See my Mac wish list.
Update: see the DoorBuster deals update.
Related note: I’m about to run short using 8TB hard drives—every photographer and videographer can use ample storage, and the OWC Thunderbay 4 is the best external storage unit I have ever used. Soon I’ll go to the 48TB Thunderbay 4 unit for my main storage; the 48TB unit has 4 X 12TB hard drives.
Right now, OWC has the Seagate 12TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5-inch HDD Helium for only $450, which is a great price for this humongous top-of-the-line drive. DIY folks can buy 4 of them and install in Thunderbay 4 case, which is an awesome deal. I do recommend SoftRAID however, even if not using RAID (running singly).
I already have 5 Thunderbay 4 units for main and backup storage (some always online, some offline away from computer). A Thunderbolt 3 version is coming soon and I will get an early review unit. LaCie has a 48TB Thunderbolt 3 solution, but those requires 6 or 12 drives, but that makes for a very large and heavy solution.
There are many discounted Macs to fit many needs, but my pro picks are in my Apple Mac wishlist. Be sure to click through for latest pricing.
- Fastest Mac you can buy today for most tasks: the 2017 iMac 5K (see review): top-end iMac 5K with 2TB SSD $200 off or top-end iMac 5K with 1TB SSD $200 off. Highly recommended, considering one myself for my Sprinter van setup.
- $200 off top-end Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Mid 2017, Space Gray) and similar configurations.
- $700 off Apple 15.4" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Space Gray)
- $1100 off Apple 2013 Mac Pro