Serving the Mac community since 1985, and through the pandemic

Oct Flyer is out..email if you did not get it.

Website is somewhat outdated for product.. We have a variety of 2019 iMacs which we think represent a very good step up and we are looking for trades. No waiting on custom iMac configs. Sharp deals on 16″

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 a very few 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.

Just in 2013 iMac i7 21.5 iMac 16 gig 512 $1290 – ssd config up to 4 TB available.

 We have an 8 gig 256 SSD version of this on for $990 ….
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 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. 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

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 some trades welcome

Popular portables and family machines

Our best seller. – we are pretty much sold out….have a few 2.9s left.

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.

For those wanting standard ports even lighter…2015 Airs in stock i5 and i7. Yes we have 2020 Airs in stock with extended Applecare+ Catalina only

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.

$1290 for 4k 21.5  well equipped .  

Disney+ looks wonderful. Have a big range and open to deal… We have a wide range right up to 2019 powerhouse that out powers a 6,1 MacPro and no waiting.  SSDs for pokey iMacs are a treat… we can install them. Late model iMacs too ….talk us about NVMe drive rocketry.  

No waiting on high end 2019 configurations up to 128 gigs RAM and any drive combinations you would like.

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 – sold out

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

for reference a black 8 core MacPro Geekbench 4 (MC): 21935 and just a hair under the 2.7 12 core. Plus you get the advantage of faster RAM and Thunderbolt 3

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.

  Long awaited MacPro released some trades welcome. Catalina only.  iMac Pro will make more sense for many and have more flex with the OS – so will the 8 core 2019 iMac. While suitable for some work we feel the iMac Pro and the 2019 27″ iMac 8 core are far better value for money until you get into the stratispheric rendering needs.

MacPro released 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.

Many more Thunderbolt 3 externals as well but be careful – they are not all very functional …we stick with OWC The new MacMini is truly astonishing powerhouse. Geekbench 4 (MC): 24072  !!!!for reference a black 8 core MacPro Geekbench 4 (MC): 21935 and just a hair under the 2.7 12 core. Plus you get the advantage of faster RAM and Thunderbolt 3. The Thunderbay Mini is a nice match with 6 core i7 MacMini.  

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 in progress

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.  eGPU options also available with Radeon 580 8 gB cards in stock.  

2012 MacPro 5,1 are still popular for audio clients.  Hex core and 12 core in stock well priced – prices are down …power still relevant. We offer machines well equipped 3.33 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. for more than twice the price. 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 32gb 2666MHz 512 Flash Intel UHD 630 some trades welcome 1 TB Flash machine in stock as well.   We have a wide variation of 2018 MacMinis and some with 1 TB flash in stock. Ask about monitor deals with this.   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

2019 iMacs...- superb power and we take trades – these will run Mojave and allow drive upgrades. The 2020 do not.

6 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

Special buy save big. 15″ 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  –

We have a limited number of new open box 15”  6 core 2018s with 27” 4k Monitors at excellent pricing. Lease to own available.

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 2.7 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.

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 / 2.4 i5 Quad Space Grey 8 gig 2133MHz  512 Flash Intel+  655  this is a very quick machine. Sealed. I use the i7 version of this 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″. 2020 13″ in stock and very nice …Catalina

  New from OWC Lower price on 12 core 6,1 upgrades …$990 installed.

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

iMacPro sold out … Godzilla is free… from $6990 with 128 1 TB SSD …some trades welcome. 64 gig available. 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 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 $3550 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 34th 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 almost thirteen 😀 ??? ….Oct will mark my 73rd 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 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.