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 Post subject: new comp?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:59 pm 
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hey guys...i'm looking to get a new laptop and i definitely want something with great video/pic viewing abilities so that i can do cool stuff w/ my boarding vids. something hi res?

not sure what to get, i've had the same dell inspiron since freshman year (and i'm a 5th year senior, ouch)

help!


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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Get a Mac!


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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:33 pm 
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yeah go a mac book pro. if you really want windows then just run windows off it (will work seamlessly).

i just picked up a refurbished 15" with the ESSENTIAL anti glare monitor for $1490 + tax. That's the 2.53 proc version (base model mac book pro). I think the dual graphics card versions aren't really worth the hastle, as you have to log out/log on if you want to switch between them. Basically all it is good for is faster renders, but when i'm doing my own work for fun i don't mind waiting.

By the way i work as a visual effects artist and sit behind a 64bit windows box AND 64 bit linux box all day, so i know the benefits of all the different systems for "video/pic viewing abilities".

get a mac


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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:33 pm 
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I like the Sony Viao's but I work for Sony so I'm a little bias.

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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:55 am 
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Mac for sure. :thatrocks:

That is all.


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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:11 am 
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mac is easy, but pricey, if money is not an issue do a mac for sure. Otherwise get way more power for your money and get a nice Toshiba (best pc reliability laptop) with hdmi out and at least 4gb ram, 500gb hd and core two duo at least if you can swing a quad core do that, and go windows 7 64bit.


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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:35 am 
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Get a refurbished Mac to save some cash. Also, you can get a student discount if you give the mac website a school that you *go* to.

I work on both- I will never buy a windows machine for myself again in my life. They don't even compare.

(Especially if you're interest is for photos and videos...)


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 Post subject: Re: new comp?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:03 pm 
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Get a Mac. Find one on craigslist if you're financially challenged or a cheapskate like me.


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