A 24" iMac or 20" + external?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sarah3585, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Was planning on getting the 24 inch, now considering getting the 20 inch and then in the future getting another monitor 22/23 inch. I'll use it for graphic/multimedia related work.
    With dual screens could I have say photoshop on one monitor and illustrator on the other? Or can it just be used for videos/webpages ect?
    Any advise?
     
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    119576

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    I'd recommend the 20inch and an additional display.
    Like you said; you'll want to have photoshop and illustrator running simultaneously. You can have one on each screen, which would be extremely useful.
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i would recommend the 24" model, mainly b/c of the higher resolution. then if you ever have the money for another external, you could get a 24" external to have the same size screens, which i believe is better.
     
  4. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    actually that's a good point.

    OP, go with that.
     
  5. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    Is that actually possible to have say photoshop on one and illustrator on the other?
     
  6. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Yes.
    Just make sure you have enough RAM to keep them both happy.
     

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