Cheapest Macbook to run iWork '08

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Gentile, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Gentile macrumors regular

    Gentile

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    I am looking for the cheapest Macbook or iBook that could reasonably run iWork '08.

    Specifically I will be showing graphic intensive Keynote presentations. I know the specs recommend 1 GB Ram, 32 MB of video memory, and 500 MHZ processor, but I want to hear from real world users. I don't want the presentations to hang up or be sluggish.

    What kind of notebooks are you using to run iWork '08? Macbook or iBook? What is your experience with this?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    A low end MB will be fine for pretty much anything. You may prefer to upgrade the RAM to 2 or 4GB, though it is a lot cheaper to buy it yourself.
     
  3. lizard79 macrumors member

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    my ibook 12" with 1,2ghz & 1gb ram runs iwork08 pretty fine. no problems here..
    hth, hans
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

    eXan

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    Any MacBook will be fine, even Core Duos

    But dont get iBook - its old soon-to-be-dead architecture.
     
  5. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Low end macbook will do it beyond great.

    My G4 mac mini 1.25ghz 1gb ram runs iwork 06 perfectly fine.
     
  6. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    G4 PowerBook 1GHz handled it alright, but I never did too much with it since I gave it to my sister to be used as an email/surfing machine
     
  7. ojwk macrumors regular

    ojwk

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    My old iBook G4 ran iWork perfectly and I employed heavy use of 3D transitions and effects.

    From my experience you don't get many projectors with resolution higher than 1024x768 so performance really isn't an issue when it comes to running iWork.
     

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