Powerbook + iMac/Display

octoberdeath

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Alright I am finally deciding to go ahead and get a new setup... the one I have now is very unsatisfying. Ok so I have decided to opt for the Powerbook G4 17" so that I can do video on the go. But I find myself between a rock and a hard place. Should I add a 23" screen for when I have it parked at home... or should I get a iMac G5 for home use? If I get a larger screen I would use it as a duel monitor so that I could have my work palettes on the smaller screen while the pictures and videos on the larger one. If I get the iMac then I would have the G5 at my disposal and a larger hardrive.

So what do you guys think?

P.S. Would the Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor work with a Mac?
 

edesignuk

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I'd get the 17" PB + the Dell 24" + an external hard drive.

Working between machines gets complicated, having the same versions of files on both is a pain. If you can keep to one it will make life easier. You can boost your PB's disk space easily, and effectively with a FW800 external disk, and the 24" Dell will give you all the screen space you need.
 

CanadaRAM

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Witht he 17" PB, the only reason you would want a different CPU at home is if you needed dual G5 processing power for your software.

If everything you want to do runs fine on the PB, go with a screen, external Firewire drive (for backup and archival storage) and possibly a keyboard, mouse and/or speaker system.

That way you'll have dual monitors and all the accessories you'd ever want at home, and like e said, you won't have to sync data back and forth between CPUs.

Thanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 

CaptainCaveMann

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I would get an external display to go along with your 17 inch pb. I agree that working between machines can be a pain. Its best to keep everything centrally (if thats how you spell it) located. ;)
 

octoberdeath

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Feb 22, 2005
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thanks guys for your responses. With what you guys have said I will be going with the Powerbook and an extra screen. I'm pretty sure I will go with the Dell Ultra Sharp. I do have one concern though... on the Dell website it says PC and nothing about Mac, will they still work together?
 

tonyeck

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Sep 3, 2004
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octoberdeath said:
thanks guys for your responses. With what you guys have said I will be going with the Powerbook and an extra screen. I'm pretty sure I will go with the Dell Ultra Sharp. I do have one concern though... on the Dell website it says PC and nothing about Mac, will they still work together?

Of course they'll work together :) Looks like a great monitor too! Hope you enjoy!
 
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