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Is it good enough?

FluxGamesFluxGames Posts: 33Member
edited February 2012 in Miscellaneous
Hi guys!

I have decided to buy my own mac. I found one for a very good price, but will it run programs like Gamesalad, xcode, and so on?

This is the computer: http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/details/561314604/apple-mb404ll-a-macbook-2-4ghz

Comments

  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    think that is only LeopardOS … and the minimum OSX for GS is Snow Leopard … and would be the same for Xcode
    (you could ask the company if they would install SnowLeopard on the device)

    things to consider … age of the computer … laptops especially deplete battery life with age … and replacing a battery costs!

    I always check the Apple online store for refurbished Macs … same great warrantee and free shipping.

    a laptop may not be what you will want for development … smaller screen area … touch drag to make images

    @};- MH
  • joshuawildejoshuawilde Posts: 96Member
    it's definitely good enough. when i bought my mac (2006 intel mac mini, also the first intel model mac mini) it came with leopard so i just went to the apple store and bought a snow leopard cd and installed it and it was all good
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    edited February 2012
    ah miniMac's were/are really powerful … compared to the standard MacBooks

    still @MelonJuice … ask them to install SnowLeopard before you buy.
    do see in the ad today … free ground shipping

    @Joshuawilde … but, mine wouldn't run Lion and that is why my son got it … oh how I loved my miniMacs! …
    worked with any monitor/mouse/keyboard/printer
    (Son also has really old G4Mini running as a server)

    we probably have MelonJuice drooling … if you have a good monitor/mouse/keyboard (and they can all be shared)
    http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html

    For $599 that is a powerMachine

    @};- MH
  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member
    I run on a Mac mini and my son has the latest Mac mini and it is way faster than mine which is only one generation older. I would recommend saving for a Mac mini, heck I run Apple Motion on my mini and that very intense software. Apple has already slowed support for 10.6 and in another year you'll need lion and that will be wasted money. I would save and get a new mini so you get some years ahead of you for your money.
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    edited February 2012
    @FryingBaconStudios … that is the bestest advice!

    I do miss the assurance I had working with my mini … 5+ years and nary a system crash!
    went looking to buy a new mini but needed new monitor and printer … so got the bigMac with printer at a phenomenal price!

    no problems with this one … loving Lion … just miss the little guy!

    @};- MH
  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member
    Yes and Apple keeps making the mini more and more powerful, although I would love an eight core tower..lol
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Anything that is an intel processor can run GameSalad. But you will need to upgrade to Snow Leopard for $30 if what you buy does not have it already.

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    It's a 64bit machine that will run Lion so if the price is right go for it. The late 2006 machines are still supported so I don't see any problems for quite some time and even then a fix will only be a little hack away.
  • FluxGamesFluxGames Posts: 33Member
    Thanks for answears people!
    I just bought the machine and it works like a dream actually! OSX Lion is installed and it actually worked better than i tought, i got it for 720$, 4000 norwegian.

  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    edited March 2012
    oh we all are Happy for You! … @MelonJuice

    see you running for years of making great games! … Enjoy yourself!

    @};- MH
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