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are a number of reasons why purchasing reconditioned
Macintosh equipment may make sense for you or your
organization. The two most common reasons, though are the
obvious ones Price & Functionality.
older computer systems can perform needed functions as
well as the newer, more expensive models. If all you do
is do a bit of word processing, cruise the web, answer
emails, or balance the checkbook your desktop machine
doesn't have to be the latest Intel Mac running quad
processors. The same is true for Email Servers, Print
Servers, Fax Servers or machines dedicated to printing
mailing labels. The purchase of a reconditioned system
will save you money while meeting your needs beautifully.
We can also recondition and upgrade your old systems
should you choose. Some of you have expensive NUBUS cards
running your milling machines or other industrial uses.
We can help. We can also help move your old data off your
older systems so that you can use it on your new one, or
even convert the format of your files so they will open
in your new applications.
I had a
few friends recently upgrade to newer Mac Laptops.
Granted they are really fast and with Maverick they
handle the available RAM more efficiently etc. What they
failed to realize though is that they may have to replace
most of their software. They don't have an optical drive
in the unit to make this easy. They don't have the
ability to replace the battery. They may not be able to
upgrade the RAM or Hard Drive in some units.
would have been money ahead buying a slightly older
MacBook or MacBook Pro and having use max out the RAM and
install a new hybrid 500 or 1 TB hard drive. They could
also pick up a new battery to swap out with the used one
giving them a backup. Many of our used units can run from
10.6.8 Snow Leopard up to the latest version of 10.9
Maverick. Being able to run slightly older software like
Snow Leopard lets them keep their older software and yet
down the road if they decide they can upgrade the
software. Not to mention buying used is always much
BAD NEWS FOR
THE NEW YOSEMITE, MAVERICK, MOUNTAIN LION and LION OS! -
newer operating system coming on the new Macs does not
have the ability to run Rosetta. This means you can't run
older software like you did on Snow Leopard your Intel
Mac. You will have to upgrade your Quickened and
QuickBooks and many older programs will never be updated.
Your Adobe CS versions, Microsoft Office etc. may have to
be upgraded since the new OSes are 64Bit. Sometimes the
hardware is the cheapest thing you change.
BAD NEWS FOR
CLASSIC USERS INTEL MACS WON'T RUN
only can you not boot into 9, you cannot even use classic
mode with the new Intel Macs. If you are using old
software you will want to pass these systems up. If you
are new to Mac or never use old software then they may be
the system for you. Keep in mind while Apple says they
are 2 times faster that is only true if you are using
Applications that are optimized for theIntel processor.
Most Pro Apps like any Adobe Product will be slower,
unless you have an Intel optimized version. If you work
for a living you may want to avoid buying one until the
software catches up or locate one of the remaining real
G5 processored systems. It is kind of cool that you can
run Boot Camp and boot into Windows, if you have a need
to gather PC viruses and spyware.
EVEN MORE BAD
NEWS FOR CLASSIC USERS LEOPARD OSX WON'T RUN
major gotcha for many folks is that Leopard does NOT HAVE
A CLASSIC MODE. If you must run an older program you can
boot back into 9.2 on dual bootable machines and use your
programs. If your computer is not 9 bootable then you had
best keep Tiger around a while longer. I think some folks
will probably keep a second drive with Tiger and classic
installed if they must run a classic application and they
have a system that only boots in X.
ONE REASON TO
RUN OLDER REFURB GEAR: If
you are using any older software upgrading to a new Mac
may force you to completely replace all of your software.
The new Macs are 64 Bit and cannot run 32 Bit software
much less any program that was originally PowerPC. 10.6.8
Snow Leopard was the last OS version that let you use
QuickBooks 5, Corel Draw and many others.
programs you use even older? All INTEL based machines no
longer boot into 9, and many programs do not work
properly in classic mode. Many of our later custom
upgraded systems are equally at home running in 9 and
version of X. You can still use your old Pagemaker or
Quark or earlier versions of Pro Tools, yet still have
the ability to boot into X and use the later software.
Lastly the new Mac systems these days run OSX 10.6.x.
Some earlier versions of Adobe Products don't work
properly and you can spend thousands upgrading your
incompatibility. If you've made equipment upgrades with
your current system, you may find that these upgrades
will be incompatible with a new machine. For example, if
you have an older Mac with big bucks invested in a SCSI
scanner, SCSI externals, they won't work in the new Macs
that lack a SCSI port (you could add a card but that's
another expense). Perhaps you have a nice large monitor.
To adapt it to the output of the new Macs may make you
reconsider. Perhaps your expensive Laser Printer will not
longer be supported. Have your backups on floppy, or deal
with folks who bring you files on floppy? Plan on
spending another $60 or so for an external USB floppy and
then buy a powered hub because you are out of USB ports
and then what do you do when you get an 800K floppy? The
USB models only read Hi Density disks.
some older Macs may perform functions that newer ones
won't or it would be too expensive to equip the newer
machines for the purpose. Our upgraded G4 Towers can run
both versions of OSX yet still boot into the older OS9.
Our G5 systems can run Tiger and classic mode.
equipment isn't always the answer. But, before you buy
new, you owe it to yourself to compare.
am musician who uses Pro Tools and other music software.
Many of my plug ins run in OS9 only and I have quite an
investment in software. I want a faster system but all
Apple has only boots into X. Can you help.
upgrade standard G5 Towers, G4 Sawtooth or optionally
Digital Audio, Quicksilver model or Mirror Drive Door
systems as well as iMacs, iBooks and MacBooks. On many
units we install faster larger hard drives (for increased
performance) and new optical drives (DVD/CD Burners)
along with more RAM. Some of these units are designed for
you and others who still need to boot into 9. With OSX
software installed you can also boot into X if you want
to try some of the newer software that only works in X.
We have quite a list of musicians who use our systems. I
guess being here in Memphis has probably helped us be
aware of what musicians are needing.
tell you how many folks including print shops, graphic
designers, and more, who need to use software that only
works in 9 or was originally PPC coded or some other
earlier OSX version. We are here to help providing fast
thoroughly reconditioned systems that perform at high
am a graphic designer/AD. Opening my own business asap.
I'm confused about the new Macs and all the software
compatibility problems and vendor issues. I need
something really powerful that will not be out of date
tomorrow. What's your advice? What do you have for
THE LONG LONG
on how much money you have to spend and what software you
are planning on running. Perhaps you are running Adobe
CS2 or CS3 and buying a new Mac would mean you would have
to fork out monthly payments to Adobe and work in the
cloud. A refurb Mac Pro Tower or iMac may be your best
solution. If you like things portable a MacPro Laptop
attached to a big display and keyboard and mouse for use
in the office may be what you need. You can always take
the laptop with you.
these units can be set up with large capacity drives and
partitioned to boot into multiple OS versions.
are still using older software or your clients are, for
heavy duty use we recommend our custom upgraded G5's,
G4'. The G5's can easily run 10.5.8 Leopard but also can
run 10.4.11 along with 9.2.2 for classic mode. The G4's
have to run 9.2.2 and up to Tiger OSX10.4 . I usually run
9.2.2 on them. What is nice about most of these Macs is
that you can also install OSX on them. There may be some
limitations so you should check before buying. That
enables you to use new software on the same machine as
well as keep your old investment.
need a modern web browser that allows you to view
video's, use your bank software etc. you need a machine
that will at least run OSX Tiger 10.4.11. Tiger also
supports the Adobe Suite up through CS4 as well.
Seagate 7200 rpm Hard Drives and prefer them. They now
make a new Hybrid SATA drive that gives you near the
speed of an SSD and the capacity of a conventional drive.
offer a Solid State Drive for G4 computers!
the latest from LG SuperDrive that burns both CD's and up
to dual layer DVD's for $59.77. We have iTunes drivers
included and use it with Toast that works with 9 and
monitors we recommend you either buy our adapter ($19.99
shipped and works with almost anything if you have the
older DB15 connector that came on all the Beige Macs) or
if you get one of the upgrade cards they work straight up
with PC monitors. Go down to the local discount office
supply store and catch a Large Flat Screen for less than
USB and Firewire via the PCI slot either with separate
cards or save a slot with a combo card on early models,
later models of course have this built in. If you plan to
use more than the 2 root USB ports make sure you purchase
a high quality POWERED USB Hub. We carry a good one.
USB2.0 cards are available for the Mac but there are no
drivers available prior to OSX. Firewire is faster and
better anyway so avoid USB2.0 products unless you are
going to be running OSX and even then choose Firewire
whenever possible since it is faster.
have DSL or Cable Modem or are on a fast network we sell
and recommend the Realtek 8139C chipset 10/100 Ethernet
Card for older Beige equipment. We sell the card and
include the Mac driver for less than $20. We also now
have 1000baseT Gigabit Ethernet Cards for the Mac for 8
6-X and are fast and reasonably prices should you be on
that fast of a network with an older machine. On later
machines you have fast built in ethernet.
these products are available in the premade models we
make up, but we can build to order. For servers you may
want RAID for dependability or UltraWide SCSI or even the
Serial ATA for speed. We carry the components to build
these and do so frequently for a lot of our customers.
Your larger graphics and print houses like these
components, but anyone needing high reliability may want
to consider the extra money it costs to add these
components. The SATA card we carry works in G3 Blue and
Whites and up and allows you to install up to two 2
Terabyte Drives internally in the tower models. Perfect
for mass storage of video and music.
, G5 and Mac Pro towers are now more affordable to
upgrade. We are buying them and upgrading them with fast
Seagate or Hitachi Hard Drives and new SuperDrives as
well as new larger RAM chips. You do lose the serial and
scsi ports and of course it doesn't have a floppy. These
all can be added though if there is something that you
can't live without that uses them.
us and tell us what software you presently run and what
your goals are. We can help you make a smart decision and
save you some money at the same time.
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