Why Do Our Customers Come Back to Us?

David Hardy

Today’s customers are very savvy. Gone are the days where you can have a shop where people visit to purchase the item they are looking for. The Internet has opened up a world for research, comparison and information for anyone looking to make a purchase. Therefore, to succeed, you have to offer more. What might this include?

What customers are looking for:

It is important to be able to offer competitive pricing. If clients know your company or have had experience in dealing with you before, they may pay a little more. However, generally, customers will shop around. Buying online generally offers customers a lot of power. They can visit different sites and make direct comparisons when buying refurbished Macs.

Another important element is customer service. This comes into play in so many ways including pre-sale, during the buying process and also aftersales. Customers want to be able to make contact quickly and easily. They don’t want hurdles or barriers when making contact. Questions need to be answered promptly. Finding a company with an open and helpful approach really is worth its weight in gold.

Further to this is the need for a warranty when buying from an online outlet. Yes, we have a shop where people can visit, but generally people are buying online now so aren’t able to visit our store. If people are slightly hesitant then a warranty can offer great levels of reassurance. All of our refurbished Macs come with a 12-month hardware warranty and nothing leaves our store until it has been checked, checked and checked again. When you buy your refurbished Apple Mac from us, you can do so with 100% confidence.

Overall, our team work hard to carefully consider all of these elements. And use them as their ethos for delivering an exceptional provision. Feel free to contact us today on 01625 415088. We aim to be your turnkey solution for all your refurbished Apple iMacs, refurbished MacBooks and Mac repairs. Get in touch today.

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Is a Refurbished Mac a Good Idea for my child?

David Hardy

Are you considering a refurbished Mac for your child? If you are in this position it is really important that you invest time into identifying the best option for them. It is more than likely that if your child is of an age where you are considering a Mac, that they will already have a phone. A huge percentage of children are so advanced at using Apple devices from such a young age. It is a different world to where we were a decade ago. Therefore, it is more than likely that they can already identify and work their way around a Mac with ease.

A refurbished Mac will offer a huge cost saving. We all worry about our children using expensive devices. As much as we do try to make sure they appreciate the value of the item, accidents do happen. There are comprehensive insurance policies that you can take out to protect this. Any investment into a Mac is worthwhile protecting and a refurbished model is no different. However, the cost saving can be vast when finding the best model.

Online safety is a huge concern for our children. It is something that we have all had to improve our awareness on. All Apple devices are well-equipped to offer assurance to worried parents. Parental controls are easily accessible and there are clear and concise guidelines on how to set this up. There are different levels of protection, and we are always on hand to offered advice in relation to this.

Which Refurbished Mac is best?

There is no one standard answer to this question. To find the best alternative we will first need details on how your child aims to use the device. Listening to this information allows our knowledgeable team to identify which device will work best. Furthermore, we remain on hand to offer an ongoing customer service. Call today on 01625 415088.

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Our overview of the Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019

David Hardy

One of our bestsellers is the 16-inch MacBook pro 2019, it's a brilliant, versatile machine suitable for a variety of uses and with a good sized screen for photo editing and video editing.

Take a look at our video below which highlights a few key points.


We always stock a number of these as they are so popular - take a look here.

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"I’m very pleased with my purchase of a MacBook, the product was as described & dispatched the next day after ordering. It arrived by courier & I was kept informed of expected delivery. From my experience I would recommend this company." - Kim

CheshireMacs are a reputable and trustworthy company. When it comes to quality of repair and our dedication to customer service, we are proud to say that our reputation for excellence precedes us. Our team specialise in the repair and sales of Apple products. We have over 20 years of experience to our name, we know exactly how to exceed our customers’ expectations.

All of our refurbished Macs come with a 12-month hardware warranty. Our refurbished Apple computers are all fully inspected and tested by our skilled technicians. This ensures quality and peace of mind.

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If you would like more advice on which Mac would best suit your needs, please don't hesitate to contact us - we have an online chat on the website, you can call us or email us, or if you're local drop in! We will always go above and beyond to make sure you receive the best possible service.



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Can You Use a MacBook for Gaming?

David Hardy

If you are considering using a MacBook for gaming, then we hope the following information is helpful. Apple MacBooks have a great reputation for their build quality. Furthermore, they are well-suited to many creative packages. Historically, gamers have generally used PCs. Whether these are more-standard models, or custom-built alternatives, they offer an incredible experience for gamers.

In times gone by, Macs had more rigidity in relation to not being able to upgrade their spec. Plus they did tend to be more expensive and some games were incompatible with macOS. Therefore, Apple really could not compete to offer a viable solution for those wanting to use Apple computers.

Fast forward to more recent years and the gaming industry has changed so much. It has come a long way and even the way in which people play games has altered. The popularity of online gaming has played a large role in this transformation. Furthermore, it has opened up an entire world of new players and interactivity.

Generally, the population of Apple users are steadfast in their use of Apple devices. They would ideally prefer to use Apple due to their functionality, usage and interconnectivity. Therefore this has forced the hand a little in persuading game developers to increase availability of games to Apple. A large majority of games are now supported by the Mac.

Would we Advise a MacBook for Gaming?

As with many things, there are certain factors to consider. Modern Macs are incredibly capable when it comes to gaming capabilities. They have carved the way for creative professions and set an industry standard. They also offer the versatility that you have the one device for all your needs. This offers great convenience if this is how you will use your device.

However, if you are solely using your device for gaming then it may be that a custom-built PC alternative is better suited. You will be able to design and upgrade different elements that will support your gaming needs. It is important to remember that although the market for this niche is vast, generally people are looking for multi-functional methods to complete all tasks and therefore would lean to a device that can support that.

Our advice to you is to always check the compatibility of your device to the games you are looking to play. A lot of information is available on the individual game websites. They will offer advice on what hardware is recommended and what is absolutely necessary to play the game. We are on hand to offer valuable information and advice in relation to which refurbished Mac will work best for your needs. Feel free to get in touch by calling 01625 415088.

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Photoshop - Which Macs Are Compatible?

David Hardy
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard tool for working with digital images of any kind.
Photoshop has a tremendous breadth of uses in various industries ranging from photographers to graphic artists. The program is so flexible, it is is used for both adjusting photographs and creating graphic elements.
We are often asked which Macs are suitable for use with Photoshop.
The minimum recommended specs for Macs are 8GB RAM, OS Big Sur or later (2014 onwards). Graphics Card - GPU with Metal support or
1.5 GB of GPU memory.
The recommended specs for heavy use are macOS Big Sur (version 11), 16 GB RAM or more and a Graphics Card with GPU with Metal support
4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater.
The storage for both is very much dependent on how many pictures you want to store but you can also get an external hard drive.
This means all of our 14, 15 and 16 inch MacBook Pro's, most of our 27 inch iMacs and the 21 inch iMacs from 2017 with 4K Display are compatible.
🔗 To head to our compatible Macs, click the link https://cheshiremacs.com/collections/photoshop
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“It has been a pleasure to deal with Dave at Cheshire Macs. His advice, professional knowledge and customer focused manner resulted in me purchasing a refurbished IMac 24". It was described as 'as new' and it was exactly that. In fact the only difference between it, and a brand new one, was about £700. Highly recommended for their honest approach, exemplary service, careful packing and prompt next day delivery. Thank you, I am very impressed.” - Pat

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Why Refurbished Macs are Better for the Environment

David Hardy

Refurbished Macs may be better for the environment. But the following information aims to look further into this to show you just how important it is to be aware of our footprint on the earth. Many of the older generations say that children live in a ‘throw away’ society. There are so many options available to us. Furthermore, new versions and updates are readily available which means upgrades are always an option.

A lot of marketing aims to home in on this fact. They try to plant the seed that you don’t want to miss out on all of the new technology. But how different can it really be? It is relatively unknown and completely depends on how you use your device. But rest assured we all get to that point where we feel we deserve an upgrade.

Can Refurbished Macs Help control Electronic Waste?

There is a well-publicised and well-known growing electronic waste problem. As more and more technology is available we are purchasing more and replacing more. Think of your home and just how many electronic devices are in there. What happens to all of these when the times comes that they have either broken or need replacing? The sad fact is that a huge amount ends up in landfill or being burned. As you can imagine this has a terrible effect on the environment.

While sadly we will never be in full control of this, there are measures that you can take to assist the process. Apple are making great effort to support the process of using more recycled and renewable materials. Why?

Apple devices need raw materials. Mining of these materials creates carbon emissions and demand on local ecosystems. Buying a refurbished Mac will completely bypass this. Apple have publicised that up to 91% of any devices’ carbon footprint comes from its initial production and transport. Raw materials and other manufactured materials may come from different areas before the items are transported Globally to meet demand.

Here are some interested facts, published by Apple:

  • 230 million iPhones, 71 million iPads and 20 million Mac and MacBook units were sold in 2020
  • It sold 110 million AirPods and 43 million Apple Watches in 2020

Refurbishing devices helps to make already made products last longer. It goes a long way to tackle overconsumption and allows people a really great alternative to purchasing new. Our skilled and friendly team are on hand to help with any questions you my have when buying refurbished tech. Call today on 01625 415088.

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