|MacPractice Generation 7 - View recommended Macs
MacPractice operates on any Mac meeting minimum MacPractice and macOS requirements and runs optimally on recommended configurations.
|Data Entry Mac||Server • Data Entry Mac|
|Operating System||macOS El Capitan (10.11) and Sierra (10.12) - hetero or homogeneous network|
|Processor||i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
|i5, i7, Xeon||i3, i5, i7, Xeon
(Core 2 Duo not supported)
|i7 quad-core iMac|
|Memory (RAM)||4 GB||8 GB or more||16 GB||16 GB or more|
|Storage (HD/SSD)||128 GB (HD/SSD)||128 GB SSD or more||512 GB (HD/SSD)||1TB SSD or more|
AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography
Gigabit Ethernet recommended. Fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi required for iPad and Macs not connected via Ethernet. Multiple Wi-Fi devices may be required to provide adequate and reliable service in some offices.
The more you invest in your Mac the better performance you can expect, such as faster processor, more memory (server) and faster drive (server). If your computer is being used in a clinical area for EMR, EDR, EHR or digital imaging, consider performance. If you're going to be running another application simultaneously with MacPractice, such as Windows, Parallels, Window's application(s), browser, etc., also allot for that when selecting processor, memory and storage. When selecting a simply data entry Mac for MacPractice, pay particular attention to processor and video for best performance.
Although your initial investment in Macs may be greater than PCs, research clearly shows that your Macs will last twice as long as PCs and retain greater value, and that besides having far greater free built in security than Windows, your Macs and MacPractice will require far less IT services, saving you $1000s yearly and giving you the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
AppleCare - We highly recommend AppleCare extended warrantees on all Apple products, entitling you to Apple's telephone and Store support, rated #1 repeatedly by JD Powers and Consumer Reports, and making your device of greater value should you sell it within the warrantee period.
|Data Entry (several examples of good, better, best options)|
|21.5-inch iMac||21.5-inch iMac||27-inch iMac||12-inch MacBook||12-inch MacBook||15-inch MacBook Pro: Touch Bar & Touch ID|
|3.2 GHz dual-core i5||3.2 GHz i5||4.2 GHz quad-core i7||1.2 GHz m3 or greater - Turbo boost to 3.0 GHz *||1.4 GHz 7th Gen 17 - Turbo boost to 3.6 GHz *||2.9 GHz quad-core 7th Gen i7 - Turbo boost to 3.9 GHz *|
|8 GB or more||8 GB or more||8 GB or more||8 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|1 TB HD||128 GB SSD or more||1 TB Fusion Drive||256 GB SSD||512 GB SSD||512 GB SSD|
|Magic Mouse 2||Magic Mouse 2||Magic Mouse 2|
|Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)||Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)||Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)|
|Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)||Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)||Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)||USB 2||USB 2||USB 2|
|supports Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately)||supports Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately)||supports Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps), DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps) Thunderbolt 2 (up to 20Gbps), HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapters (sold separately)|
* If a Doctor or Clinician is using EMR/EDR/EHR, faster is better!
|Server • Data Entry (examples of many good, better, best options) with Thunderbolt 3 for backup*|
|21.5-inch iMac||21.5-inch iMac||27-inch iMac||Mac Mini|
|3.6 GHz quad-core i7||3.6 GHz quad-core i7||3.8 GHz quad-core i7||3.0 GHz dual-core i7|
|8 GB (or 16 GB)||8 GB (or 16 GB)||16 GB (or 32 GB)||8 GB or more|
|1 TB Fusion Drive||1 TB Serial ATA||1 TB SSD or more||1 TB HD or more|
|Magic Mouse 2||Magic Mouse 2||Magic Mouse 2||None|
|Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)||Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)||Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (US English)||None|
|Audio out, IR, HDMI, SDXC Card Slot, 2 Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 20 GBps), 4 USB 3 (Up to 5 GBps)|
*Thunderbolt 3 for Backup - as your MacPractice database grows larger, backing up takes longer. Speed your internal, automated backup with Apple's newest, faster SSD drives and your external, daily rotating backup by using Thunderbolt 3 at up to 40 gigabits per second (2X speed of Thunderbolt 2 and 4X USB 3.1), with Thunderbolt 3 SSD or hard drives. You should be able to use adaptors with these new Macs with your current backup devices, but you will have the option of purchasing optimum Thunderbolt 3 devices in the near future through MacPractice.
Thunderbolt 3 Backup Devices - MacPractice is in the process of identifying and evaluating Thunderbolt 3 devices for our clients. Locating and comparing Thunderbolt 3 device capabilities and performance is challenging. Our intention is to make that process easier, and to sell selected products at a fair, competitive price for optimum performance. The products will be listed here as we have details.
|MacPractice Interfaces for iPad/macOS/Windows and iPhone|
|iPhone||iOS 9, 10 or greater|
|iPad||iOS 9, 10 or greater|