[geeks] Advice on buying a new Mac
davek08054 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 10:08:42 CST 2006
I'm thinking it's time to buy a Mac. As I know a few of you here are
Mac fans, I'm hoping you can give me a little advice.
I don't need or want another laptop, so the MacBooks are out, the Mac
Pro is just too expensive at the moment, and I don't have the desk
space for another monitor, so that rules out the IMac.
Therefore, I'm looking at the "bigger" Mac Mini:
* 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
* 512MB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x256
* 80GB Serial ATA drive
* SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD1RW/CD-RW)
* Mac OS X - U.S. English
* Intel GMA 950 graphics
* Accessory kit
I'm assuming I'll be able to use one of my Samsung 204B monitors, right?
What options should I go for:
Is 1 meg of RAM enough, or should I go for 2?
Is there any special benefit to adding a bigger disk internally,
versus using external/network storage?
Should I go with the Apple keyboard/mouse, or 3rd party?
What actually is iWork, and is it worth $79?
And what about AppleCare?
Unix Systems & Network Administrator
Mount Laurel NJ
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