Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/12

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Subject: [Leica] OT: different Apple desktops
From: nathan at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Wed Mar 12 11:57:27 2008
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Thanks to the many who have sent helpful replies. Just to clarify: my  
current Mac is a Powerbook G4 laptop with 1.25 GB of memory (and no,  
I did not waste money by buying the additional memory from Apple...).  
It runs PS and Lightroom just fine, but of course when investing in a  
desktop, I will want more headroom.

I have checked the Apple site, and the iMac is indeed shown as  
supporting only up to 4 GB. The brochure I was looking at was not  
from Apple but from Digital Depot, a store in the UK. They do say the  
top iMac can support up to 16 GB, but I think Apple is a more  
authoritative source on this ;-)

Given that, I will not get the iMac. It would be fine today but I  
want the ability to go beyond 4 GB, so it will a Mac Pro for me--when  
I can justify the outlay.

Thanks again to everyone.


On 12-mrt-2008, at 8:05, Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Since a lot of you out there are Mac folk, I thought I'd ask your  
> opinion on this. I am tempted to get one of the Mac desktops. I  
> always thought that I needed one of the Mac Pro models due to their  
> horsepower and memory expansion possibilities, but now I see an  
> iMac 2.8 Ghz 24" for a very reasonable price, several hundred Euros  
> less than a Mac Pro. Memory expandable to 16 GB, 500 GB hard disk,  
> 8x Superdrive etc.
> What do I really give up if I go for the iMac compared to a Mac Pro?
> TIA,
> Nathan
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