Powerbook + iMac/Display

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  1. octoberdeath macrumors regular

    octoberdeath

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    Alright I am finally deciding to go ahead and get a new setup... the one I have now is very unsatisfying. Ok so I have decided to opt for the Powerbook G4 17" so that I can do video on the go. But I find myself between a rock and a hard place. Should I add a 23" screen for when I have it parked at home... or should I get a iMac G5 for home use? If I get a larger screen I would use it as a duel monitor so that I could have my work palettes on the smaller screen while the pictures and videos on the larger one. If I get the iMac then I would have the G5 at my disposal and a larger hardrive.

    So what do you guys think?

    P.S. Would the Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor work with a Mac?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    I'd get the 17" PB + the Dell 24" + an external hard drive.

    Working between machines gets complicated, having the same versions of files on both is a pain. If you can keep to one it will make life easier. You can boost your PB's disk space easily, and effectively with a FW800 external disk, and the 24" Dell will give you all the screen space you need.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Witht he 17" PB, the only reason you would want a different CPU at home is if you needed dual G5 processing power for your software.

    If everything you want to do runs fine on the PB, go with a screen, external Firewire drive (for backup and archival storage) and possibly a keyboard, mouse and/or speaker system.

    That way you'll have dual monitors and all the accessories you'd ever want at home, and like e said, you won't have to sync data back and forth between CPUs.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  4. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    I would get an external display to go along with your 17 inch pb. I agree that working between machines can be a pain. Its best to keep everything centrally (if thats how you spell it) located. ;)
     
  5. octoberdeath thread starter macrumors regular

    octoberdeath

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    thanks guys for your responses. With what you guys have said I will be going with the Powerbook and an extra screen. I'm pretty sure I will go with the Dell Ultra Sharp. I do have one concern though... on the Dell website it says PC and nothing about Mac, will they still work together?
     
  6. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    Of course they'll work together :) Looks like a great monitor too! Hope you enjoy!
     

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