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Apple Mac equipment, any help much appreciated?

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by katieksli, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. katieksli

    katieksli Junior Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking to invest into a mac, I've always had a PC but it's time to get one :) and if you could email any suggestions or recommendation where to get one from at a good rate that'll be great, pretty please? (nod)

    Or if you could provide me with a spec that you're working with again very much appreciated :D

    Need it to handle Adobe Creative Suite CS4/5, software Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver aka the whole lot really.

    I'm thinking at least 8GB RAM or that too small? Any expert recommend on the processors/graphics card required?

    Many thanks in advance.
    Kind regards
    Katie
     
  2. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    4gb or even 3gb would handle all that perfectly fine.
    8gb wouldn't hurt if you want to put the money in though.
     
  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I only have 3gb RAM on my Mac and runs happy as Larry.
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    My iMac only has 3gb as well, I don't think there was anything better at the time when I bought it. There was an update shortly after I bought it, so fail for me :(
     
  5. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I recently upgraded my iMac to 3GB and it zips along with Photoshop, Illustrator, iTunes, Safari, and a bunch of other things all running at once.
     
  6. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Maxed out my imac to 4GB first day I got it. Ran like a dream for the first few days... and for ever since then :)
     
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    LOL Like it!
     
  8. DeanZappy

    DeanZappy Senior Member

    I just got the 21" entry level imac with 4gb RAM and it easily handles everything you will be running.

    Recently had a photoshop file 700 MB and didn't give me any hassle.

    BTW John Lewis offer 2 years free warranty, and they are slightly cheaper than buying direct from Apple.
     
  9. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    It's true they offer a warranty but since when did they become cheaper than apple?
     
  10. DeanZappy

    DeanZappy Senior Member

    When I got my Mac it was £949 at John Lewis, £969 with Apple.

    Just checked and looks like they have upped the price since then.
     
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Interesting... mine was £800 wherever I went.
     
  12. katieksli

    katieksli Junior Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you for the tips am looking at a very nice iMac right now :D great responses, much appreciated.(nod):up:
     
  13. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Go for it....
     
  14. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Doo it! Doo it noow!
    (Get to the choppaa!)
     
  15. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Are you going all Dutch on me....
     
  16. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    That's what she said.
     
  17. katieksli

    katieksli Junior Member

    Woohoo! Purchase button clicked! Done it! Gave into the peer pressure... :clap::dfshirt: 27 inch iMac on its way :D
     
  18. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    (nod)Nice one....enjoy.

    I'm a little jealous.;)
     
  19. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I'm a little teapot.
    Enjoy the world of Mac Katie. Damn that screens bigger than my tv...
     
  20. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Sit closer Jim....
     

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