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In your review of the new Quicken for Mac, you didn’t mention if it can print checks, as the prior 2007 version does. I have heard it doesn’t. Is this true?


Yes. Among the features Intuit (INTU) omitted in the new, stripped-down Quicken Essentials for Mac was the ability to print checks. In addition, as I noted in my review, the new product cannot track individual investment transactions, perform electronic bill paying, or export data to TurboTax—all of which the prior Mac version could do, despite its generally poor reputation.


I have a Mac laptop with the Intel Core 2 Duo chip. Can I run Quicken for Windows on my Mac? Thank you.


Yes, if you install Windows on your Mac. Many hard-core Quicken fans do this, since the Windows version of the program is superior.


Are there any laptops with screens measuring 19 inches or larger?


A cursory search of available laptops from major manufacturers didn’t turn up any models with screens that large. But a number of companies offer laptops with screens that measure 18.4 inches.

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