Our cover story is a look at which Mac is right for you. Six of our writers check out the pros and cons of MacBooks, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, the Mac mini, iMacs and Mac Pros – if you’re in the market for a new Mac, we’ve done your homework for you.
Also, it’s back to school time (Boo! Hiss!!), which means it’s also time to consider tech to make your studies easier or better. Adam Turner takes us through everything from computers and monitors to note-taking and mobile broadband.
The Lab Test this month is on portable storage – something we know our readers love to hear about. Anthony Caruana checks out small hard drives from LaCie, Verbatim, Seagate, WD, NewerTech and Hitachi.
Anthony has also written a step-by-step guide to upgrading a MacBook Pro’s hard-drive to solid state (SSD), a relatively easy process using an OWC kit which includes the SSD drive, tools and even an enclosure so you can use the original drive for backup.
Rounding out the mag are a varied and hugely helpful collection of columns, help, tips, cool gadgets and reviews for both your Mac and your iOS gear – including a look at the new Avid Pro Tools SE hardware bundles by our Business Development Manager Tara Brady, who just happens to be a qualified audio engineer.