Best value set up with matte screen advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by willie45, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. willie45 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I'm not very knowledgable about macs or computing in genera, so excuse my ignorance. I converted from windows a couple of years ago and have never regretted this. However my white iMac is not getting any younger and I am considering a newer model. I will not buy the new iMac due to its glossy screen. (I'm not wanting a debate about the glossy and my preference will not change ) I use my mac it for photography pretty much exclusively and it seems that the most likely options is to go for a mac pro with a 3rd party monitor, probably an Eizo or similar.

    However, would there be any sense in buying a macbook or MBP and using the screen with that? I am sure I don't really need the power of the Mac Pro and that a notebook of some description would do the job.

    What are your views?

    Thanks

    Willie
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You could always hook up a matte screen to a new iMac and have the matte for photographs and the glossy for palettes and misc. A mini would suffice for the work you do. It can support 2 matte screens.
     
  3. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    I know that a lot of people on here are firm believers in, buy the best Mac you can afford, if you can afford a Mac Pro, it will serve you well, and for a long time, and they tend to keep their resale value when you choose to upgrade. I personally LOVE my Mac Pro, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

    If you only want to buy a MB/P then yeah you can use it with an external monitor, plus have the advantage of portability if you need it.

    The choice is really up to you, but I can guarantee that you wouldn't be disappointed with a Mac Pro.
     
  4. willie45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well thanks for the speedy replies folks. I don't really have the space for an iMac and another screen on my desk though i can see the advantages. I wasn't sure if the Mac Mini woudl have sufficient power for what I want but if it does it is another option.

    The Pro does appeal for obvious reasons, but the expense is a bit more than I can afford at present. I certainly couldn't go for the more expensivfe versions and would be limited to the most basic. Would this still represent god value?

    I have to say maybe a few hundred pounds more iwould be money well spent in the longer term, and perhaps I should save for a bit longer and go for that.


    Anyway I appreciate the help folks so thanks again


    Willie
     

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