Lets get the technical jargon out on the table: CTO stands for “Configure-to-Order”! Many people are not aware that you can even place a custom built Mac order with Mac Outpost. We place custom orders for clients nearly every day! Today I would like to take some time and review the benefits of ordering a machine that is built to suit your unique computing needs.
What is a CTO machine?
A CTO machine is a variant of an existing model that has special changes/upgrades added to the system. For example, someone who is working on a large amount of High Definition Video content may want to start out with a computer that offers more power or hard drive space then an average out of box system. For this client RAM and Video graphics power may be something to upgrade right away because they will benefit from the additional speed.
What is the benefit of ordering a CTO machine from Mac Outpost?
At Mac Outpost all of our sales staff are professionally trained to help you build the right system that perfectly suits your computing experience. This means that we can talk about what you plan on using a system for and make the right suggestions to make sure you get the right product at the right price. Ordering a CTO system can also save you a large amount of money in future upgrades as software and technology becomes more demanding in terms of needed power.
If you need more Hard Drive space to store large format files then consider custom ordering your new Mac with a Fusion Drive. The great feature of these new drives is that they offer a large amount of storage space but also have a built in Solid State partition to load the OS and Apps at extremely high speeds. If you are working with high end graphic or video files you may want to check out the benefits of a faster processor coupled with a RAM and Video Card upgrade. This would greatly speed up your work flow and could save you countless hours over a year.
An important thing to keep in mind is that these days it is not always possible to upgrade a video card or processor at a later date. Even RAM is becoming harder to upgrade after purchase (on some models). When building the right system for your needs it is very important to think about how long you plan on owning the system. By planing ahead you can “Future Proof” your purchase and make sure you system will last for years to come.
As always, we invite you to stop by Mac Outpost with any questions you have in regards to building your perfect Macintosh computer. Although it is not always possible to upgrade an older system this is also something that Mac Outpost can look into for you. At the end of the day we just want to make sure you have the right computer to fit your needs and budget.
Have a great day everyone!