2 or 1?

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

  1. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    Canada
    #2
    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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