I am getting ready to make the leap back to Mac after many years using PCs. I have heard that (as it used to be), buying things like memory and external backup drives (I'm going to buy an iMac) from Apple is unnecessary and expensive. Can I use 3rd party without being concerned about performance and/or warrantee violation? If so, what would ppl recommend for backup drives and/or memory?
Thanks for any help...I love this site the ppl are great and the support is wonderful.
Where are you located? If you are in the GTA (actually I sure he ships but I like to buy locally) go to the Macdoc.com site his memory and externals are reasonable and he can sell you the iMac with the extra memory already installed.
I ordered my RAM from Canadaram, and I've been very happy with the price and service. It was delivered within 1 or 2 days, and the RAM is guarantee with the Macs.
For hard drives, any local low cost PC store will provide you what you're looking for, unless you're looking for a specific case.
Good luck with your purchase.
I've been running IT depts for more years than I care to admit, so I have to say that I am always somewhat cautious in my early relationships.
That said, I've been emailing back and forth with Macdoc and he is being both patient and helpful.
....and not too unreasonable ;>)