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It’s…..ALIVE!


So contrary to what people say, Macs ARE in face, upgradable.  They have been for years.  Actually, technically, they’ve been upgradable since the first MacSE.  Granted it was a single type of interface card upgrade, it was an upgrade.  The main difference between Mac upgrades and Windows-Based PC upgrades is the number of things you can swap out.   For example, for a while there you could install Mac CPU upgrades, and you actually still can if you can still find a vendor out there to buy from.

On many Macs you generally will replace only the Optical (CD/DVD) Drive, Hard Drive, RAM memory, Video Card, Audio Card or Modem

On the Windows platform, it’s commonplace to gut everything from the computer, replacing any of the above-mentioned components to also replacing the power supply and the  Motherboard!

Both are great hardware-wise, but the disadvantage to being so open as the PC Platform is there is such a large number of hardware providers that mixing and matching can result in numerous hardware conflicts.  It’s hard for any one manufacturer to be fully compatible and stable with a slew of other manufacturers.  On the Apple platform most of everything hardware-wise is managed by Apple, a single company.  It uses 3rd party parts, but focuses on those it has tested to work with one another for the best possible performance and stability.  Limit the options for upgrade, and effectively increase stability and reliability.

I may update this further as time permits.  I’m sure there’s more stuff I can think of to say about this topic.

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