video killed the apple

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Nov 29, 2002.

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    jefhatfield

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    come on, apple

    make all tibooks equipped with 64 MB video cards

    make all G4s equipped with 128 MB video cards

    and make one ibook with a 32 MB video card and the other two equipped with the 64 MB video cards

    if we can't beat the PC world on price, speed, and DDR ram, then let's offer the best video cards in the world...apple is the multimedia computer, right?
     
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    agreenster

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    I hear that! 64MB, even on a Laptop seems kinda old........

    But Im sure there will be someone who disagrees.......
     
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    idkew

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    the video card is actually more important to me right now than the processor when deciding to purchase a new laptop. my 16mb card is just not doing it for me. (tibook 667 rev b)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    to get decent graphics on a computer how much videocard do you need? like 16, 32.. etc???
    I am getting an ibook soon and want to be assured that my beloved driver and needforspeed will play decently ;)
     
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    LethalWolfe

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    Re: video killed the apple


    I'd take a faster proc than a bigger vid card anyday... of course I don't work in 3D or game om my Mac so that's probably why. ;)


    Lethal
     
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    FattyMembrane

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    the rule with laptops (and imacs) is to go for the best card available since it's non-upgradable. if you plan on using the ibook for lots of gaming, go for the 32 meg card
     
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    iJon

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    Re: video killed the apple

    thats great, now my favorite mac will cost 6 thousand dollars.

    iJon
     
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    jefhatfield

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    Re: Re: video killed the apple

    see where the PC laptops are

    www.laptopmagazine.com
     
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    Re: Re: Re: video killed the apple


    link doesnt seem to work...

    sends me to a generic "URL Crawler" thing
     
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    jefhatfield

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: video killed the apple

    oops, sorry dude...my mistake ;)

    laptop magazine...you will have to go to the newsstand... the publication has so many reviews of PC laptops (and some mac laptops) and those PCs are packed with features...especially great video cards and overall cheap system prices

    but downside is,

    1) sometimes cheaply built machines (like my compaq)
    2) windows
    3) sometimes ugly industrial design

    an ibook for $1299 with an ATI 64 MB video card would be right in line with what some PC laptops offer...but with the ibook, we get os x and a much sturdier laptop

    that said, laptop magazine and mobile computing magazine usually give apple laptops four or four and a half stars in a five star rating and that is great
     

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