.

13” Retina MacBook Pro back in stock impossible to keep stock …more enroute .. 8 gig 256 from $990. Not many .  We are very low on these but have faster 512s at superb pricing. These hzave 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 …despite growing acceptance of the newer models….these remain very popular due to standard ports and drives easily upgraded to NVMe Just impossible to keep in stock …MacDoc warranty and support. We have a very wide range with exceptional value for the student or family on a budget. Now with 512, 1 and 2 TB drives. We are almost sold out We do have some 2.9s for about the same price point.

Catalina only. 13” Intel Airs with extendable Apple warranty starting $890

4k and 5k iMacs are just a treat to use. The screens are incredible. 500 nits britghtness. Your photos will look insanely good revealing details you’ve not even seen before. With the longest night approaching these incredible screens will brighten your day and your photos. Lovely for streaming as well. We just received a few more.

$990 for 4k 21.5  well equipped .  

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Price drop on a terrific 27” iMac – we really like this machine which is now down to consumer pricing levels. 27″ iMac 5k (L 2015) 4.0 i7 Quad 16 GB 1867 MHz 1 TB Fusion Radeon R9 M390 2 GB -Back in stock starting $1440 this week if you have a keyboard mouse.

Home or media Pro
The new MacMini is truly astonishing powerhouse. Geekbench 4 (MC): 24072  

  MacPro 2019 is Catalina only.

 8 core 2019 iMac. While suitable for some work, the 2019 MacPro lacks value. We strongly feel the the 2019 27″ iMac 8 core are far better value for money. See chart above.

MacPro 2019 some trades welcome. Before you jump. Read this https://www.macrumors.com/2019/12/17/mac-pro-geekbench-5-scores/

16″ MacBook Pro available. AND WE”VE GOT DEALS. Some trades welcome. This is Catalina only. Get desktop power to go. Many bundles available and superb savings all around

Acceptance of Thunderbolt 3 with 64 and even 128 RAM capacity on the newer models plus awesome performance is persuasive.

In stock  …the heart of a great audio rig . MacMini 3.2 i7 16 512 with 27” 4k monitor very limited stock

add the new OWC Thunder3 RAID Station ( now an OWC branded product ) see details below starting

Put your own drives in or a pair of SSDs or standard drives up to 32 TB ( 16 TB x 2 ) Special  OWC 8 TB Enterprise RAID $770  We are seeing lots of upgrades …..SSD prices are way down and the NVMe technology provides excellent gains in performance. Processor upgrades for 5,1 and 6,1 towers as well as RAM and drives for them –  NVMe drives rock. With the new machines mostly locked down for  upgrades the last non-USB-C generation are very attractive both for price and performance…..ease of use.  

We need Retina 2014-2015 trades ….good time to move forward to the delightful 2018, 2019 and even 2020 models with crazy bright screens and insanely fast drives.

15″ Retina 2014/2015 …they are very popular with their standard ports. Clients looking for large storage should consider these.  Most of our 2015 15″ are the desirable dual GPU. All recalls are done on ours and many with new batteries and some with new screens. There is lots of gotchas out there.

…we have Quad i7s with 16 1 TB now under $2k. That’s $1500 less than current machines…and they have standard ports. Some trades welcome.  Already have a 2014-2015 ?? NVMe drives gives you more speed AND space….up to 2 TB NVMe, Only a couple left.

4k and 5k iMac s are just a treat to use. The screens are incredible. 500 nits. Your photos will look insanely good revealing details you’ve not even seen before.  Starting $1770 for a 5k and $1290 for a 4k. Just in ….pro level 2015 i7 Quad 27″ 

We have a wide range right up to 2019 powerhouse that rivals a MacPro.

SSDs for pokey iMacs are a treat… we can install them.

Mojave and Catalina questions on 5,1 GPU …contact Peter peter@friendlygeek.ca

Zoom zoom ….2019 2.4. 8 core MacBook Pro ..well priced in stock with Applecare+ – crazy prices . thanks to the 16″ release. These will run Mojave …the 16″ will not.  2018 15.4 will run High Sierra.  Some trades welcome

Geekbench 4 (MC):28585

Breakthrough price on 6 core MacBook Pros with extended Applecare and 32 gigs of RAM – 2 only with the 560x GPU. no slouches either …don’t let the 2.2  fool you ….  not far off the 8 core  MacPro 6,1 in power.

Geekbench 4 (MC):21111

  We have more machines and more deals than listed here. New Flyer is out Aug 2021

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 RAM upgrades to 128. With flexible OS the MacPro 6,1 remains very cost effective – we have machines with Apple warranty at a wide variety of configurations. Easier connection with existing peripherals.    

Pro version with i7 6 core available Geekbench 4 (SC):5653 Geekbench 4 (MC):24072  !!!!

MIGHTY – Mac Mini M1 – astonishing value for money 8 gig 512 $980

Do you need more RAM ??? Nope

https://medium.com/macoclock/who-really-needs-16gb-in-their-m1-mac-f9f76c087577

https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/owc-envoy-pro-ex-thunderbolt-3

The heart of a great audio rig . Let us configure a studio for you.

Put your own drives in or a pair of SSDs or standard drives up to 32 TB ( 16 TB x 2 )

  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

6 core i5 and 8 core i9. Have a well priced 8 core  in stock …very big gun and a very civilized i5 Hex core that will outrun the previous generation Quad i7s.

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 We have incredible deals on these …..trades welcome

13” Road Warriors Quad Core i7s  – for the first time we can put a 13” in the Pro category with some serious processing behind it and only 3 LB!!! Geez I love this machine. …so light and so capable, insane 4.5 gHz TurboBoost. This is a thrilling machine. 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 2.8 i7 Quad  Space Grey 16 gig 2400 GHz 512 GB Flash Iris Plus 655  $2690

Popular portables. Always special consideration for students and families on a budget . Talk to us   Feature – one only   13” 2.9 8 256 Touchbar $1450 – our lowest cost Touchbar machine yet –  with remaining Applecare to Dec   15” 2.7 15” 16 512 Touchbar $1880 – our lowest cost Tbolt 3 15”  yet – 90 day warranty  ( additional Apple warranty may apply )

Touchbar 13″MBP (2019) 4xTB3 / 2.8 i5 Quad Space Grey 16 gig 2133MHz  1 TB Flash Intel+  655  this is a very quick machine. I use the same machine and it is a treat. Will run 2 x 27″ 4k monitors. Insanely fast drive. Some trades welcome.   Watch the design film   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVPRkcczXCY  We have a great choice . My set up ….2 x 4k HDR10 screens all powered by a Quad i7 13″.

  New from OWC Lower price on 12 core 6,1 upgrades …$690 installed.

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

Rent an iMac 8 core 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 $2490 lower price. – prices vary. 8, 10  and 12 core available.

Who we are
Supporting the Canadian Mac community since 1985!
We’re now into MacDoc’s 35th 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. Got to drive his new Tesla ( very nice ) and he treated himself to the delightful 13″ Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro.

Escaped to the Ends of the Earth March 23rd  and back again https://photos.app.goo.gl/dGrMmdwtE9z9yG7M7 check out photos.

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

3 Score and FOURTEEN 😀 ??? ….October will mark my 74th birthday, yeah some mornings it feels like it but on the open road with my pretty white Honda CB300F or travelling the 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 35 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.