@@@which computer should i pick, need help!!!!

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  1. minkis macrumors regular

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    i currently have an 12'' ibook g4 but i want to do fairly serious editing and play games without my computer seizing up on me. basically i am in the market for eith PCs or Macs. i just need it to have a dvd burner, be fast, lots of hard drive, and a good video card so i can play games and do editing. another problem i have is that i douse my currnet computer to pass time on trips and thats the only reason why i'm leaning toward a laptop.
    i've picked out some ideas for a computer and you can telll me what you think and recommend other computers too. i looking to spend no more than $1650 all together
    -12" powerbookwith superdrive-it can get some editing done but it doesn't have much video ram
    -17'' iMac g5- it does just about everything i need but it too has low video ram but i would save money so that i could get a little portable DVD player to take on trips
    -IBUYPOWER desktops and laptops- basically they can do the most out of my choices but i don't really wouldn't prefer to go back to windows except for the games.

    if you could help me out in this delima i would greatly appericiate it. thankx
     
  2. howard macrumors 68020

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    depends on whats more important, the games or the editing.

    if you want to play games don't waste your money on a mac. if the video editing is important invest your money in the mac.

    or if you don't care about the interface/stability/program that you use then buy a pc.

    also, why don't you use your ibook as a portable dvd player for trips?
     
  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Maybe you should look into the 15" PowerBook. 4x SuperDrive, 128MB graphics card, lots of RAM, 1.5 Ghz processor... a former teacher of mine recently bought one and that thing just FLIES! It is a great computer. But for editing... I do that on my PowerBook. See sig for details.
     
  4. minkis thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have to sell my ibook to gain the $1600, sorry about that i forgot to put that in. and a 15" like you are suggesting would be well over $2000 which is way out of my limits
     
  5. stoid macrumors 601

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    unless you have an external monitor, the 12 inch screen is probably going to be too small to do video editing with anything more powerful than iMovie. I use my 15 inch PowerBook to edit in FCP, and I am often wishing that the screen was bigger.
     

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