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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmstrong, Jun 22, 2009.
I'm trying to decide between a 15" Pro, 17" Pro or a 20" iMac. What do you guys use?
17" MBP sitting on an mStand with the 23" ACD
Best setup I have ever had
Woof, Woof - Dawg
24" iMac it's all you need
I have a 20" (older) g5 imac. I personally think the 20" screen is a good size. My bf has one of the newer 24" imac's and the screen is HUGE. It's really really nice, and has awesome graphics - but it's too big.
Then again, it'd ultimately depend on what you're gonna use it for. If you're a gamer, the larger screen would be nice.
My bf and i used to play WoW a lot. During that time, I was totally jealous over the larger screen! For just everyday use, the 20" is the largest I'd want.
Not sure about the 15" or 17" MBP's. I did used to have a Dell 17" widescreen which was also a good size, but i didn't like it in a laptop because it wasn't as portable.
A hackintosh with a 30" ACD.
2.93 Gainestown Mac Pro, dual 24" displays.
Graphic Designer here; have first generation alum iMac 24" extreme...more than enough for me.
PowerMacintosh G5 2.5 quad-core with DS-263N "accidentally NEC" edition.
Pro as in MacBook Pro? I would stray away from the 20" iMac, its screen is a TN as far as I have heard (will edit if incorrect). Is your purchase based on amount of space you have on your desk
Table, no desk, I live in what is best described as a box, or as I like to call it: The Square &$@thole.
I have a 20" iMac at home currently, and its a fine desktop.
I'm close to biting the bullet on a 15" MBP, and that thing will never come close to being a desktop for me. The most I'll ever connect to it is a bluetooth mouse.
I have a 20in iMac.
If you could stretch to a 17"MBP it would help.
Mac Pro connecting to a 24" WH monitor, most of the time I run it headless because I use my Laptop to do my work and send it to my Mac Pro to render using ARD.
Ah - Well, I would go with a 17" in that case. The 20" iMac I would stray away from, and ExpressCard is nice to have (17" MBP still has this, right?)
Whats in my Sig plus
SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22"
MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+
AMD Phenom 9950 BLACK EDITION 2.6Ghz Quad Core
8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 (4 x 2GB)
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
CORSAIR 650W PSU
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black
1 x WD Caviar RE 320GB (OS)
2 x WD RE3 1TB Mirrored (Documents & Photos)
2 x WD 1TB (Movies and Stuff)
Total 3.3TB Storage
If you can swing it, the 17" Pro is an awesome machine. And in cramped quarters, I think it would be nice - easy to move/hide away as needed, and you can use it wherever you please, not just on your desk.
Working away I have a uMB 13" on an MStand with a 22" BENQ (great budget screen) alongside it. At home its a 30" ACD with a MP.
...the machines in my signature and various other older winXP boxes but looking at the new whitebook to go with an HP24xx monitor I just picked up...