help me decide?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by slimjim40, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. slimjim40 macrumors member

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    I've got a Dual 2 GHz powerPC G5 which I bought in 2004 with a 23 inch ADC monitor.

    My wife has a 2.1 GHz 13 inch laptop bought last winter which seems to run faster.

    I'm starting to get a bit annoyed because some applications are starting to be intel only and my once bugatti of a computer is now decidedly toyota prius.

    Which of the current laptop line up should I get for photoshop and writing, surfing usage. (I can get my adc 23 inch monitor to work with laptop using the right connector which I have)

    Which has the most longevity I suppose? Price isn't the main issue

    I heard the 17 inch is a bit cumbersome?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  3. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    It really depends on whether you would be comfortable with a 15" or 13" display while away from the larger display. You are able to upgrade the hard drive on all the new notebooks to as large of drives as they will make in the future, all macbook pros can go up to 8 gigs of memory. In reality, I think these are the most future-proof notebooks (across the line) they have had in a long time.
     
  4. slimjim40 thread starter macrumors member

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    That sounds interesting! wis there any official info on that?
     
  5. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a better idea.

    Sell your PowerMac G5 and buy a new Mac Pro
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    not really, its just putting two and two together.

    mac laptops support SATA I & II, its the mainstream 'thing' at the moment, as long as future drives stay at the same size then its all fine.

    you'll have to trust us :p
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Calling that "overkill" is an insult to overkill. You're telling someone who uses a computer for browsing to buy a portable server. That's what you're saying.
     
  8. slimjim40 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did actually need the g5 when I bought as was creating a lot of digital video art

    now i just do big photographic images
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    how big??
     
  10. slimjim40 thread starter macrumors member

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    high res composites up to 1 metre wide and commonly 500mb in size

    but many are smaller
     

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