Frontline Computers (Established 1989) have been serving home
and business computer users for the last 24 years. We have
skilled IT staff with over 20 years of practical hands on
experience and the correct technical knowledge to help you fix
your computer as quickly as possible. That means you save time
and money every time.
Whatever you need to upgrade in your Apple Mac, whether its a
Mac hardware upgrade or
Mac software upgrade, we aim to help you as efficiently
We can visit you On-site (business), or at your home, and
attempt to upgrade your computer as we stock up to 30,000 spares
/ parts or if the job needs extensive repair we have our Apple
Mac upgrade workshop and finish the job offsite. Or you can
simply walk in to our Apple Mac Upgrade Workshop for some free and friendly advice.
We are confident that we can help you with all of your IT issues
and operate on a No-fix No-fee policy, with free advice on all
aspects of IT and computer problems. Call us today on 01293
Common possible hardware upgrades for your Apple Mac can include:
Most retail Apple Macs are supplied with around 3GB memory
which in most cases if the computer is purchased at a
competitive price it is supplied with the minimum required
amount of memory to run the Mac OS X version that the computer
was shipped with. This means, that
Mac may run sluggish
as Mac OS X utilises most of the available memory. By upgrading
the memory size up to maximum of 8GB (depending on what your
Mac and operating system supports) you will notice
your machine will speed up and a more responsive. In some cases,
if you are trying to CAD or video editing you will require a
larger size of memory to successfully run these type of software
applications. Whatever the reason why you are upgrading your
Macs memory, we have trained technicians to identify the
reason for your upgrade and recommend the amount of memory you
need to upgrade to whilst bearing in mind what your Apple Mac can
support. Our friendly staff can help you source and install the
new memory normally within a while you wait service.
Hard Disk upgrade
This is an extremely common upgrade, as many people store their
music, videos, pictures, films and files on their computer,
space can start to run out extremely quickly. Depending on the
age of your computer you may have between a 80GB to 300GB HDD.
We can easily install a new hard
disk with up to 2000GB (2TB)
drive as a secondary drive internally, or we can clone your
existing hard disk to the larger disk so that you end up with a
larger disk overall. This transfers the whole of your operating
system (Mac OS X) and all of your music, pictures, videos, films,
software programs, work files and emails. Alternatively you can
just purchase an external hard disk drive. If you are unclear
about any option, you can discuss this with our technical staff,
however this is not a while you wait service - this is in most
cases a 24 hour service.
Some users will wish to upgrade the processor in their machine.
trained technicians can identify for you the processors that
your motherboard and computer case can support and will
recommend if it is better to upgrade the processor or if it is
not a feasible upgrade and suggest that it would be cheaper to
invest in a new Mac.
Many computers use onboard graphics which in many cases is not a
very powerful video card. If you are looking to do anything like
gaming, video editing or any other graphics work which demands
more powerful rendering video card, our in-house experts can
advise you on what your computer supports and can supply and fit
the video card fairly quickly.
Depending on the reason for why you are upgrading your
in some cases your
Mac case may not support
a different motherboard. In some cases you will find that by
upgrading the board with a newer motherboard, it may use newer
generation components like newer Memory, Processor, Drive
connections which your old Mac's older generation components
may not support. Our in-house experts can advise you if this is
possible and help you supply and fit the correct motherboard.
Power Supply upgrade
As you upgrade you Mac, you may require a higher wattage
supply to be able to supply power to the additional
components installed. We can advise the price breaks for each
power supply unit and alert you if you have a proprietary power
supply unit or if it is standard power supply unit. Our trained
staff can carry out the upgrade with a same day turnaround
(providing the power supply unit is in stock).
Optical Drive (CD, DVD or CDRW drive)
Some older Macs are supplied with just a CD or DVD drive.
It is common for users to want to
backup their pictures, videos,
music or data files to CD or DVD and play DVDs on their
Mac. Our skilled staff can supply inexpensively and fit a DVDRW drive while you wait. A DVDRW will allow you to read and
write CDs, DVDs (most formats).
USB 2.0 3.0 Port upgrade
Depending on how old your Mac is, you may have old versions of
ports for example USB 1.0, USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 - faster speed
hardware is available, so to run this hardware at the optimal
speed / speed it has been designed for you may need to upgrade
your USB ports. It could be that you just need additional USB
ports as you don't have enough USB ports built in to the
computer. Whatever the reason for you upgrading your USB ports,
we have skilled IT technicians who can supply and fit USB
expansion cards in a while you wait service.
Most computers are not shipped with firewire cards aka IEEE 1394
interface as standard. Many people
require firewire for high
definition audio and video - using such devices like Apple IPOD
with their PC. We can source and install while you wait a new
firewire expansion card into your pc. Call us today to enquire.
Serial Port upgrade
For years now, since the USB has become a mainstream interface,
it has has replaced serial ports (aka COM port) and consequently
manufacturers no longer manufacture computers with serial ports.
However, a lot of technical diagnostics and servicing hardware
and software require serial ports. There are two methods
available, one is to have a serial port expansion card, or the
other option is to have a USB to serial cable. We can look at
your Mac's specification and advise you on which is the best
option for your software and in some cases test that your
hardware / software will run with the new serial port upgrade.
If you are installing several drives and high powered video
Mac, you may require more ventilation
(additional fans) to compensate for the extra heat created by
the additional hardware installed in your case. Additional
ventilation can include chassis fans (fix to the case) or you
can have VGA and CPU heat sink and fans. We stock all whole
variety of fans and heat sinks and all can be fitted in a while
you wait service.
Apple build some of their Macs in small size (micro ATX)
cases for a compact design but this means that it may not allow
for any additional hardware to be fitted when it comes to
upgrading your computer. We can supply taller (full size ATX
cases) as well as super size cases or cases with LED running
lights cases with digital displays. Whatever your preference, we
can help you select the right case for you from the available
selection we have. Call us today to speak to one of our friendly
staff for some free advice.
All in 1 Card Reader upgrade
There are many standards of memory cards and therefore it is
best to get al all in 1 Card reader
which will support all
common sizes of memory cards. You can get an internal all in 1
card reader which you can have fitted into your Mac or a
USB memory card readers which don't require installing as they
are plug and play. What ever option you require, both are
installable within a while you wait service. Call today to find
out more... 01293 415000.
Common possible software upgrades for your Apple Mac can include:
Mac OS X
Many Apple Macs still being used by people are running
Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther), Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), Mac OS X 10.5
(Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Whilst these versions of
Mac OS X are
acceptable for many home users, there is many
upgrading to the latest OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
cases, customers have found that the their Mac will run
faster with the new MAC OS X as it utilise the resources better.
We can advise you if you upgrade your Mac OS X operating system,
if your Apple Mac specification meets the minimum system
requirements to run Mac OS X and if not, the hardware upgrade
costs (if any) required to meet the minimum system requirements.
We can also help with backing up all your data and emails,
loading the new operating system with full drivers and windows
update and then putting back your full data and email within the
new operating system. Basically we help with everything from
start to finish.
Mac Antivirus Upgrade
Many people knowingly don't use antivirus software for their Apple Mac
the Mac OS X is renowned for not getting viruses. As of 26th
June 2012 there have been reports of trojans and viruses
infecting Apple Macs around the world. This means your Apple Mac
is open to an immanent threat and if your Mac gets infected it
will lead to more cost involved
in removing the infection. We can advise on the best antivirus
for you to use, which is at a reasonable price. In
some people have descent antivirus software installed, however
it is due to expired. We can help install or upgrade the current
version to a more up to date version.
Mac Microsoft Office Upgrade
Many new people are migrating to Apple Macs but don't really
know how to use iWorks (Apple's version of Microsoft Office). The
is that when someone
emails you a word or excel file - you are not able to open it as
you have the old
version. It's not just that, but there has been
a lot of improvements in the new versions of Office and
therefore there is merit for upgrading to the latest version. We
have skilled IT staff and can help you install the latest
version of Microsoft Office designed for Mac OS X to run on your
Apple Mac. We can upgrade your version of
Microsoft Office for Mac by correctly uninstalling the old version and installing
the new version and making sure all of your old documents still
work with the new version.
Upgrading all major Apple Mac models
We support Apple Mac, Apple Mac Pro, Apple Mac mini
Don't forget that for many of the leading brands we are official
partners, resellers and a repair centre.
We have a no fix no fee policy and we offer free advice - you
can call today 01293 415000.