Questions tagged [hardware-recommendation]

Recommendations can easily be subjective and local to one person or time. Please be specific about function and broad about timeframe so that your question, once answered objectively, is of use to the community.

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Replacing HDD on 2007 17" iMac

My iMac's HDD has died so I need to replace it. I don't just want to go like for like, does anyone know what the upper limits of the machine are? I have a 1TB USB drive plugged in, so I'm assuming ...
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How much capacity is good for an iPad? Does one need 3G on it?

My iPod Touch (8GB) always bothers me with lack of free space. And right now I'm considering buying the new iPad and would like to choose the right storage capacity. I'm trying to decide between 32 GB ...
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MacbookPro 13 or 15 2010 for software development

From my own research and asking on other Mac forums. The answer to my question seem to be split. People who prefer mobility chose 13 over 15 and people who like better screen resolution pick 15. How ...
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2008 Mac Pro: Any chance of upgrading hardware to current technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely? I have a 2nd Gen 2008 Mac Pro 2.8ghz Quad Core with an 8800GT. I'm sure I can get away with the processing power and more RAM for now....
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When do Apple Authorized retailers get refreshed?

How long is it usually between when Apple releases a refreshed product and when authorized retailers like Best Buy and Target get the updates? I feel like when the last iPod refresh happened it took ...
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Mac Pro video card recommendations

I am looking for recommendations for a video card for my Mac Pro version 2,1 circa spring 2007. It currently has the ATI 512MB card that Apple sold as an option at the time. Are there new cards on ...
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Peripherals with Great Mac Compatibility [closed]

What peripherals do you use on your Mac that really work well? It seems like most things (especially mice and keyboards) don't work all that well, even if they claim compatibility. I'm looking for ...
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MacBook keyboard mod?

Is it possible to mod the MacBook keyboard to be backlit? Is there any website or business that can help or would do it for me?
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Recommendations for purchasing low cost but Powerful Macs [closed]

I've started to a lot of video editing with Adobe Premiere CS5 and After Effects CS5. I don't really have the money for a new Mac Pro. I feel that laptops are general underpowered and I have no need ...
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Replacing SuperDrive with secondary storage?

I'm familiar with the OWC Data Doubler, a kit which allows you to remove your Macbook's SuperDrive and replace it with secondary storage. What alternatives exist for this product? A complete answer ...
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Do iPhones fully sync with Google services and other Web apps?

I'm looking for a smartphone: either an iPhone or an Android. Here are my requirements: Contacts must fully sync with Google Contacts. That means that whenever I add a contact in Gmail, it must show ...
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alternative keyboards

I use the latest wireless keyboard for my iMac at home. Since I use it for programming most of the time, the little laptop style arrow keys are inadequate. Are there any GOOD alternative apple ...
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Printers that Work With Mac OS X?

I'm planning to purchase a printer + scanner soon and want to have one that will be able to work with Mac, as well as Windows machines. I am hoping for one that will have a wireless printing/scanning ...
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Performance hit of installing a new hard drive in a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 5,3 with a 7200 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I am running out of space and I have been considering upgrading with Western Digital's 1 TB laptop hard drive. I am just curious if I am ...
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Is there an aftermarket USB->DockConnector cable that works with an iPhone 4 + bumper case?

I'm looking for a third-party (i.e., cheaper) alternative to the Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable that is compatible with an iPhone 4 w/ bumper case. I've tried a few third-party cables and none of ...