2 or 1?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bob Jovi, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Hi and happy new year all,

    Since the end of last year I've been considering selling up my 2.3 G5 powermac with 4GB RAM and 2.0 macbook and getting a refurb MPB. I do quite a bit of video editing and although I like the desktop/laptop combo I was wondering what people thought about going for a single unit.

  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    It's really up to personal preferences and your needs/uses.

    Ask yourself
    - if you mind doing your video editing on a 15" or 17" screen, and losing the real estate?
    - if you also need to purchase an external monitor in order to get that work done?
    - how much of your work do you do on the go (MBP/MB) vs. at home/work (G5)?
    - would your money be better spent by upgrading the G5? (you've got the dual 2.3, right? It's only 3 years old or so.)

    I like the portability and power of my MBP, and use it for those things, while a lot of my work at home is done on my old PC box (emails, Net surfing, video watching). I love having a portable computer and a home workstation. When my PC finally dies, it will be replaced with a Mac home workstation of some kind.

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