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Topic # 26623 28-Sep-2008 15:29
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Hi all,

I have used a bit of Tiger previously but not really full time. I want to get an iBook for iMovie. Why iBook? I have limited funds to spend and I've found it hard to find a Mac Mini/eMac/PowerBook/PowerMac that has a SuperDrive DVD burner.


Should I consider the upgrade to Leopard?

The base ram is likely to be 512Mb - should I add 512 or 1Gb? And does this depend on whether I use Leopard or Tiger?

I don't really want to fork out for another 1Gb if it won't make much difference over an additional 512Mb.

Any thoughts appreciated!

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  Reply # 167590 28-Sep-2008 17:09
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The more memory you can add, the better. My MacBook came with 1GB standard, but I've upped it to 2.5Gb and it's much faster.

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  Reply # 173729 26-Oct-2008 18:39
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Tiger for sure!

Leopard need as much ram you can put in it and it's sucking CPU. IMovie is video aplication and you need powerfool machine for that. I'm using MacBook Pro 2.33 with 3gigs of ram with Leopard but on the Tiger my machine was much faster.

Hope this helpsSmile

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