With the holiday season under full swing, many are thinking of getting their loved ones (including family, friends and students) new computer systems.  Among many popular desktops include Apple's line of home computing devices (i.e. iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro)

As Jon Rettinger says himself, "Buying an Apple computer can be a bit of gamble, you never know when a product refresh is coming."

In this video, Jon helps you take the first steps in purchasing a system as well as minimizing the risk.  In addition, he'll let you know what is the best time to purchase your Mac desktop system.

Do you agree with this advice?  Do you think you'll be purchasing a Mac this holiday season?  Sound off in the comments below!