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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
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
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
Graphics Card

AMD, Intel Iris, ATI, or NVIDIA graphics card is recommended for computers that use Imaging or Digital Radiography

Network

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.

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)
$1,129 $2,629 $2,329 $1,299 $1,749 $2,799
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
$1,929 $2,629 $3,329 $999
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) 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
macOS Safari
Windows Safari (testing)