Hey do you have to defrag a Mac or anything like that? From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:37 PM To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Top of the line MAC (Desk Top) Josh, when I bought mine in 2011 it was just over 1800 Dollars, Actually unlike in the PC world you will not have a lot of selection. It will be a matter more of what size you want, and even there you will be looking usually at an option of two different sizes. I opted for the 21 inch verses the 27 inch monitor, but increased the ram instead. . The other option is a Mac miny, that is going to be a smaller computer power wise, and you will have to provide or purchase a monitor for that one, but those are also less by a long shot money wise. I think nowadays also you would have to hook up your own external drive for cd/dvd drive for a ming too. The odd thing about a mint though is that it either must have a monitor hooked on it, or a dummy plug to fake it into thinking you have a monitor hooked on it, if you don't it will go flakey on you and then eventually will just quit, well your Voice over will. Since desktop modles are a monitor themselves, of course you don't have to worry about that. Someone else will have to enlighten you more about laptops though, have never had a Mac laptop. Danny has a mini, so if you all want to explore that option he can talk to you all about that. We've only had desktops here Just checked the page, they have more than two to select from now, the lowest starts at just over a thou, or just under 1100. http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/imac Well at least now there's more choices than back in 2011. On Jun 26, 2014, at 1:48 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Amanda and I are about to get our settlement from the wreck a year ago. We have talked and we have decided that with some of the money we will get a new desk top computer. Amanda feels that a MAC would be beneficial being that we have our nephew and the school systems here only use MAC computers. Being that the MAC world is virtually foreign to us other than Amanda's limited exposure in her job we need some feedback on what desk top models are considered top of the line and why. If we go with a top of the line what are we likely to look at paying? What kind of bells and whistles will we get with going with a top of the line MAC? I feel that since we have not used the desk top in quite some time probably four or more years that this will not pose a major risk to my schooling and in fact will help me decide if a MAC will be my next lap top purchase as well. If you all have knowledge about models that are not necessarily top of the line, but great models to have in the MAC world please share as well. I know Tom is a MAC user, but not sure about anyone else. How are parental controls on a MAC? Thanks for any help offered on this matter. OH and one other thing will the MAC bog down if it is not upgraded with the later updates that come out once a purchase is made like the phones do once they are so old? I know with my iPhone 4 once the updates for the iPhone 5 came out it started to really bog down if not become useless due to the speed it was showing. Thanks for any help offered on this matter. I hope all of you are doing well. I am getting ready to go and house sit so may be away from the computer for a while or it may be just the opposite *LOL*. I do know that the next few days are going to be a busy time as we prepare for the yard sale on Saturday from 8 to 4. Our little one is going to try and make some money as well selling bottles of water. Talk to you all later.