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Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Wang

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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_28

28. Shopping for a New Mac

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Unlike other types of computers, a Mac holds its value and usefulness for years. Once you get a Mac, you won’t need a new one for a long time because Apple offers free regular OS X updates.

The only problem with free OS X upgrades is that they’re mostly designed to run on the latest hardware. That means over time, your Mac will simply lack the hardware necessary to take full advantage of the newest features in OS X. Eventually, the latest version of OS X stops supporting older hardware, which means you’re stuck with a Mac that is unable to adopt the newest version of OS X.

That’s when ...

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