Going to europe: what laptop to take...

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  1. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    Im a photographer, never been to europe though...


    i use a canon 5D, and would like to incorperate my aperture workflow overseas with all the raws i'll be taking..

    ideas?

    mind you...it has to be very portable...so..could i get aperture to run on my 1.33ghz powerbook?
     
  2. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Off Apples Site:


    Minimum System Requirements

    * One of the following Macintosh computers:
    o Power Mac G5 with a 1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster PowerPC G5 processor
    o 15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with a 1.25 GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor
    o 17- or 20-inch iMac G5 with a 1.8 GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor
    o Not supported on Intel-based Mac computers with Rosetta; a Universal version to be available in April
    * Mac OS X version 10.4.3 “Tiger” or later
    * 1GB of RAM
    * One of the following graphics cards:
    o ATI Radeon x600 Pro or x600 XT
    o ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
    o ATI Radeon X850 XT
    o ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro
    o ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    o ATI Radeon 9600, 9600 XT, 9600 Pro, or 9650
    o ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 or 9600
    o NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE or 6600
    o NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL
    o NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
    o NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    * 5GB of disk space for application, templates, and tutorial
    * DVD drive for installation

    Recommended System

    * Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 or faster
    * Mac OS X version 10.4.3 “Tiger” or later
    * 2GB of RAM
    * One of the following graphics cards:
    o ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition
    o ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro
    o NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL or 6800 GT DDL
    o NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
    o NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    * 5GB of disk space for application, templates, and tutorial
    * DVD drive for installation

    You can run it but it looks like it will take ages.
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    Make sure you have all of you equipment padlocked to your body. Europe is bad news for getting gear stolen.
     
  4. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on where he was going. London and Dublin you wouldnt need any more secutiry carrying it around then you would here. But italy, padlocks may not be a bad idea.
     
  5. zami macrumors regular

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    Excuse me! Having spent half my life in Italy and half in the UK I can assure that as regards theft the UK takes the gold medal. Try as they might no other nation can challenge us in car theft for example.

    Italy is far far safer on the street than the UK full stop. Alchohol fuelled violence is very common in most town centres on friday and saturday nights and arguments escalate quickly into physical attack.
     
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    You're going to need one of the faster 15" PowerBooks, or a 15" PowerBook and run Aperture under Rosetta. I don't think either is a perfect solution, but if you need to bring a 5D along, yeah you'd need a place to offload those photos.
     
  7. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    Aperture doesn't work under Rosetta.
     
  8. poolin1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    k next question....


    how do i get it on my powerbook 12" 1.33 ghz...


    the cd drive does not work...

    what is the procedure...i have a 15" powerbook with a working slot drive....whats that firewire procedure to install it?
     
  9. eXan macrumors 601

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    you mean MacBook Pro, don't you? ;)
     
  10. ieani macrumors 6502a

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    I only spent a few days in either city and those were just my impressions. I had some friends though(that were girls) go to Italy and was one was physically groped by an italian male. And then in Paris they were harrassed constantly on the subway.
     
  11. alienex macrumors regular

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    I dont know anything about cameras but I was in Europe recently London and Paris. I didnt have ANY problems in either city with ANY issue at all. People in London are EXTREMELY FRIENDLY in my experience. Paris has AMAZING FOOD and sights and shopping. I enjoyed both places alot and I want go back ASAP. Enjoy your time.
     

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