Macintosh or simply Mac is a brand name of personal computers which have been developed, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is an advanced version of the original Macintosh computer that was released by Apple in January 1984. Mac was the first commercially successful personal computer that featured a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a mouse in lieu of a command line interface. Apple consolidated its various desktop computer models and released the feature packed iMac computer in 1998. The unit registered extremely good sales around the world throughout the year.
Apple’s current models of Mac laptops operate on a x86 processor which is manufactured by Intel. These models come with a minimum 1GB of RAM memory. In April 2006, Apple announced the release of its Boot Camp software that allowed the users to install Windows XP operating system (OS) on their Macs. There has been a significant increase in the sale of Macs in recent times. Apple reported a sale of 2,164,000 Mac units in the last quarter of 2007.
Mac laptop’s hardware typically includes two data transfer ports, a Combo Drive and a GMA Graphics Card. The machine’s operating system enjoys a near absence of any malware or spyware as it operates on secured UNIX roots and has a comparatively small user base. Initially, the Mac’s hardware architecture was so closely tied to its operating system that it was almost impossible to boot an alternative OS into the Mac. Due to the release of third party visualization softwares like Crossover Mac, VMWare Fusion and Open Firmwares, the Macs are no longer limited to run just Mac operating systems.
Market research indicates that Apple draws its customer base from a higher income group. Higher income theoretically correlates with well educated social behaviours. This partially explains the Mac’s visibility within certain youthful and avant-garde societies. Latest models of 17′ Mac laptops are targeted at creative professionals and educational industries. The device has got wide acceptance in publishing and printing industries. This high performance device is available at leading leading online stores of the UK.
Source by Jayson Pablo