May 11

Replacing My Macs

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Michele + laptop

Michele + laptop (Photo credit: blacknight)

For more than a month I've been working without a decent laptop or desktop at home. I've been using a rather old and slow iMac (a late 2006 model) which will only take 3 GB of RAM and has a rather annoying habit of swapping like mad and freezing several times per day. The laptop I've been using is the MacBook Pro equivalent. Instead of simply freezing it will randomly lose all network connectivity and refuse to reconnect until I reboot it.

Fun times!

Fortunately the insurance companies are both paying out, so I finally ordered replacement machines today.

As a laptop I opted for a MacBook Air. I used to have both an Air and a MacBook Pro, but I'm hoping that a relatively beefy Air will work for me:

1.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
256GB flash storage

Since it's a 13 inch I'll probably have to get a new sleeve for it, as the one it's replacing was the smaller 11 inch.

As a desktop for my home office I opted for a 27 inch iMac:

3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1GB GDDR5
Apple Magic Mouse
Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)
Accessory Kit

The "plan" is to upgrade the RAM via Crucial, as they're significantly cheaper than getting RAM from Apple direct. I might be able to use the original RAM in one of my other machines.. even if I can't I'm hoping to beef up the RAM to the maximum that it'll take (16 GB)

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One Response to “Replacing My Macs”

  1. From Branedy:

    Did the Insurance pay you to move also, because now the thief knows you stock good Apples to pluck again…

    Posted on May 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

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