Help me make the switch.

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  1. blown11

    blown11 New Member

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    I am looking to get into a mac system, just for my laptop. I currently have a

    Athlon 64 3200+
    512MB ram
    80gig hd
    8x Dvd+- Dvd burner
    Radeon 9600 64MB


    Okay now my only question is, do they have a power book that will be the same specs as this? Should I wait till the G5 comes into the powerbook(dont know how long that will be, anyclues?) Time is not a problem, so waiting for the G5 to come out will be fine. Will the G5 even be as fast as what I currently have.

    It is mostly used for programming, and web design. Plan on getting into graphics alot more in the future.


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  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    a desktop G5 would be better if you really are serious about "getting into graphics" as photoshop works much better (faster) when it has a second hard drive to use as the scratch disk instead of the app and scratch disk being on the same hard drive. just something to keep in mind.

    if you do still want to go the laptop route, you could either just put up with the slower performance due to the slower hard drive and the fact that there's only one of them or you could carry an external USB2 or Firewire ard drive to use as the scratch disk.
     
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    Yeah, I do graphics, web design and all that. I would never make a notebook (PC or Apple) my primary computer. My PowerMac is perfect and rapes all the PCs at work. My GF's PowerBook serves as an excellent back up though for the road. Apple Systems process memmory so much better then PCs, that I personally will stay with Apple as long as they perform the way they do.
     
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    Even though this is a A64? A 1.5gig G4 will keep up? Would a G5 Notebook be that much better? Basically I use the notebook as a primary compouter because I am lazy and really enjoy my bed/couch.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    A G5 would definitely be much better than a G4 if you don't mind waiting.
     
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    Yeah, I would stick around for the G5 if you have to have a notebook.
     
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    Keep in mind though that the G5 laptop will generate more heat, cost more and will probably have less battery life. It was because of those things that I chose to go with a 1.33ghz G4 12" Powerbook.
     
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    bullshit, you chose to go with the G4 Powerbook because they don't make G5s yet :embd: :noes:

    just fuckin with ya :wavey:
     
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    Trust me with what I have now, the heat of the g5 will be nothing. And the battery life, dont they have something for the PB that when on battery the processor steps down, to conserve battery life?
     
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    The processor may generate a bit of heat, but that doesn't mean that the notebook will. Apple is pretty good at working around heat issues. Also, by the time G5 PowerBook comes out (rumors are this summer) there is no reason that there won't be good battery life.
     
  12. All I gotta say is the 20'' G5 Imac is saweeeeeet :bowdown:

    DANG!
     
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    Which has nothing to do with this thread. :hsugh:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    smells like xxxgames12 spirit.
     
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