What computer for optimal Student Use, Graphic Design?

G5Unit

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I'm a student currently in 11th grade and I believe it's time to upgrade.

My current computer is a PowerMac G5 Single 1.8Ghz and it just doesn't seem to cut it anymore.

As I do a lot of work in CS3 and After Effects, what mac would best be optimal for me needs?

I already own a 24 inch screen, but that, and along with the PowerMac, can be sold if necessary.

I just haven't really been able to keep up since the Intel days began so I figured I'd ask here:)

My budget is essentially $2000, though that's no fixed.


Thank you!
 

cosmokanga2

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I'm a student currently in 11th grade and I believe it's time to upgrade.

My current computer is a PowerMac G5 Single 1.8Ghz and it just doesn't seem to cut it anymore.

As I do a lot of work in CS3 and After Effects, what mac would best be optimal for me needs?

I already own a 24 inch screen, but that, and along with the PowerMac, can be sold if necessary.

I just haven't really been able to keep up since the Intel days began so I figured I'd ask here:)

My budget is essentially $2000, though that's no fixed.


Thank you!
I'm in the Exact same boat as you. I've been saving for 1.5 years for the MBP and can't wait for the new ones. I go to the Apple stores every couple months though to "Get my fix", but soon I need a permanent one.
 

nidserz

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I would wait for the new MBP. It will serve ur needs, last long, and adds portability.
 

mariotheotaku

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I would wait for the new MBP. It will serve ur needs, last long, and adds portability.
Agreed. I am also going for Web and Graphic Design and a MBP will be a good choice. I got one and its been great so far.
 

mobilehaathi

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I don't do graphic design, but the MBP is a sweeeeet machine. It should suit your needs beautifully. Or if you're looking for a desktop, the iMac could work well for ya.
 

Umbongo

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You can get a first generation Mac Pro for under $2,000 on eBay, spending some time hunting you can get alot for $2,000. Increased memory, more hard drives, sometimes even Applecare. You can also get a refurb quad core 2.8GHz from Apple for $2,000 when they have them.