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1/1: Of Apple's current offering, which is your favorite Mac? Feel free to explain why in the comments.

iMac 782 (27.05%)
MacBook Air 561 (19.41%)
MacBook Pro 924 (31.96%)
Mac mini 188 (6.50%)
Mac Pro 436 (15.08%)
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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: xyglyx on Apr 26, '12 08:06:55AM

Color Classic. Of course.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: kirkmc on Apr 26, '12 08:23:16AM

Not fair, that's not in the list! :-)

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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: excarnate on Apr 26, '12 08:08:47AM

iMac, because of the 27" screen and the silence. I wish it was available with a matte display, but it matters less with the iMac than with portables.

I like the MacBook Air 11.6", but it isn't quality enough (screen sucks, limited ports, loses its mind if the battery runs all the way out, limited expansion, some things fixed on 2nd generation like backlit keyboard) and the big screen on the iMac is too important.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: rjmorita on Apr 26, '12 09:09:13AM

Mac Mini. Very small footprint yet powerful.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: mdwittenberg on Apr 26, '12 09:16:39AM

iMac. Set it and forget it.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: tersono on Apr 26, '12 09:20:12AM

Macbook Pro - specifically the 17" model. Powerful enough for use as a workhorse desktop replacement, but still easily portable. I'm on my third 17" Mac laptop and they suit my needs perfectly.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: mario_grgic on Apr 27, '12 10:15:27AM

I like 17'' MBP too (I use it when I'm away from my Mac Pro) but there is talk both Mac Pro and 17'' MBP being discontinued. That would make me abandon Apple altogether if true.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: astack on Apr 26, '12 09:52:29AM

I like the mac pro because the 2 hex-core chips sitting on my desktop are faster than the linux cluster I bought about five years ago. It's amazing how much you can do with that desktop. Very powerful. I also like the macbook air 13" - light weight, not slow, doesn't feel cramped.

Now if only Apple would stop screwing around and revert some of the sillier changes in Lion to the way every other version of OS X behaved, well I'd be a very happy camper. (Save as, not buggy window focus, OS decorations and icons that are easily visible, etc.)



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: fahirsch on Apr 26, '12 10:27:17AM

and the arrows at the end of scroll bars



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: jhaffner on Apr 26, '12 09:56:41AM

Mac IIci -- great workhorse, powerful for the time. Had the ability to pop open the box and easily put in memory or an expansion card. FAST!

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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: fyngyrz on Apr 26, '12 10:46:43AM

Mac pro. Mine is an 8 core Intel unit set up with six monitors and four TB class HDs. It is quiet, reliable, easy to upgrade, very fast, and put simply, there is nothing else in the line that can do what it can do.

If they had a midline model that could take a few video cards and at least two HDs, I might be interested in that. It remains to be seen how display-cards-on-thunderbolt-cables will work out, but frankly, I'm not very hopeful at this point.

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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: jhaffner on Apr 26, '12 11:09:02AM

OK, OK. I'll stay on topic. Mac mini.

I like the flexibility of being able to add my own monitor. It is small and powerful enough for most people's computing needs.

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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: wrwjpn on Apr 26, '12 02:58:02PM

MacBook Air is my go to machine. The SSD just makes everything seem so snappy. I have a Mac Mini which is really my home entertainment server, then my MacBook Pro is my photo editing machine, but I spend more time on my Air than any of my Macs. Hoping they put SSDs in the next MacBook Pros. Did I forget to mention that the Air is light and travels well, especially due to the lack of moving parts.

My 2 yens worth!



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: poenn on Apr 26, '12 02:59:36PM

The Cube!



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The Cube really was a beautiful Mac!!
Authored by: petersconsult on Apr 27, '12 07:48:09AM

The Cube really was a beautiful Mac!!
My boss had one; it had all the bugs of the time (intermittent shut-downs because of the excess heat; little cracks in the plastic near the screws; super-loud hard-drive that defeated the point of not having a fan...)

But it was, and, really, still is, such a beautiful machine!

Someone should create an upgrade with MacBook parts like an Intel MLB and a flash-drive....

Make it truly quiet, and fast...

Be Well,
Peter



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: Felix on Apr 26, '12 03:55:46PM

MBA. I'm on an airline flight nearly every week...that weight savings really adds up over time and the trim profile makes it the perfect carry. Everything I need in a travel laptop. Just wish it had built-in cellular connectivity like the iPad.



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Got to be Mac Pro
Authored by: doneitner on Apr 26, '12 04:23:37PM

Mac Pro just because it's the only expandable Mac. I've had eSATA in my Mac Pro for over a year using a PCIe card. Could also potentially add USB3 or Thunderbolt if cards are available. Plus I have 3 internal hard drives.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: StrawHousePig on Apr 26, '12 08:48:01PM

iMac. Posting from an i7 iMac, which is my first, but my favorite is still the G4 iMac. How out there was that thing?



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: Edgecrusherr on Apr 27, '12 05:03:27AM

I wanted to say the Mac Pro, as towers have always been my favorite Mac, but Apple hasn't made any effort to keep the starting price point under or around $2,000, they haven't updated the design in too long (or even at least speed bumped it), no USB 3, and no Thunderbolt options—it's missing lots of features that make hackintoshing seem so tempting.

So I went MacBook Pro, as I love my 13", and look forward to getting a 15" soon (screw Lion and Mt Lion, I'm getting a 15" 2011 MacBook Pro and putting Snow Leopard on it!)

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MacBook Pro 15" Hi-Res screen
Authored by: gabester on Apr 27, '12 01:01:50PM

I'll restrict my comment to the current offerings... I really like the 15" for its robustness and flexibility; it's portable enough, battery runs forever, you can play a DVD OR swap out the drive entirely and put in one of those drive trays and an SSD. You can upgrade the RAM to 16GB for a little more than $100. With the quad i7 it simply screams, and with the high res screen the only thing I'm missing are Thunderbolt peripherals to connect even greater storage inexpensively.
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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: Waffles on Apr 27, '12 09:02:35PM

MacBook Pro (15-inch):

I'm a student with a limited budget, so I only get one Mac at a time. The 15" MacBook Pro is the best choice for me because it strikes a good balance between portability and power. I'm a heavy user, so I go with the high-end 15" model (currently an early 2011 model with optional high-res matte display and 500 GB/7200 rpm HDD). I find the 17" MBP too large for convenient portability.



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Which is your favorite Mac?
Authored by: osxpounder on May 01, '12 02:01:49PM

I voted MacBook Pro, but I really wish I could say the Mac Pro on my desk were my favorite. I need it, and use it daily... and the next computer I replace it with will either be a Mac Pro or (if Apple abandon upgradeable desktop machines) a Windows PC. I need upgradeable & replaceable parts more than I need ease of use.

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