Time to get Mom a Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chelsel, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. chelsel macrumors 6502

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    Just a minute ago, my Mom calls me up for help with her Windows machine.

    Anyway, she says "Help, I just deleted my sound".

    I didn't know what to tell her... but I was thinking I sure don't miss Windows!
     
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    try this out
    refurb mac mini
    imac 20"

    or if she wants a notebook,
    macbook
    or something a Lil bigger for moms with less than perfect eyesight.
    macbook pro
    have fun picking!:D

    btw, all refurbs from apple are like the new stuff just without a shiny new box. it comes in a cardboard box. so unless u want to get her one of those insane 7 hr battery macbooks or a new imac, go with this. perfect for moms.
     
  3. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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  4. pesawyer macrumors member

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    My Mom is 68, last year I bought her a 20" iMac and since then she has convinced two of her elderly friends to get them too. She absolutely loves it!

    The funniest thing was the day I got her the iMac we set it up and I explained to her about her "Windows" programs not being able to run on it. The next morning she's telling me all about Fusion, Bootcamp and Parallels. Saying I was wrong, you could run those Windows programs with any of these!
     
  5. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Cool. You're mum rocks.
     
  6. chelsel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    to my Mom's credit she managed to locate the necessary drivers to re-install the audio on her Windows machine. Way to go Mom! :D Thanks for the advice on the refurbs... I think a MacBook would be a great machine for her, regardless of whether she got the ol' Windows jalopy working again or not!
     

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