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Mac upgrade advice needed

Subject: Mac upgrade advice needed
From: "vicki powys" vickipowys
Date: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:36 pm (PDT)
Do any naturerecordist members who use Mac computers, have any good advice
on the current suitable Mac models with a view of course to processing
nature recordings?

I have been using an 'old' iMac (G3, 350 mhz, 6 GB, USB 1, OS 9),
transferring DAT to computer running Peak, using analogue sound input
miniplug, then burning to CD with external burner.  The iMac does the job O=
but is well past its use-by date and I am thinking I will need to upgrade t=
OS X fairly soon, and also to USB 2.  The new Macs come in a bewildering
array of new styles including the Mini-Mac (bring your own screen), the iMa=
with vertical CD slot, and the very expensive G5.  The e-Mac seems to have

Someone has suggested that the less-expensive Mini Mac might do the job, or
that a 2nd-hand G4 might be the go.  However, living as I do in a remote
area, 2nd hand Mac stores are few and far between.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Vicki Powys

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