11th April 2019

What Mac Do You Actually Need?

A hefty price tag attached to a device must mean it’s the best possible option for your business, right? Wrong. Even if others are raving about them, this doesn’t mean that the most high-end and expensive model is suitable for your needs. When it comes to the Mac, its value to your company isn’t determined by cost, but by its usability in your operations.

Join us as we detail the most important aspects to consider before you make your purchase, along with a comparison of the different Mac devices.

Retina display

This type of display allows for much crisper visuals, making it particularly beneficial for marketing and design agencies. The sharp appearance is created via the high pixel density. The majority of Apple products have this display built in.

There are various types of Retina display available. Any business that involves creativity will find value in the 21.5” iMac with its supercharged 4K retina display. This can be taken further with a 5K Retina display, available with the 27” iMac, which is also great for having a bigger magnitude for working.


Perhaps you don’t necessarily need an advanced display but require your device to be as fast as possible. One factor that affects speed is RAM. The 21.5” iMacs provide 8GB of RAM, whereas the 27.5” devices offer an upgrade of 8-16GB. There is also the iMac Pro 27” which boasts a total of 32GB.

If you require a portable device for your work, then the  15” MacBook Pros (which have 8 and 16GB respectively) are a great choice and for carrying a lightweight product around, you can choose a 13” MacBook Air, all supplying 8GB of RAM.


These are another feature that affect the speed of the Mac. All the MacBook Air devices have either a Dual Core 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz processor. For the standard 12” MacBook, you can pick one with an Intel Dual-Core m3 1.2GHz or an i5 1.3GHz processor.

MacBook Pros offer faster processors – varying from the Dual and Quad Core i5 2.3GHz ones that come with the 13” devices, to the Six Core i7 2.2GHz and 2.6GHz offered by the 15” MacBook Pros.

There are a few different options with the iMac. The 21.5” provides a Dual Core i5 2.3GHz, and the version of this device with the 4K Retina display supplies either a Quad Core i3 3.6GHz or Six Core i5 3.0GHz. Super speed can be achieved with a 27” iMac, with the range including the Six Core 3.0GHz and the 3.2GHz Eight Core Intel Xeon W processor.


Whilst speed is important for productivity, so is maximising on your business’ uptime. AppleCare for Business can assist, providing you with 24/7 telephone support. Not only will you be able to solve any issues and get your business back on its feet, but you’ll also benefit from three-year parts and labour hardware warranty.

With Lease Loop, we provide AppleCare for Business, as well as a temporary loan machine service to hardware warranty repairs, further minimising your company’s downtime. And leasing allows the cost to spread over a long period of time, meaning you can maintain a better cash flow.

We’ve helped many businesses balance their costs, including creative agencies like Impression who required higher-end models. Each company has different needs, and there are a variety of leasing options available to suit yours. To discover them, get in touch with our team today.