newbie buying help (various + sundry)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by maikeru, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. maikeru macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2004
    hihi windows user attempting to go mac.
    please help.

    looking @ new 17" pb

    how much ram do i need?
    mostly doing internet surfing/email but also need to use virtual pc to attach to firm's network
    occasionally will have to run complicated spreadsheets (huge, horrible, macro-laden excel monsters)

    what benefit do i get from faster HD? is it any noisier than the slower one?

    now, the important questions:
    i have fond memories of playing risk on older do i track down a copy of this old game and is there any problem running it on osX ?
    was there ever a loderunner version for mac? if so, where do i find one?

    thanks for any help !
  2. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    I found this similar game to Risk called Lux

    Risk 2

    Most older Mac games work fine in Classic mode.

    Yes they had Lode Runner for Mac.

    RAM? I would say 1GB is perfect. OS X loves RAM. You can get by with less, but I think that's perfect for OS X. Don't buy extra RAM from Apple however, they are way too expensive.
    I would go for the faster HD. Saving, Opening is snappier, anything that read or writes to the HD will be quicker. I don't know about noise on the 17" though.
  3. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002

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