First, what you remember. Price, date of purchase, RAM, OS X version, and maybe a few other details that are obvious like disk drive or SSD size, SuperDrive, etc. Or, second, click the Apple Menu in the Menubar and select About This Mac, then click the More Info… button. That gives you even more details about the hardware and installed apps on your Mac.
What about the last Mac you owned? Those details are not lost forever. In fact, they’re easier to find than ever thanks to a free Mac app called Mactracker. This app tracks everything Apple, including the Mac, so you don’t have to.
The database lists almost every Apple product ever made, including the original price (in multiple currencies no less). Desktop Macs, notebooks, Mac servers, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod and all versions of Mac OS back to the original.
Nothing so extensive could be so easy to use.
The database of Apple products is easy to navigate. Click a category, then select the product you want to view with a double-click.
All the details pop up in a floating window. General information, Software, Media, Connections, History and more.
Mactracker preferences are nominal and limited to font size, labels and reminders, and currency.
There’s even an option to track your Apple products, and add warranty information to the database, as well as an alert for when a product is about to leave the warranty period.
Browsing around Mactracker is like reading a book about all of Apple’s products. It’s interesting, it’s a fun read, but in this case Mactracker is free.