Just Bought Myself a Wicked System!

SLCentral

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Jan 18, 2004
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Hey guys,

Just placed the order button on my latest (and greatest) Mac system to date: an PowerBook G4 1.67GHz 15" with a 30" Apple LCD to go with it!

The PowerBook is stock, with the exception of the updated Video RAM. I'll have to add regular RAM later, as I don't have any cash left after this $5K purchase!

I decided to go with the refurbished 30" display to save some money. I've bought things through the refurbished store on Apple with no problems before, and saving money is always good, so I thought I would go for it.

The total came out to $5075 after tax with edu discount. This is, by far, the biggest computer purchase I've ever made. In fact, it beats the 2nd biggest by $3,000. Yet, once it is set up, I am sure I'll have no remorse.

I also picked up a glass desk and leather chair from OfficeMax to go with it, although I am a bit concerned on how my neck will feel looking at a 30" screen all the time. Hopefully the desk/chair will work well with the big display. Can anyone shed any light on this?

I'm hoping I'll get it early next week. I actually wanted to pick it up in the store, just to make sure there was no problems (as I could open it at the store, and exchange it if necessary right there), but apparently, the only PowerBook model with the extra VRAM that they sell in stores is the Ultimate version, which includes the extra VRAM, 1GB of RAM, and a 100GB HD. I didn't find a need for the last two, and since the Edu. discount does not work with the Ultimate model, I just bought it online.

Now its the hardest part...waiting!
 

zelmo

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No, he's right. The 15" 1.67GHz with the 128MB dual DVI card will drive the 30" display, at least according to the Apple Store.
 

edesignuk

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The 15" SuperDrive PB with the 128MB dual-link DVI video upgrade will power the 30" ACD.

Awesome buy, don't forget we will be wanting
!!
 

SLCentral

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daveway00 said:
Sweet Setup, I can only hope to have one like it one day.
Why didn't you just go for 17"?
Although it sounds crazy after spending $5K, I wanted to save some money, and the 17" was significantly more expensive, not to mention heavier. I didn't think I needed the bigger screen when I'm being portable anyways.
 

maclamb

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Jan 28, 2002
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vicious tangent

"Who put out their coals on my floor?!"- Billy Ray Valentine


Isn't the line from Trading Places "Kools" - as in the cigarettes - or are you making a joke and I'm not getting it...?
:confused:
 

wide

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awesome! congratulations on your purchase

can you post some pics once you've set it all up?
 

ChrisBrightwell

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stoid said:
[...] *ALMOST* 4 full 15 inch PowerBook screens onto a single 30 inch.
1280 * 854 = 1093120
2560 * 1600 = 4096000
4096000 / 1093120 = 3.74

Holy crap that's a lot of pixels.

Just for fun .... :)
1024 * 768 = 786435
4096000 / 786435 = 5.208

Now *that's* impressive. :)

And the 20" LCD (which I have) ...
1680 * 1050 = 1764000
4096000 / 1764000 = 2.321

That's the most impressive number to me. I couldn't imagine having more than twice the real estate on a single screen. I don't know how I'd ever use it all. Wow.

Congrats on the 30" LCD, SLCentral. I'd love to see a pic of that massive LCD dwarfing the Powerbook. :)
 

SLCentral

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ChrisBrightwell said:
1280 * 854 = 1093120
2560 * 1600 = 4096000
4096000 / 1093120 = 3.74

Holy crap that's a lot of pixels.

Just for fun .... :)
1024 * 768 = 786435
4096000 / 786435 = 5.208

Now *that's* impressive. :)

And the 20" LCD (which I have) ...
1680 * 1050 = 1764000
4096000 / 1764000 = 2.321

That's the most impressive number to me. I couldn't imagine having more than twice the real estate on a single screen. I don't know how I'd ever use it all. Wow.

Congrats on the 30" LCD, SLCentral. I'd love to see a pic of that massive LCD dwarfing the Powerbook. :)
Damn, that gets me even more excited :). Thanks. Pictures will be posted, including those compariring the PB to the 30"!