Note: I’m writing this column with the assumption that Apple does not plan to significantly alter the Mac lineup during its March 21st media event. Or at least there are no indications of such plans from the rumor sites, from the supply chains, or from the usual offenders when it comes to possible new products and services. So I feel reasonably confident that I’m right.
If you want to buy a new Mac, you’ll find a decent number of options. Not all the possible options compared to the Windows platform, but enough for most people to find their ideal personal computer. Despite the fact that Microsoft is making a big deal of it, a Mac with a touchscreen doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
In my case, I took a calculated risk back in 2009, and went from a Mac Pro to a 27-inch iMac, and found the perfect companion. A close friend bought a Mac mini and a cheap 19-inch display. That, to him, was computing bliss. He didn’t need anything more powerful to write email and hang out on his favorite sites.