A look back at the last quarter century of creative technology

A look back at the last quarter century of creative technology

We’re celebrating our 25th year providing products that help everyone from studio managers to graphic designers to video producers stay productive and creative. As part of the festivities, we’re going retro and taking the plunge into a nostalgia pool filled with Zip drives, beige Power Macs, primitive social networks, old school design apps and more! 

Creation and innovation can be a tough business, but it’s worth it. A quarter century of hard work has led to countless milestone moments and tech developments. See for yourself how far we’ve come…

1992

– Roger Whittle founds Jigsaw24. The colour orange is never the same again.

– Animation gains a new dimension as classic horror game Alone in the Dark introduces us all to the joys of 3D polygon character animation, traumatising at least one member of the team so badly that they give up gaming forever.

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– Neil Papworth wishes Richard Jarvis “Merry Christmas” in the first ever SMS message.

1993

– The PDF is born (this may well be the least cool entry on the list, but the ‘compare document’ feature in the latest version of Acrobat DC is a lifesaver, and the new editing toolkit is properly brilliant).

– The internet is born. Cats everywhere shudder but don’t know why…

– NVIDIA is founded; gamers swear by their high-powered GPUs to this day.

1994

– American telecoms company AT&T run the first ever internet ad banner campaign. A single bead of sweat trickles down the forehead of every person working in the print business.

– Photoshop 3.0 is released and introduces the world to layers.

– Iomega’s Zip drive is released.

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– Apple launch their ‘Serious Business Computer’ ad, which we strongly urge you to watch:

1995

– JavaScript is released. Jamie, our Web Designer, says “JavaScript is crucial to web and non-web projects and it’s hard to imagine working without it. But the range of libraries can be baffling, so I prefer React and Angular.”

– Sony releases the first PlayStation, beginning an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency in children.

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– Coca-Cola’s iconic Christmas truck advert airs for the first time. All together now: “Holidays are coming, holidays are coming…”

1996

– The first CSS specification is published.

1997

– Apple encourage us to Think Different for the first time; science responds by cloning Dolly the sheep.

– IBM’s Deep Blue defeats chess champ Garry Kasparov. We know we’re not an IBM outfit, but credit where it’s due.

– Google domain name is registered. We could not have compiled this list without it, so feel compelled to include it.

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1998

– Wacom release the first Intuos tablet. There is much rejoicing. Graphic Designer Liana says “I remember getting my first job and being amazed by Wacom. I’d spent all of my time at uni huddled over an 11” MacBook, trying to do everything on the Touchpad, which obviously has nothing on a nice big Wacom.”

– First ever Google Doodle. Bit rubbish, to be honest.

– HDTV is introduced. Everyone becomes picture quality snobs.

1999

– The mighty Nikon D1 becomes the first DSLR to challenge the market supremacy of film cameras.

– Budweiser asks “Wassup?”

2000

– Post-apocalyptic horrors promised during the Y2K Panic fail to materialise.

– Everyone buys a Nokia 3310.

– Sony launches PlayStation 2, the best-selling video game console ever.

2001

– Apple launch iTunes and OS X, ushering us into the modern era of Mac.

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– Microsoft remove that Paperclip thing from Office. It is not missed.

– Wikipedia is launched. Students everywhere are elated, and nobody wins an internet debate ever again.

2002

– InDesign becomes the first ever Mac-native desktop publishing tool.

– Gartner calculate that one billion personal computers have been sold since their arrival in the 70s.

2003

– The first ever Creative Suite is released, including the all-new Premiere Pro.

– The Dalsa Origin becomes the first commercially available 4K camera.

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– Skype is launched, making video conferencing several thousand times easier.

2004

– Facebook beings its journey to world domination. People Poke each other.

– MySpace arrives, and manages to trick a generation of teenagers into learning HTML by letting you customise your profile.

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– Motorola release the Razr V3 flip phone. It’s really thin.

2005

– Adobe launch Creative Suite 2, featuring Smart Objects.

– The first YouTube video is released. Elephants’ trunks are really cool.

– Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle becomes the first film released on Blu-ray.

2006

– The .gif standard becomes freely available, making written language obsolete and neatly dividing the world into gifsayers and jifsayers.

– Jack Dorsey sends the first ever tweet (and is too edgy for vowels):

2007

– iPhone arrives, and promptly shifts 1.4 million units in its first year.

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– CS3 arrives, meaning you can finally use Photoshop on a modern Mac without having to go through Rosetta.

– Cadbury rehabilitate Phil Collins’ image with their classic drumming gorilla ad, which none of us can believe is really ten years old.

2008

– Nikon’s D90 is the first DSLR to introduce video recording.

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– Artist Shepard Fairey creates the iconic Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster.

2009

– James Cameron’s Avatar becomes the highest-grossing film of all time.

– Microsoft launches Windows 7, sealing the fate of Vista.

2010

– iPad is released.

– The first commercially available jet pack is launched.

2011

– Adobe introduce Content-Aware tools.

– Wacom introduce the Cintiq 24HD. It weighs as much as a not-so-small child, but we all want one anyway.

– The number of Apple devices sold in this one year is larger than the total number of Macs sold ever. We imagine a lot of people spent this year frantically working out how to make their website responsive.

– Steve Jobs passes away aged 56.

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2012

– The final boxed version of Creative Suite, CS6, is released, which we mention only because our marketing team won a prize for their campaign and have been insufferable ever since.

– Jony Ive gets a knighthood; rumour has it he commented witheringly on the maximalist design of the medal.

– The Hobbit is the first movie filmed at 48 fps. Viewers suffer eyestrain.

– The world doesn’t end. In your face, Mayans.

2013

– Kenneth Grange scores a knighthood, joining Ive as Britain’s most decorated designer.

– Adobe launch Creative Cloud.

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– Film Gravity uses the most complex lighting setup in film history, using a custom-built light box with 1.8 million high-powered LEDs to film zero-gravity footage.

2014

– YouTube announce that they receive 100 hours of new video content per minute.

2015

– Windows 10 is launched, if you’re into that sort of thing.

2016

– Mobile browsing overtakes desktop for the first time.

– Harambe the gorilla dies and is memorialised forever in meme form.

2017

– Carter Wilkinson makes a plea to Wendy’s for a year’s worth of free chicken nuggets. It becomes the most retweeted tweet of all time, currently standing at over 3.5 million.

– Twitter shut down online video service Vine. At least it lasted longer than its videos.

– Jigsaw24 turn 25; immediately has crisis about logo.

If you’d like to find out more about about contemporary creative kit, give us a call on 03332 400 888, email sales@Jigsaw24.com or pop your details in the form below. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

How we can help your business upgrade to macOS Sierra

How we can help your business upgrade to macOS Sierra

If you’re thinking about upgrading your Macs to macOS Sierra, you’ve probably got a few questions about how the process will impact on your business, as well as your existing IT and network setups. 

Our ‘how to upgrade’ article touched on the importance of ensuring your Mac end users are all working on the same version of macOS, plus a few of the things to bear in mind before making the jump to the latest iteration of macOS.

Below, we’ve included three FAQs that should give you an idea of how we can help make your upgrade to macOS Sierra as smooth as possible…

“We’ve just purchased an expensive new server, but it doesn’t gel with our Apple estate – can you get it working?”

To accompany your upgrade to macOS Sierra, we think it’s a good idea to have your Macs operating on the same server as your other machines. That way, you can ensure the same level of supervision over your Apple devices as other, non-Apple computers on your network. Luckily, we’ve had a lot of practice providing a consistent native experience for macOS users operating on any server. We do this by utilising built-in features like Spotlight and extended file attributes against non-Apple file servers, including Windows, Linux and Solaris.

Using 802.1x certificates (that authenticate machines being integrated into an organisation’s network), we enable macOS Sierra clients to automatically join secure wired/wireless networks just as easily as their Windows counterparts. We can also facilitate SSO (single sign-on) for your organisation’s proxy servers and internal web applications, and provide standard integration for macOS computers into Microsoft’s Active Directory, which verifies and permits all machines operating on a Windows-based network.

“We have rogue Macs on our network – how can we bring them under our control?”

Effective device management tools are a good place to start. They can can be a real help when deploying macOS updates across your Apple estate, and allow administrators to see exactly what models their end users are working on, as well as the version of macOS their systems are running.

Once admins understand the hardware and software they’re working with, they can scope update rollouts accordingly. They can even issue system commands to automatically download and install macOS upgrades (requiring zero user interaction or administrative privileges), distribute the install application via an internal software catalogue where users can access the update themselves, or cache the installation on users’ Macs and create a system policy to automate the update.

Our Mac management solutions are scalable, so whether you’re handling a single macOS client or a thousand, we can advise on the entire system management cycle and adjust our solutions depending on your requirements. We’ll help you utilise Mac management tools to automate the macOS Sierra update process across your entire Apple estate, so you don’t have to worry about manually upgrading them one by one.

“What kind of support is available to help us upgrade to macOS Sierra?”

We can carry out Sierra upgrades for machines running OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion, including ‘clean starts’ – we’ll totally wipe your Macs, giving end users a completely fresh experience when starting out with macOS Sierra.

We’ll work with you to develop an upgrade roadmap and hammer out a strategy for your upcoming update rollout. And if you’re looking for a hand with backup automation and user data restoration to ensure data continuity, our expert team will make sure you’re fully equipped to take on any problems that may arise when you make the transition to Sierra. We can even loan you hardware to support the upgrade process, including backup servers to help keep your data secure while you make the switchover.

Want to know more about Apple and managed devices? Give us a call on 03332 409 306, email sales@Jigsaw24.com or pop your details in the form below. For all the latest news and reviews, follow us on Twitter @WeAreJigsaw24 and ‘like’ us on Facebook.

Here’s why you need NewTek’s IP Series Studio Input Module

Here’s why you need NewTek’s IP Series Studio Input Module

If you’re already on board with NewTek or are looking to streamline your live production workflow, the IP Series Studio Input Module is one bit of tech you don’t want to go without. 

The Studio Input Module offers up seamless expansion of your current TriCaster production capabilities. Whether you’re sticking with SDI or you’re taking those IP workflow baby steps, you’ll be pleased to hear that it adds four SDI inputs, four NDI inputs or a combination of the two to your existing TriCaster setup, as well as a single return feed/output.

Combining SDI compatibility with IP flexibility, the NewTek IP Series integrates into your current infrastructure, while priming your facility for the future. 

You’ll get four extra 3G, HD-SDI and SD SDI video sources, in any combination of supported formats, resolutions and frame rates. This allows four realtime input conversions and transmission of common IP video stream formats with virtually zero latency. That means you can expand your current workflow by adding any cameras or other SDI-based products to your TriCaster setup without having to upgrade your hardware.

The beauty of this camera input module is because it’s IP, it can be located anywhere on your network. Cameras will connect straight into your TriCaster, without any installation or any extra cabling.

Simply put, instead of a single direction dedicated video cable for each video signal (e.g. SDI) an IP-based workflow means you can plug your production kit into ethernet ports instead of installing expensive video cabling. This revolutionises the connectivity between your control room or across your facility, connecting systems, users, and departments.

The Studio Input Module also provides flexible audio integration, supporting the input and delivery of digital and analogue audio sources, and native and embedded audio support for input and output over NDI.

If you’re still undecided on an NDI-based IP workflow and want to know what all the fuss is about, check out our article covering all the big IP announcements at IBC 2016.

Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Here’s what you need to know about Mocha VR

Here’s what you need to know about Mocha VR

Imagineer’s Mocha VR is here, and it’s something we’re really excited about. It brings top quality visual effects and post-production workflows to 360°/VR filmmaking, and offers up an efficient workflow for editors, compositors and finishing artists. 

Rooted in Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, Mocha VR is the first plug-in to utilise native 360° optimised planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilisation tools. It’s available for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, The Foudry’s NUKE, and Blackmagic Design Fusion. The planar tracking functionality can even be used to iron out any common issues associated with 360° post-production, like aerial footage stabilisation and camera removal.

Check out what Mocha VR can do:

360° planar tracking. The planar tracking solution powers the workflow for advanced masking, graphics inserts, object removal and new reorient/horizon stabilisation.

360° workspace. Optimised workspace and toolset works simultaneously in rectilinear and lat/long views bringing 360° capability to a variety of applications. Editors and artists can easily track, roto, create effects, and insert graphics without worrying about equirectangular seams or distorted pixels.

360° masking tools. Unlimited X-Spline tools for articulate shape creation and masking, which saves hours of time versus traditional keyframing techniques. Roto-masks can be rendered back to host or exported to most editing and compositing systems.

360° object removal. Mocha’s famous Remove Module now works on 360° video by analysing temporal frames and removing unwanted camera rigs, shadows, crew members, and more for massive time-savings.

Horizon stabilisation and reorient. Designed to reduce unstable motion, the new reorient module can drastically improve nausea-inducing VR experiences by smoothing or stabilising shaky, handheld, and drone captured footage. Driven by robust planar tracking, a user can even track and stabilise difficult and out of focus footage.

Lens distort workflow for 360° compositing. Mocha VR’s plug-in based lens correction workflow converts between lat/long and rectilinear for a simple workflow to add titles, graphics, patches, and non-360 enabled filters to your 360 project.

Buy Mocha VR plug-in for Avid, Adobe and OFX here.

Buy Mocha VR plug-in for Avid here.

Buy Mocha VR plug-in for Adobe here.

Buy Mocha VR plug-in for OFX here.

Want to know more about Mocha VR? Give us a call on 03332 409 306, email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com or pop your details in the form below. For all the latest news and reviews, follow us on Twitter @WeAreJigsaw24 and ‘like’ us on Facebook.

Jigsaw24 and Dyslexia Action team up for neurodiversity workshops

Jigsaw24 and Dyslexia Action team up for neurodiversity workshops

At the back end of last year, we partnered with Dyslexia Action to provide support at 41 Train the Teach events across England. Funded by the Department for Education, the workshops were designed to help teachers get to grips with neurodiversity and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs).

Train the Teacher kicked off in September, but we’d already been working with Dyslexia Action to demonstrate the benefits of assistive technologies for learners and institutions. The Dyslexia Action team had attended several of our events for teachers, and our guys had previously trained a group of Dyslexia Action staff on how to use iPad for teaching, and even loaned them some kit to use when working with schools throughout the country.

The events spanned four months, and Dyslexia Action, Patoss, Helen Arkell, the British Dyslexia Association and Jigsaw24 welcomed over 2400 teachers from primary, secondary and post-16 institutions who were looking for some guidance. We supplied 100 iPad free of charge for the events, which were used by delegates and the technical support team to demonstrate teaching materials.

The workshops helped bridge the growing skills gap between teachers and rapidly developing assistive technology. Schools were taught how to identify and support students with SpLDs, and teachers were shown how to access learning resources for neurodiversity.

The consortium also covered the SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) Code of Practice at the events, which lays out the duties local authorities, health bodies, schools and colleges have to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. They also offered some insight into sharing knowledge and strategies with colleagues, and introduced them to range of new teaching techniques.

Since Train the Teacher finished earlier this month, we’ve been working with several schools and a local authority to provide further support for iPad in the classroom, and hosted specialised training days for teachers looking to enhance learning with assistive technology.

If you’d like to find out more about our Train the Teacher events, assistive technology and supporting iPad in the classroom, get in touch on the details below.

Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 290 or email education@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Check out JBL’s new 7 Series studio monitors

Check out JBL’s new 7 Series studio monitors

Designed to work in conjunction with the Intonato 24 system (but work fine on their own too!), the 7 Series speakers feature patented driver and waveguide technologies, delivering high output and accuracy.

Revealed at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, the 7 Series studio monitors are the ones to watch if you’re after an expansive sound stage with superior output, detail and accuracy. 7 Series monitors can be merged with JBL’s 24-channel monitor management and room tuning system, Intonato 24, to form a complete monitoring system for immersive audio production.

7 Series features:

705P and 708P: 2409 high frequency compression driver with a low mass annular diaphragm to provide optimal output and minimal distortion.

– 705P: 725G five inch low frequency transducer, providing 14mm peak-to-peak excursion for linear, low frequency output down to 39Hz.

708P: 728G eight inch low frequency transducer featuring JBL Differential Drive technology. This reduces power compression and offers up greater sustained output and low frequency performance to 35kHz.

– 705P and 708P: JBL Image Control Waveguide delivers seamless transition between woofer and transducer.

– 705P and 708P: 120W amp for the 2409H high frequency transducer, and 250W amp for the 725G and 728G low frequency transducers.

– 705P and 708P: 12 bands of room EQ, plus eight bands of user EQ for users to tailor speaker response and improve accuracy according to room acoustics.

– 705P and 708P: Analogue AES/EBU digital inputs for improved connectivity across a broad range of production hardware.

– 705P and 708P: Work in conjunction with 705i and 708i models to form the hub of a complete system. The full system includes room EQ, downmix capabilities, as well as hardware and software control of a range of monitoring functions.

Want to know more about the JBL 7 Series speakers?  Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Boost your workflow with Presonus FaderPort 8

Boost your workflow with Presonus FaderPort 8

Presonus’s 8-fader control surface for all leading DAWs boasts precise, tactile control over mix and automation functions. It also supports Mackie HUI and control protocols – ideal for Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools and Studio One users.  

FaderPort 8 packs 57 buttons with 78 different functions, streamlining your audio workflow and making your keyboard and mouse a whole lot more effective than before. On top of controlling track levels at the touch of a finger, users can quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust click-track tempo with a simple tap, manage aux mixes and modify plug-in parameters.

Offering up one-button access to key utilities, FaderPort 8’s Session Navigator feature provides flexibility and easy access to eight essential functions. The control surface has dedicated buttons that let users control mutes and Solo Clear, view tracks, buses and VCAs, and instantly prepare tracks for recording. It also features four configurable buttons that allow users to personalise their workflow even further.

FaderPort 8 supercharges Studio One, making work an absolute breeze. And support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocol make it the perfect partner for any DAW. All you need to do is connect it to a USB port – no driver installation needed.

Want to know more about FaderPort 8? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Get free DigiLink I/O licences with Red 4Pre and 8Pre

Get free DigiLink I/O licences with Red 4Pre and 8Pre

Focusrite are offering up free DigiLink I/O licences with new purchases of Red 4Pre and 8Pre interfaces, making it nice and easy for customers who would usually have to purchase them separately from Avid’s web store.

With the highly compatible Red 8Pre having just dropped, Focusrite decided to treat users looking to combine their audio interfaces with Avid Pro Tools to a special, limited time promotion.

For every Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interface you buy and register, you’ll have a Pro Tools | DigiLink I/O licence waiting in your iLok account free of charge – you’ll have four weeks to access it.

Customers looking to bag the free licence can follow these six simple steps:

1. Register your Red 4Pre or 8Pre interface.

2. Click the link to the Avid website.

3. Sign into your Avid Master Account or create one.

4. Select your iLok account or create one.

5. Sign into your iLok account.

6. Deposit your Pro Tools | DigiLink I/O licence.

Want to know more about the Focusrite Red 4Pre and Red 8Pre?  Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email audio@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Bag a bargain on Acronis Access Connect

Bag a bargain on Acronis Access Connect

Acronis are offering 25 Access Connect licences for the price of 10, 50 for the price of 25 and 100 for the price of 50 for new customers, so if you’re looking to buy, now’s the time.

Is Acronis Access Connect right for your organisation?

Acronis Access Connect allows for seamless Mac to Windows integration with remote file access. It’s an excellent fit for organisations of all sizes, particularly where there are a number of Macs that need the same file and print services as Windows machines. While Macs are commonplace in any industry these days, the benefits of integration are greatest when users are working with a large number of files or involved with content production, such as artists, designers, video producers, students and writers. Access Connect will come in handy if you’re a part of any of the following sectors:

– Education

– Advertising and public relations

– Consumer products

– Professional services

– Publishing and printing

– Video production

– Manufacturing

– Retail

– Engineering and architectural services

– Creative services groups within enterprises

– Digital media

– Scientific and research institutions

Acronis Access Connect is ideal for IT managers and systems admins, Mac desktop managers, Windows server managers, creative services and production managers.

Pricing

Access Connect 25

Client server with 1 year of support (price per server) and a maximum of 25 supported devices allowed – Was £1295, discounted to £995.

Use the promo code AConn25.

Access Connect 50

Client server with 1 year of support (price per server) and a maximum of 50 supported devices allowed – Was £1895, discounted to £1295.

Use the promo code AConn50.

Access Connect 100

Client server with 1 year of support (price per server) and a maximum of 100 supported devices allowed – Was £2795, discounted to £1895.

Use the promo code AConn100.

The Ts and Cs

Promotion is only valid for new Access Connect customers only. This excludes co-term, which is for additional licence purchases. This cannot be combined with another promotion and cannot be combined with deal registration. Maintenance, renewals, and upgrades are excluded, and the promotion is only applicable in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The promotion expires on 31st March 2017.

Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 409 288 or email solutions@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and reviews, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook

Buyers’ guide: Apple desktops

Buyers’ guide: Apple desktops

While Mac has long been the go-to choice for creatives using resource-draining editing software or demanding design programs, Mac has also proven itself as a brilliant option for business and beyond. When it comes to Mac for desktop, there are three simple choices: the all-in-one iMac, the powerful, professional Mac Pro, and the compact and efficient Mac mini.

In the desktop arena, Mac faces fierce competition from a vast array of PCs all clamouring to sit atop your desk. And packing in a huge assortment of different processors, graphics cards and monitors, the desktop world can be a perplexing and intimidating place – particularly for first time buyers. With Apple’s Mac desktop range, you know what you’re getting – a familiar UI, trusty hardware and an assortment of essential creative software and applications at your fingertips.

Take a look at this essential buyers’ guide so you know exactly what you’re in for when you go with Apple and their Mac desktops.

iMac

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With its big, bright Retina display now available in 5K on the 27″ model and 4K on its 21.5″ sister, and powerful internals, the iMac really is the ultimate all-in-one desktop. It’s long been popular among image specialists and designers, and has caught the attention of videographers thanks to its built-in 4K editing capabilities. But outside of the creative world, it’s also found favour with business users, education institutions, and home users, thanks to its multi-purpose ethos.

The iMac is both sleek in design and space-efficient, with all the internals  built into its gorgeous, slim screen, meaning no cables and no mess. It even comes equipped with an Apple Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad 2 to boot.

The specs:

21″ iMac

– 21″ widescreen display.

– Up to 2TB Fusion Drive.

– Up to 16GB (2x8GB) RAM.

– Up to Core i5 2.8GHz processor.

– Up to Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. 

From £869 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

21″ iMac with 4K Retina display 

– 21″ 4K Retina display.

– Up to 2TB Fusion Drive.

– Up to 16GB (2x8GB) RAM.

– Up to Core i7 3.3GHz processor.

– Up to Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. 

From £1199 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

27″ iMac with 5K Retina display

– 27″ 5K Retina display.

– Up to 3TB Fusion Drive.

– Up to 32GB (4x8GB) RAM.

– Up to Quad Core i7 4.0GHz processor.

– Up to AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory 

From £1449 ex VAT on Jigsaw24. 

Mac Pro

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The creative powerhouse and Apple’s workhorse, the Mac Pro is the only way to go if you’re looking for optimum performance, user-specific customisability and the ultimate editing hub. With the potential to house a colossal 64GB of RAM and up to 12 individual processors,  Mac Pro will deliver at every turn.

There’s a reason Mac Pro is considered the industry-standard – it’s fast and reliable, perfectly suited for editing audio and video in your favourite applications like Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Da Vinci Resolve. The power of the Mac Pro is contained within its discreet yet stylish cylindrical casing and is only 25cm high and 5kg in weight – perfect for maintaining a clear, open workspace. Sporting all the ports you could ever need, Mac Pro allows you to connect all of your essential peripherals, right at home in a large creative suite complete with multiple monitors and lots of external storage. If you want to make use of Mac Pro’s customisability and design a desktop computer suited specifically to you, we recommend giving our Mac Pro Configurator a look.

The specs:

– Up to 2.7GHz 12-core processor.

– Up to 1TB PCIe-based flash storage.

– Up to 64GB (4x16GB) memory.

– Up to Dual AMD FirePro D700 with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM.

– Support for three 4K displays,

– Six Thunderbolt ports.

From £2485 ex VAT.

 

Mac mini

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The light and compact Mac mini offers an impressive amount of power for such a small computer. With 3GHz of muscle and up to 16GB of RAM, Mac mini coasts through those essential office tasks and performs well under processing pressure. While it may not match the sheer performance of the Mac Pro or iMac, it’s perfect for streaming your content around an office or in a meeting with AirPlay. For all of your admin, server, or streaming-based needs, look no further than the Mac mini.

The specs:

– Up to 1TB flash storage.

– Up to 16GB (2x8GB) RAM.

– Up to Dual Core i7 3GHz processor.

From £395 ex VAT.

Want to know more about MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro? Give us a call on 03332 409 306, email sales@Jigsaw24.com or just pop your details in the form below and we’ll be in touch. For all the latest news and tips, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.