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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chrisvatah, May 31, 2006.

  1. chrisvatah macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have a windows hp, but I think I'm going to get a mac. I do a lot of video editing, flash, webdesign, and photoshop work. I just wanted to know which mac I should get (space wise). I don't think the mac mini would suit my video work and picture work. If you could, give me some advice on which mac to buy. Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Hello Chris

    It really depends on a couple of factors. Firstly, how much do you want to spend, and secondly is portability something you feel is important?

    I would be saying iMac 20", but it may be wrong depending on the answers to those questions.
     
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I would also say a 20" imac. It's powerful, elegent and will last you a long time. Otherwise something like a Macbook Pro or even Macbook or you want a portable.
     
  4. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    Adobe CS isn't a universal app yet - you might want to either get a used G5 or just hold off.
     
  5. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Ditto. A refurb G5 will save you some money, let you experience the Mac, and not have to worry about non-Universal applications like Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Then, once the PowerMac replacements are announced (Mac Pros) you can make a more informed purchasing decision.

    It sounds like you might be a "power" or pro user, so I'd tread carefully; they're the last line (sans servers) to make the Intel switch so a lot could change in the next few months.
     
  6. chrisvatah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks you everyone for replying. Price isn't too much of a concern and It doesn't have to be protable at all. Hope this helps,
    Chris
     
  7. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    Costco the G5, then return within 6 months for a feeler. (This is like the trillionth time I've attempted to get others to scam Costco.. I LOVE THAT PLACE BTW). Then consider the 20 inch (such a thing of beauty) and pricegrabber it (or retail if you don't like waiting). Don't forget to upgrade the RAM!
     
  8. chrisvatah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, well thank you guys for all the help. I think I'm going to just get the 20" Imac you guys recomended. Thanks and if I have any other questions, I'll ask.
    Chris
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    Nice one Chris. You know where we are if you have any questions :)
     
  10. sunrobby macrumors regular

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    i have adobe cs2 installed on my MBP and it's working though it's not universal yet, i just wonder maybe i will get some functionality not working? I havent use it too much and so far so good.. i also have logic express, shake.. they are not universal either but it's working. That's what rosetta should working right? make non universal app works on intel mac?
     

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