TAXES: the Section 179 federal small business deduction means that gear has to be in service (not just ordered) by Dec 31. So make sure if ordering for your small business to receive stuff by Dec 31. I am not an accountant; consult your own tax advisor first.
Consult with Lloyd today if you need help deciding.
I debated getting this 2018 MacBook Pro for weeks, but B&H dropped it another $50 tp $2649 ($1850 off from original price).
Back in 2018 I called it the most power laptop that Apple had ever built... plenty of power for on the road stuff for just about anyone, and I intend to turn it into a server and I needed 32GB in a laptop (all my older ones are 16GB).
I’d have preferred a 2019 model with 8 cores and 64GB and 4TB, but no point—the money is going into the Mac Pro for hard-core stuff. I would have bought the 2019 model below for $200 more, but its 1TB SSD is unacepptable which means paying about another $1000 in total—no thanks.
Below, great stuff for your Thunderbolt 3 Mac (and other Macs):
$68 SAVE $12 = 14.0% OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Display Adapter in All Other Categories
$249 SAVE $31 = 11.0% OWC 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock with Cable - Space Gray in All Other Categories