Large screen or more ram?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by simonmorley1, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    im having issues making up my mind about buying a G5. i cant decide to go for the 17" screen and 1GB ram or a 20" screen and 1/2 GB Ram.

    any suggestions?
     
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    Daveman Deluxe

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    It depends on what you're going to do with it. If you're more of a typical "consumer" (email, word processing, etc.) go for the big screen so you can also watch DVDs.

    If you're more into image editing and the like, go for the smaller screen and more RAM. I know a bigger screen is better for those applications, but the need for RAM trumps the need for a large screen.
     
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    edesignuk

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    Get the 20" and 512MB RAM. If you get the 17" you will only sit there looking at it wishing you had put the money towards getting that 20" cinema. 512MB will get you by, and you can upgrade this very easily and cheaply at a later stage, you can't upgrade from a 17" to 20" quite so easily.

    edit: BTW, if you do go for a 17" 'regular' ratio LCD, don't get the Apple one, they are out dated, and over priced, better can be had for less.
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    Agreed.
     
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    edesignuk

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    Good :D :p :cool:
     
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    I have an Apple 17" display on order along with my G5. I am disappointed that you feel it is old and over-priced. Mind you, I could still cancel it.

    What do you recommend? I like the look of the Apple unit and would find it difficult to accept a more traditional-looking screen on these awful stands . .

    Open to persuasion!
     
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    edesignuk

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    How about the Formac Gallery 1740? The 17" Apple LCD costs £549, the Formac can be had for around £80-£150 less, depending on the exact model (what ports u want).
     

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