Intel issues before I buy

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ajo, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

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    What should I know software wise before I get an Intel mac.

    Is there anything extra that I need to spend?

    Or is this worth waiting for updates etc?

    Thanks

    ajo
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Depends on which Intel based Mac you are planning on purchasing. The Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and iMac were all just recently updated- so now would seem to be a safe time to purchase one of those Macs. MacBooks & MacBook Pros should be updated in time for the holidays. :)


    As far as issues, I think most of the bugs have been ironed out, not all, but most of them. :)
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I would recommend getting at least 1GB of RAM, especially if you're going to run programs that aren't Universal yet (MS Office, Photoshop, etc). It'll make a pretty sizeable difference in performance, and it's not too hard to do yourself, or too costly either.

    Other than that, and the Macbook/Pro issue mentioned above, there's nothing to worry about. Come on in, the water's fine...
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I have to second livingfortoday's advice, go with at least 1GB of RAM, more if you can afford to. :)
     
  5. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    mainly the ram issue.

    i had 512 for a while, but now that i've got 1.5gigs of ram, its so much better. i didn't think it would help that much, but everything seems so much snappier.
     

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