A&P Desktop or Laptop?

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  1. mikmit

    mikmit :o? OT Supporter

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    What do you guys use? I have always built my computers on newegg for the last 10 years but now I am wondering if I should just buy a laptop. i dont see myself toting my laptop around but i've never owned one so i dont really know. i used to be a pro gamer (cs dod etc) but now i dont play games and i'm trying to use my pc just for internet and photography stuff. i dont mind putting a pc together on newegg for like 2k but i also have been thinking of getting the macbook pro (after i see what the specs are on the 2010 models). any suggestions/comments on this?

    edit: dunno if you can see this list but this is the computer i was thinking of making. win 7, forgot to add it in there

    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=10371034
     
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  2. Professor Chaos

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    Well it's up to you really.

    If you want portability then go for the MBP. Otherwise spend the money on a large LCD + desktop.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I used to have a laptop and I went back to a desktop. For my purposes (photography and internet) it's perfect. For the same money you can get a much better desktop than laptop. I only remember taking my laptop out a few times since most of my things were on externals it became pointless.
     
  4. mikmit

    mikmit :o? OT Supporter

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    thanks i was leaning more towards the desktop because you get 2x the power while paying the same price.
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    laptops are nice for portability and general apps/net usage

    desktops have TONS more power, tons more hard drive space, the ability for any monitor(s) you want.

    different applications for each. my desktop is used daily. my laptop sits in a bag.
     
  6. the Rosswog

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    I've been using my macbook pro + 23" Cinema display for over 3 years now. It's wonderful. And the new MacBook Pros are even better.
     
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    make sure your LCD is real nice.. it's not going to be good for gaming though
     
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    I wouldn't trade my MBP for anything but at some point will will be buying another desktop. I have a 26LCD mounted on the wall and enough power in the MBP to do what I need so it's a win win. I'm normally on the couch when goofing off so can't use a desktop but when I need to work I plug to 2-3 cables and I'm good to go with all my externals, monitor, etc.
     
  9. mikmit

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    gah, im going to end up buying both desktop and mbp and xfering data via my externals lol. i really cant make up my mind.
     
  10. Girth

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    I don't think there's a laptop out there worth buying to do all your editing on, because like you said, twice the power w/ about the same cost.
     
  11. mikmit

    mikmit :o? OT Supporter

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    you know, girth, i imagine you to look like your av. :shrug: i like you :kiss:
     
  12. havelegs

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    This. Although my laptop is only a few months old and has much better technology than my desktop it doesn't have the HDD space that I need and I don't want to work with slow externals.
     
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    Desktop for sure, unless you need portability. I still use the desktop I built over 3 years ago a lot more than my 17" MacBook Pro unibody. I honestly feel like it's more powerful and my productivity is a lot more efficient on it.
     
  14. Girth

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    i look NOTHING like my av. :rofl:

    thanks though. :love:
     
  15. SkiMax

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    I love my MBP but I also carry it to school every day...

    Has plenty of power for what I use and I do heavy photoshop, illustrator, 3d modelling, cad etc...
     
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    Does it really matter? You can get a good spec c2duo in a laptop with 4+ gigs of ram and it will have no problem crunching any raw files in lightroom etc... The only thing I would budget in is a good lcd for the desk at home if you want to get serious about colour/workflow, but even that isn't so critical.
     
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    The only thing I hate about my laptop is when I need to do some rendering, otherwise I'd never want to have a desktop again.
     
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    ideally both, but I've put of buying a desktop till the next gen mac pros are out, and really don't have a problem with a mbp for editing. hook it up to a external monitor, mouse and keyboard and theres no difference between an imac and it
     
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    Desktop, build yourself a nice i7 machine. And trust me if you have a good computer you would want to try some of the new games.
     
  20. mikmit

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    im done with games but i am going to build an i7 machines. i go all out with my pc's so that more like an investment for the next 2-3 years. then build another one. i used to be a pro gamer so its kind of out of habit :T

    my desktop im putting together next month

    Intel i7 920
    12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC1600
    80GB SSD for OS/apps
    2 1TB WD Black or R3 (Raid 1)
    Asus mobo
    nVidia gfx card (280+)
    Overall system will cost me like 2500-2800.

    Overkill for what I'm wanting to do? Yes. Money to build? No problem.
     
  21. SonicYan

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    laptop with external monitor here. :o
     
  22. Bob Loblaw

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    im tossing up building a core i7 hackintosh, or just getting a 13" mbp
     
  23. Gvidon

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    Don't forget Corsair HX1000W PSU :x:

    And get Noctua 120mm CPU cooler if you plan on OC'ing or just keeping it cool all the time.
     
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    laptop with docking station FTW
     
  25. mikmit

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    actually i was looking at one of the corsair 750W

    i heard a lot about the noctua but im not an OC'er. :T maybe just a little bit but not by much
     

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