plugging an external display into a macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by plunar, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    my 1ghz 12" pbg4 can do it, sure. but i can also run a 10k. doesn't mean i'm good at it.

    in all my experience, perhaps the biggest gripe i have comes down to graphics on apple laptops. i'm not a gamer, but the few times i ran warcraft 3 on my machine frames would drop down to 5-10sec. quicktime movies routinely drop. forget about h.264.

    i do a lot of photo work. not really photoshop intensive, but my average photo is a 6mp RAW. going through a library of only a couple hundred is quite an arduous experience when i'm in full screen mode. i'd like to move to aperture.

    i'm tired of this kind of crap. i found delays, albeit not as significant, working on a dual g5. but at least aperture would run on that i suppose.

    so i hear the graphics on the macbook aren't anything to jump for joy over, are they that poor? i was under the impression that even the new macbooks could trump the old powermac g5s. but for my work?
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Sounds like you are a pro guy so you should consider getting one of the pro line up for the more hefty job task.

    The macbooks can hold there own but you seem like you need more power. MBP or even an iMac with the core 2 duo might be good for you.

  3. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
  4. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    ah friggin hell.

    mbp.... maybe i should just get an imac with some decent screen real-estate and save a few bucks in the process.

    15" macbook pro is a bit obtuse to carry around.... but not really enough to feel like i have a comfortably large screen for photoshop/aperture.

    i'd like to think apple plans to fill this gap they have with the 12" model sometime. sounds like a macbook is not a 12" pro, anyway you slice it. at least not with the current graphics card (or lack thereof) it is.... quite disappointing considering how gpu intensive the os alone is.

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