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Old 07-15-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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I am a current windows user and have been for a long time. I am considering switching to apple computers for a bit of a change. I was wondering, because of their extremely high prices I was wondering if the baseline 2.4 ghz processor and 1gb ram in the new imacs would run any better than the laptop I have now. Here are the specs for the laptop. Let me know what I should do.

Acer Aspire 5610-4654

Intel core duo 2.00ghz
2gb ram
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If you want to try out Mac OS 10, I suggest you take a look at the Mac Mini. It's a great starter computer for those who want to try something different.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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I was.....debating that, but I dont want to mix computer peripherals like a dell keyboard and microsoft mouse. And besides that, I dont have a display either.
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Can you give me the complete details of your Acer notebook?
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what else would you like?
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Your graphics card, and your hard drive speed and size.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:09 PM   #7
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integrated intel gma 950 graphics card two 50 gig hard drives

how do I find the speed of my hard drive on a vista pc
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Going by what you have, the iMac would be marginally faster than your notebook.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:26 PM   #9
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Marginally? is that a worthy upgrade considering the price? I figured that their would be a fairly dramatic difference between an intel core duo 2.00ghz processor and a intel core 2 duo processor at 2.4ghz
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If you compare the whole package (operating system, overall experience), then I'll say it's a worthy upgrade. The next Mac OS will take full advantage of the Intel processor, so you should see a boost in performence when that upgrade comes.

By the way, are you a college student?
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