12 " + 17 or 19" monitor or 15 " powerbook -- which to buy

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  1. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    I need some advice

    I'm contemplating getting a 12" powerbook plus a 17" or possibly even 19" monitor or a 15" powerbook with larger monitor several months from now

    The purpose that i need this computer is Final Cut Pro editing -- MiniDV work and photoshop manipulation on the go, along with word processing for class and taking it to lectures with me to take notes.

    The 15 inch alone is also almost $1000 CDN more then the 12" and monitor combo.

    Price aside, which isn't to say isn't a determining factor

    i don't know which would be the better purchase, my biggest concern about the 12" is that although i plan on using it with a monitor when doing final cut pro work, i also plan on doing a lot of mobile work because i hate being stuck in my house, so is the 12" and issue when working video files?

    can anyone help me in making this decision

    --- if clarity is needed to any of the points please to not hesitate to post a message about it, as it is late in the night here and my ability think and write in a logical manner is not as good as during the day--
  2. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    i would say go for the 15". i used to have a TiBook... the screen size was good compared to the 12 & even 14" of screen on the iBooks.

    the 15" screen is a good size, i would say don't skimp on that. and you should also goto a Apple store and try one out before yoiu buy, just to be sure.

    hope that helps.
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    obviously, you should wait until tomorrow to see what comes out. it's possible 12" PB gets a better screen. whatever comes out, you definitely should go take a look yourself... i own a 12" PB and i love it to death, but 15" Ti's screen is clearly better, as far as i'm concerned. it's not only bigger but i think it's brighter, as well.

    unless mobile computing is your #1 concern, i'd go for 15". it's certainly portable enough for most uses and i think you will be better off with it to use with fcp.

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