Finally I get "my own iMac" for usage; digital photography, iMovies, etc

mtbdudex

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My wife is going to college, so we get good price from apple store with edu discount. $200 for CS4 and $2484 for the fully loaded iMac.
(plus work announcing small bonus helped for this decision)

It's been hard for me to get computer time, sharing with wife/kids, now this is "daddy's computer" (for now).

I already have a 2TB external HD for Time Machine.

ADOBE - PHOTOSHOP CS4 EXTENDED (CTO)-USA TU050LL/A
Ships: within 24 hours Delivers: Apr 9 - Apr 14

IMAC 27"/4850-512MB Z0GF
Custom configuration

2.8GHZ QUAD-CORE INTEL CORE I7
8GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 4X2GB
2TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
8X DOUBLE-LAYER SUPERDRIVE
APPLE MAGIC MOUSE
WL KYBD & USER'S GUIDE
COUNTRY KIT,IMAC 27-INCH

Ships: 2 - 4 Business days Delivers: Apr 14 - Apr 20
Yea, I could have saved a few $'s by buying the 2nd 4GB chip myself, oh well.
This will be in the upstairs loft, which will now become the digital media zone. Computer, printer/scanner, DSLR + gear/charging, etc.
 

mtbdudex

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thats' cool. I want to know how much CS5 will be.
Is CS5 due soon? (next 2-3 months).
If so, I'll not open this, return it, and get CS5 when released.

I've got PSE8 now, but for $200 could not pass up CS4.
 

jampat

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The prediction is CS5 in the next couple of days. Until it is actually out, nobody knows for sure though.

EDIT:

It looks like the announcement is in the next couple days, but not necessarily the software.
http://cs5launch.adobe.com/
 

mtbdudex

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thx for info.....looks like I'll just keep CS4 in a box until more details know, who knows I might even get CS5 as one of 1st people???
 

mtbdudex

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Ok; I'm gonna return CS4 (expect delivered today) and get CS5.

I'll check the apple edu store for pricing/availability.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1004/10041201adobephotoshopcs5.asp

As rumored, Adobe has launched Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended - the latest versions of its image manipulation software. They will be available separately or as components of the Creative Suite 5 family of design and production software bundles. Both include revised interfaces and a host of new tools and refinements (discussed in the accompanying story). Photoshop CS5 and CS5 Extended are expected to begin shipping next month for around US $699 and $999. Licensed users of the previous versions can upgrade for $149 and $349 respectively.

Redefining the Image-Editing Experience
Now a native 64-bit application on both Mac and Windows®, Photoshop CS5 delivers superior tools and creative control so users can perform advanced image manipulations and compositing with ease.