How Much Mac Do I Need?

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  1. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    I just want to be able to e-mail chat and surf and maybe crunch some numbers and render a bit.

    Will this Mac cover my needs? :D

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You'll want a screen, a keyboard and maybe even some sort of mouse though.
     
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Um... nope. Definetly not. If you're gonna be doing any chatting, you're gonna need WAY more power. That piece you displayed can only handle the occaisional word processing. By occaisional i mean one word per minute.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, you'll be able to do all of that quite fast on that system.

    And while you're at it, you may as well do something else that's crazy, like buy RAM from Apple or something.
     
  5. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Buy two and have one shipped to my house. I'll help you crunch some numbers :D
     
  6. FFTT thread starter macrumors 68030

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIVAC_I
    In 1968 you could pick up a 1.3 MHz CPU with half a megabyte of RAM and 100 megabyte hard drive for a mere US$1.6 million. Oh, and you want a printer too...?
    UNIVAC I used 5,200 vacuum tubes

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    http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa060298.htm
    The ENIAC contained 17,468 vacuum tubes, along with 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors, 1,500 relays, 6,000 manual switches and 5 million soldered joints. It covered 1800 square feet (167 square meters) of floor space, weighed 30 tons, consumed 160 kilowatts of electrical power. There was even a rumor that when turned on the ENIAC caused the city of Philadelphia to experience brownouts, however, this was first reported incorrectly by the Philadelphia Bulletin in 1946 and since then has become an urban myth.
     
  7. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i really like the new 14in iBook- sounds like it would be perfect for you.
     
  8. Eluon macrumors regular

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    thanks for the lesson!
     
  9. Eagon macrumors member

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    Did they run OS8 ?
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Ya, it should work nicely for you. ;) :D
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No, Mac OS 6. ;)
     

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