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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by javelin, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. javelin macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I've used macs for over 20 years. We have an iMac at home and I have a powermac G5 in my business. We are thinking of getting a laptop and upgrading here at home.

    I do not understand all of the jargon, i.e. ATA drives, bus speed, L2 cache, Boot ROM version, etc, etc.

    Where can I access a good explanation of all of this so that I can choose wisely?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aramis macrumors member

    Aramis

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    Welcome!

    I am relatively new to this forum as well and I must say this is one of the coolest, nicest, and helpful forums that I have ever participated in.

    To answer your question, I would start here...

    http://guides.macrumors.com/
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    Just a thought...what are you planning on upgrading?

    The iMacs (in particular the G4) aren't particularly easy to upgrade aside from memory. Laptops (if you meant purchasing an older one) can be similarly difficult due to their form factor although replacing hard drives or optical ones is possible.
     
  4. kitsune^ macrumors newbie

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    I suppose he meant upgrading as in getting a new computer.
     
  5. frankblundt macrumors 65816

    frankblundt

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    or forget about the tech-babble, post your needs and requirements right here, and wait for the sage, considered, contradictory, inflammatory and speculative advice to flood in. :)
     

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