What computer do you use for Internet Marketing?

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I have a new hire starting on Monday and I need to buy a new computer/laptop. What's the ideal computer for Internet Marketing these days? What specs - memory, speed, etc? What do you use or what would you prefer to have?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    I personally use a Dell Inspiron. Most of the internet marketers out there use mac books. Looking forward to getting myself one myself. I guess if it's for IM use only, then a mac would be good for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nathan2525
      Originally Posted by TheZafraGroup View Post

      I personally use a Dell Inspiron. Most of the internet marketers out there use mac books. Looking forward to getting myself one myself. I guess if it's for IM use only, then a mac would be good for you.
      My Imac. It is definitely the best computer for IM
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Simply, whichever one I turn on in the morning.

    Seriously, load up on RAM and CPU speed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doherty192
      I would say go with a newer macbook. But be sure you can install Boot Camp in order to be able to run Windows. So many times I have downloaded tools/software that is not Mac compatible! That's the downside. But it depends on what you are doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Watchman220
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Simply, whichever one I turn on in the morning.

      Seriously, load up on RAM and CPU speed.
      Agreed.

      A PC is a PC. A Mac is a Mac. Do they have internet access...then your golden. LOL.

      As long as you have decent amount of RAM and Processor Speed...because you will need it for the 50,000 windows you end up opening to work on your endless task of backlinking, article writing, directory submitting, forum posting, community joining....etc....

      Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Itachi
        Basically it all depends on your needs, if all your new hire is gonna do is edit wordpress sites then you don't really need computing power most basic computers will do.

        But if some hardcore multitasking is on the program then I suggest you get a dual or even a quad core as I suggested earler.
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    • Profile picture of the author pamivey
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Simply, whichever one I turn on in the morning.

      Seriously, load up on RAM and CPU speed.
      A big "ditto" on Bill's response. I don't think it matters the make as much as speed and performance.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I've seen more macbooks than anything, but I like my Dell laptop so I'm stickin to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Itachi
      As a computer techie I always build my own PC's and it's the best thing in my opinion.

      For instance my PC is built towards gaming so it's kind of a "war-machine" it just have too much power for a simple desktop usage.

      I Can recommend just as Tpw said, fair amount of RAM and decent CPU, go for a quadcore, remember you don't need the best to have decent performance.

      Regarding whether you want a PC or a laptop is really up to you and depends on your needs, would you make use of a laptop ? For someone who does'nt need the mobile advantage of laptop I always recommend PC's because it's more reliable, and there are a few things such as you can clean dust inside, or change a component if something is broken, where a laptop you would have to change the whole stuff.

      I'd say if you want good performance go for a i7 quadcore cpu, 6gb of ram, and 64 bit OS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    actually you really donĀ“t need much power for internet marketing in general. even a used one would be fine. my best advice would be:
    buy the best you can for the money you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author IsGabeW
    I use a Mac and love it. BUTTT really, any modern computer would work. The only limitation to a Mac is that many smaller IM programs are windows only, so like mentioned earlier you need to use Boot Camp or Parallels (and FYI, you also have to get a copy of windows as those two programs just allow windows to be run on your Mac...how good are you with bittorents?)

    Really, I think the more important thing is simply internet speed...
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  • Profile picture of the author Zack Lim
    For me personally, I feel that most of the basic computers and laptops in the market today is good enough to start a internet business.

    When I purchase a laptop, I will upgrade the RAM so that my laptop will run faster. I just purchased the Samsung RV420 model 2 months ago and it has been working great for me. The battery can last for up to 5 hours.

    Hope my humble contribution is useful to you

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    • Profile picture of the author Coptech
      The comp does not really matter because the thing that is more important is the internet connection. Unless you are doing some hardcore SEO that requires super speed, any type of com would suffice.

      Hope this helps! =)
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
      Originally Posted by Zack Lim View Post

      For me personally, I feel that most of the basic computers and laptops in the market today is good enough to start a internet business.

      When I purchase a laptop, I will upgrade the RAM so that my laptop will run faster. I just purchased the Samsung RV420 model 2 months ago and it has been working great for me. The battery can last for up to 5 hours.

      Hope my humble contribution is useful to you

      Zack
      I agree. For the majority of IM'ers the most basic computer today will do. Maybe upgrade the ram, that's it, and you are good to go.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
        Originally Posted by LegitIncomes View Post

        I agree. For the majority of IM'ers the most basic computer today will do. Maybe upgrade the ram, that's it, and you are good to go.
        That really depends. With a basic computer you are extremely limited on the type of automation software you can run.

        For example, if you use Dragon naturally speaking on a basic computer you will not be able to run many other programs and still have a good work flow.

        So, if the marketer is going to be running multiple pieces of software at the same time, you need a higher end computer
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        • Profile picture of the author smithhsteve
          I would say go with a more modern mac laptop. But be sure you can set up Footwear Stay as a way to be able to run Windows. So many instances I have down loaded tools/software that is not Mac compatible! That's the negative aspect. But this will depend upon what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    I have a dell inspirion that I just bought. I know people hate dell's, but i have decent luck. Maybe 650GB on HD and 8MB ram or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhiladelphiaSeo
    I use a MacBook Pro and a PC. A new hire can easily use a out of the box PC. I saw some great ones the other day for under $500.00 Crazy!
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  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    I personally use an Alienware at my desk.
    However, in my house we have 5 macs of all kinds, and I have a Mac Mini also sitting on my desk which I am trying to (been thinking about it) switching to.

    My offices have always had dells. Good customer service, cheap...
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    I use MBP too. ~hi to the rest of the fellas on apple :-)

    Anyway, while I personally use Macbook, peeps in my office uses PC mainly than Mac. Why- Unless they are a designer, they dont really need a Mac which is expansive and adds to the overhead of running a office. Plus- when there is a bunch of Macs in the office, be ready to install security alarms and stuffs as people tend to you know.. steal.

    Personal use- i would suggest a Mac, but for new staffs -get them a PC desktop instead or a laptop.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndhikaWijaya
    I use Acer and Macbook Pro. But untill now Macbook Pro still the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I'd say any recent low / mid end system will allow you to do pretty much everything IM related though it really depends on what kind of work you put into your projects.

      I have a dual core desktop. Soon to buy another laptop after my last one sadly perished.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tyler Freeman
      I have an ASUS that's my pride and joy. I originally intended to purchase a MacBook, but I couldn't get a high enough credit to fully purchase one with my card.

      So instead of waiting impatiently, I went with the sales clerk recommendation. Which resulted in the ASUS that I'm typing this message on right now.

      In all honesty...for IM in general, you don't need a beast of a machine for it to be effective.

      This CPU has 4GB RAM, an Intel Core Duo 2, a 500 GB hard drive, and a built in Nvidia GEFORCE graphics card and it's more than enough! And that includes running Photoshop CS5 and other similar programs that have been known to take a decent processor to run.

      Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author VinceReed
    I can't believe someone said DELL. The only reason you would ever buy a DELL computer is if you are poor or you need a room full of computers for low wage workers to conduct menial tasks.

    get a macbook or an HP Pavillion and like some of the other members said load up on RAM and CPU.

    Godspeed.

    Also, the typical suite of products that come with PC's are all available online now so don't spend the extra money before checking out the web based apps. They tend to work better anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author JMac
    As a network guy, most IM programs dont require much and certainly do not need the latest and greatest.

    It really depends on what you are doing. If you run several programs or windows open at the same time then multiple processor cores can really help. For most things in IM a dual-core cpu will be fine, something in the 2.4 to 3.0 range is all you need.

    Memory gets a bit trickier, some programs like Sick Submitter and others can use as much memory as you can get. Memory depends on the operating system (OS). If you will be running a 32bit OS then 4 gigs of memory is all you can have but if you use a newer 64-bit version of say windows 7, you can add a boat load of memory. I would recommend you go with 64-bit windows 7 and go with at least 6 gigs of RAM. This leaves you free to upgrade to more if you ever need it.

    For hard drives, really most IM programs are not big and the files are fairly small. I would still say get at least 500gigs of hard drive space for a desktop just to have it but there is no need to go higher unless you plan to do more with the PC.

    If you have a technical college in your area, you can call and ask for the PC instructor and see if he can recommend a good student to build you one. They do pretty well and save you a few hundred bucks over the retail stores like bestbuy and such.

    If you are going for a laptop, just make sure the screensize is something you can live with. Lots of people go for smaller laptops and then realize it hurts their eyes after reading a small screen for an hour.

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author RWhite
    I personally prefer a beefed up new Lenovo Thinkpad computers are the best out there for the price. Sure a mac is nice which you pay a premium for...and if you not an experienced mac user there is a learning/changing habits curve to overcome...maybe no the est for a new hire unless they are used to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    Honestly Ron, just about any PC/Mac that can browse the internet will work just fine. If you're not doing any CPU intensive tasks (like processing video), you don't need to worry too much about the specs. Heck, some IMers run their businesses from their iPhones. A simple netbook would suffice, especially if your employee travels a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmartinez
    For most IM tasks any decent computer should do. I use a MacBook Pro and love it. But, that is just my preference.

    If the new hire will be working within a department, you may want to match the specs with the rest of the department. Have everyone using the same machines, same specs, and same software versions where appropriate. That's how I do it. From an Information Tech. perspective it simplifies things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex and Elijah
    It really depends on the type of work that is going to be performed. If your employee is going to be in an office I'd recommend a desktop over a laptop because if you ever need to you can replace parts which can be a lot more difficult when using a Laptop. If your interested in the scalability I'd definitely take RAM and CPU into consideration because some of the programs you may be running can be quite demanding. But as I said in the beginning, it really depends.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanzona
    Ron, today I would spec out 2g of ram. Especially important of the new hire is going to be doing a lot of graphics.
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  • Profile picture of the author ameliewarner
    Hello Ron,

    Go for "Dell Inspiron 1764". Very good model with great performance. You should like it
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  • Profile picture of the author Saxydez
    Preferably for the use of any internet and also computer monitored system The Apple systems and software are best excellent quality, and high powered speed. The use of PC is very open to receiving Viruses as well as generate lots of availability towards receiving and sending spam. Apple's operating system (lion, snow leopard, etc) are all leading in the nations most reliable software as well as being top in class with safety. It is very effective to go with the Macbook and or the iMac
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  • Profile picture of the author Sornie Samante
    I use Samsung R439 and McBook Air Pro, well.. I can't differentiate the two. Both works good for me
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  • Profile picture of the author ZachMagar
    Hi,
    or me the IMac and MAcbook are the best. but, it all depends on your budget. the most important thing is to buy a I5 or I7 computer with 4Gb Ram and at least 500GB of storage.
    the best brands are apple, sony, dell, toshiba, asus.
    Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonMaxwell
    I searched high and low, I need something powerful yet mobile. I ended up with the HP Envy 17 3D, it has an i7 Processor and a ton of memory and HD space. It also supports up to 6 monitors daisy chained. I currently run the 17inch screen and two 24" SAMSUNG screens. Lots of real estate to play with and great for running webinars and such.

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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    Anything with 12 GB of Ram and an i5 processor or above would work great. I would also then upgrade the graphics card to something that has cuda and its own memory if they will be doing any video editing.

    You may also need to upgrade the power supply if you want to upgrade the graphics card. 550 watts or more would be fine.

    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author RussRuffino
    Sony VAIO Z Series with 6 gigs of RAM. Sick, sick computer. FYI, I also have the most expensive MacBook Apple makes at the moment, and the Sony just crushes it. No contest.

    Russ
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  • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
    I don't think the choice of hardware matters so much when doing IM. Most of the time you'll be doing stuff that is not that resource intensive like browsing, word processing. The exception is if you need to do high end videos with whiz bang special effects, then you might want to look into getting a beefier machine.
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    • "What computer do you use for Internet Marketing?"

      All of them.

      Mostly the big flatscreen iMac at home, the slightly smaller flatscreen iMac at the office and the MacBook Air. I don't believe in hassling with operating systems written by the insane clown posse in Redmond.

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      • Profile picture of the author JDArchitecture
        Any off-the-shelf $500 to $800 laptop at BestBuy will do.

        If they'll be working at your office and you don't want them taking it home, you can save a few bucks with a similar desktop.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    I picked up a Gateway NV 5 dual core laptop, 15.6" monitor with 4GB or RAM and 500GB hard drive as a portable laptop for presentations, but it has become my main computer.

    I paid about $370 for it.

    Seems to handle video rendering and audio production just fine, but if you think you might do a lot of audio and video mixing, that is where you might want to beef it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    I suggest anything with plenty of memory and a good processor. An asus perhaps with an intel processor? I dont like AMD that much even though i have AMD haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Rsberg
    Whichever computer you decide to go with you should consider adding an additional screen or even two (depending on how much responsibility you give them). I have 2 additional screens with my setup and to be honest I dont think I could live without them now.
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    • Profile picture of the author JettH
      Wanna be mobile?

      I got a ThinkPad e320 -13.3inch, 6Gb ram, i5.
      Its light and the battery lasts for ages.

      Best value laptop for the money (at the moment).

      One more tip:
      Whatever you get, make sure at has at least 3 usb ports.
      You can never have too many usb ports.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan92
    Well I've gotten by with some pretty slow equipment in the past. While I don't have a lot of specs in mind, I have been fortunate to have friend of mine construct a particularly powerful computer at wholesale price, as assembly is required. I have not found normal IM software to be all that intensive among other necessary industry-related tasks.
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  • Profile picture of the author mongsky
    i'm using an acer aspire ax1800 for over a year now and it's doing fine
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  • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    I have a new hire starting on Monday and I need to buy a new computer/laptop. What's the ideal computer for Internet Marketing these days? What specs - memory, speed, etc? What do you use or what would you prefer to have?
    You know, if you are going to be doing basic work such as email, html, graphics, and maybe even light video editing...just walk into a staples, best buy, or similar and get the best that they have for $500...that will be more than enough. Sure, you could spend a thousand (or two) on a single computer, but it's definitely not needed (at least for the majority of IM'ers.)
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisAlta
    There's both pro's and con's for both Mac's and PC.

    I personally have a 17" MacBook Pro with an i5 Core Processory. 4 GB of ram..suckers a beast!!

    With Mac's it's a lot easier to navigate once you get used to all of the little tricks that come with a mac. PC's suck for fast browsing.

    A pro that pc's have over Mac's are that you can install a lot more internet marketing softwares. Like spinner softwares, and other make money online softwares don't run on Mac's.

    It's really just up to you and personal preference you know?

    Hope you pick up the right computer and/or laptop!

    cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyR
    I bought a Macbook Pro. Worst decision I have ever made.

    It cost 2.5x the price of my last laptop, performance similar.... Except I can use it to play full HD on my TV.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewNeer
    Just give the kid a brand new MacBook Pro, you can never go wrong there.

    All the big boys are on the Macs, thats gotta say something eh?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tande
    the type of computer you use for internet marketing depends on what you are actually doing. For site development, link building and maybe creation of logos needs a strong computer, may be one with a bigger memory and very high speed.
    Personally, I prefer dell to other models.
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  • Profile picture of the author suzycat
    That's a good idea joeseomiller to buy those cheap Dell laptops.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arthur Barn
    Normally, i used desktop when i am at home. I have also a laptop but i only use it when i'm on travel. I just upgraded my desktop and it has higher specs now. So far i am very satisfied with the performance of my desktop.
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  • Profile picture of the author uumair
    i use hp pavillion ci3 and i found it very good in processing. In IM sometimes we have to browse 15 websites together. It uses cache memory. focus on it too while buying computer
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomos Wyn
    15" macbook pro, 4gb RAM running Snow Leopard.

    Does the job when it comes to building and designing websites. If needs be I boot into Windows 7 using parallels for cross-browser testing and windows-only software.
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  • Profile picture of the author robbnel
    Anything sold new in the stores these days should be perfect. 3 - 6 Gig memory and approx. 300 Gig hard drive with the latest processor. I would highly recommend a laptop rather than a PC as they are so compact and can be used almost anywhere you desire.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrOfferz
    I really dont think there's a best as long as all the specs add up, but I would go with a macbook for my money.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonpiemon
    No one's mentioned screen space!

    For internet marketing, you're constantly looking at many things at once, and for that you can't beat lots of monitors. I've got 4, I bought a cheap quad card off ebay, it's not the latest, but I don't play games so I'm not concerned.

    The downside, I can't work on laptops very well now, I can only do very limited tasks on them, serious tasks require the serious PC in my office!
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    • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
      Originally Posted by simonpiemon View Post

      No one's mentioned screen space!

      For internet marketing, you're constantly looking at many things at once, and for that you can't beat lots of monitors. I've got 4, I bought a cheap quad card off ebay, it's not the latest, but I don't play games so I'm not concerned.

      The downside, I can't work on laptops very well now, I can only do very limited tasks on them, serious tasks require the serious PC in my office!
      totally agree, I can't use latops now that I have quad 22inch monitors and a fast connection. There's something about a pad mouseI can't stand on laptops - esp. Macbooks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    What's the ideal computer for Internet Marketing these days? What specs - memory, speed, etc? What do you use or what would you prefer to have?
    I have a desktop computer setup with dual monitors.
    12 GB Ram, 64-bit Windows Operating System, Core i7 processor

    But I also have another desktop computer in another room with a Core i3 Processor with 4GB Ram, and a 64 Bit Windows Operating System. That works just fine.

    My main computer is just overkill (most of the time).

    I recommend you get a desktop and not a laptop. They tend to work better. Although laptops are more compact I have always had problems using them when running certain tasks for my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    lol.. everyone is screaming Mac... I wonder what the corelation is between Mac owners and people actually making money online.

    Can anyone explain why a Mac is better than a pc for IM specifically?

    I've been using pc's all my life. Only recently upgraded from XP to Win7. Even now there are so many things I don't use.

    All you need is good RAM and CPU.

    I was looking at a Mac, and ended up with a superseeded HP desktop with a i5 equivalent, Win 7 and dual 22" full HD monitors. Heck I don't even run a graphix card.

    All for under $800 out of the box.

    But it comes down to what tasks you are going to assign the staff.

    Remember: Anything that does not make you money is just another expense against your bottom line.

    Sal

    PS: I am typing this on my Dell laptop.

    PPS: In case anyone comes up with the old Macs don't get viruses argument... I use Avast and have NEVER had a virus issue in almost 10 years. Then again, I don't go downloading useless crap either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    Macbook Pro, i5 processor and 8G ram more then enough. Smack on 1 terabyte hard drive and your are good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    Well, now I know what I've been doing wrong all these years... using a PC.

    Time to get a Mac...

    A Big Mac, that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    I personally use Mac because I do come across a few seedy Internet Marketing sites and I'm less likely to catch a virus.

    Although I do use a kick ass lap top for all automation (youtube,twitter, etc) which I don't care if I burn out.
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  • Really any computer will do. When I first started, I was using computers at libraries. Or sometimes friends computers. Use anything you can get your hands on.

    Now I run a Mac with a 2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7,
    8GB RAM & a 750GB HD. Not to mention my 7 2TB externals. Got to love technology.
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  • If it were me in an ideal situation, I'd like two monitors. Once you get used to that, its hard to work with anything else, and your productivity definitely increases because you can work with both screens.
    Spec wise, the more memory the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I never got along with my mac, and I am not the biggest PC fan.

    But I am not that much of a technical person, and it shows. Lots of swear words when I am around machines. LOL.
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  • Windows or Mac = Windows wins!!

    For graphic designers mac is good....but for everything else windows is king...more compatibility..buy a mac and be sure to encounter a software compatibility issue at some point
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    • Profile picture of the author Elizabeth Fee
      Originally Posted by MarkJonesCBDoctor View Post

      Windows or Mac = Windows wins!!

      For graphic designers mac is good....but for everything else windows is king...more compatibility..buy a mac and be sure to encounter a software compatibility issue at some point
      Except that with the ability to dual boot (you can install Windows on your other boot device on the mac) on a Mac, why not just have the best of both worlds in one?
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  • Profile picture of the author bastion
    Mac Book Pro - works perfectly. Battery holds forever, it's easy to carry around and have more then enough RAM.

    Before I used PC, but now I prefer Mac.
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    I love the Mac Book.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    A Commodore portable computer, these things kick some serious "A" and are the wave of the future.

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      Try the newest craze... Lenovo
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      • Profile picture of the author RobHiness
        Windows is good for everything. I wouldn't necessarily say Mac is better for graphics considering the fact that you can use almost all of the designing programs on both Windows and Mac.

        I used to you mac, thinking it would be great for business. But I quickly learned that it just wasn't the right thing for me.

        If you are looking to be more "creative" then I would go with a Mac.
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    • Profile picture of the author philiptrav
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      A Commodore portable computer, these things kick some serious "A" and are the wave of the future.

      I'm drooling :p
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    MacBook Pro for me. Wonderful creation but for the real programs and software for IM, I use a PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoampsteve
    Dell Inspiron and load up its memory a bit, if its some hardcore work..... Mac is more popular among marketers. I personally like Dell so I'm sticking to it.... If you had elaborated the JD of your employee you might have received some more specific answers. e.g. if its some mailing campaign the you need processing power and RAM as some times you have to use computer like an email server, if its blogging then mac is better etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Micah Medina
    I love Macs, I've used Macs... but can we please get over this "better for Photoshop" nonsense? It was absolutely true in the early 2000's, but isn't worth paying double for a computer nowadays.

    Just admit that you love the Apple logo and get it over with! :p

    Anyway, I have a "work computer" in order to lower my potential distractions, and it's an Acer netbook. Yes, it's perfect for watching HD video and can be carted to the TV at a moments notice...

    I'm not good at the "no distractions" thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    I dislike macs personally. The only apple product I own is an iPod. I use a $400 HP laptop I bought on newegg and have had no problems doing anything. I never understood why anyone would pay so much more for a mac these days when really good PCs are so much more affordable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I use a desktop PC in my office but just got myself one of these puppies today:


      Lenovo G570 product photo 1 - waybeta


      Brushed metal plated. It was FREEZING when it was delivered.

      Nice, but the spaced keys, unnecessary numberpad and tiny return button is a nightmare!

      Strictly for living room use and on the move!
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  • I run my entire business off a Macbook Air.
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  • Profile picture of the author keithseren
    I think any machine can be helpful for your purpose unless you have some speical requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author jannatus
    Although most computers today will & should do the trick for normal IM, before you go out and fork out the moolah for a simple '4 cyclinder manual A to Z four door sedan', consider having someone build you a V8 two-door sports convertible coupe - for the same price. You'll be suprised how simple some of the 'off-the-shelf' retail computers actually are. There are many computers freaks out there that would LOVVVE to put something together for you that's a little more "OUTTA THE ORDINARY".
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  • Profile picture of the author makemoneyinlife
    I use my PC. And HP laptop
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  • Profile picture of the author Manie Amari
    Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

    I have a new hire starting on Monday and I need to buy a new computer/laptop. What's the ideal computer for Internet Marketing these days? What specs - memory, speed, etc? What do you use or what would you prefer to have?
    As an Apple product user I would suggest that the ideal computer/laptop to use would be a Mac. This is because since I switch from a Sony Viao to a Mac I just can't see myself going back. However this would be a biased recommendation. Therefore I would say get any computer as long as It has enough memory space and a fast processor.


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  • Profile picture of the author webtechprodigy
    If you are just going to use it for IM then any basic computer will do the task. Its only when you are doing intensive tasks like web design and animation that you need high speed gizmos.
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  • Profile picture of the author RefundHost
    If SOMEONE ELSE is using the computer
    spend a little more an get a BUSINESS VERSION
    ( eg HP makes a few ) that comes with a RESTORE DISK.

    That's all I will say about that. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author CaesarSEO
    A 2 years old $1000 Samsung 13 inch Laptop is all I need to make a full time income with internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    I personally use an HP laptop and it works great. I don't play games on it or anything unrelated to IM so memory isn't really an issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author philiptrav
    I haven't used a pc for years, laptop all the way. I just have a samsung I purchased 6 months ago, does everything I need. I work any where, in the dining area, when I'm out or like now in bed i run the latest games, run photography programs etc etc, no problem for this little beast...
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  • Profile picture of the author cedricloi
    I use a homemade pc. oh yeah. 3.7ghz six core. Fastest computer I have ever had + it was cheap because I made it myself. I have a 24 inch screen to accompany it. Using windows 7 on it. In the past I hated windows, particularly windows vista, but I love windows 7 I think it is an excellent operating system.
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  • Profile picture of the author uppergrade
    I have general computer with good internet speed. I m working with my computer for 3 years and trust me i m very happy with this.
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