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Apple What should I buy?

Discussion in 'Software' started by giganten, 15 Dec 2005.

  1. giganten

    giganten Artist

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    Okay.. I dont know so much about mac :confused:...
    I will use it for web browsing, photo editing, and maybe some music. But dont know what to buy, what is the best thing to spend my money on?

    1: Mac mini 1.42ghz 80gb, and a ipod nano 2gb.

    2: Ibook 12"inch and a LeBAG [​IMG]
    this will be littel more expensive..

    Thanks for help...
     
  2. seebul

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    well it depends what you want doesn't it? do you want a desktop or a laptop? personally id go with an ibook because there amazing :D and of course they have a better spec than the mac mini.


    EDIT: looks like the mac mini actually has about the same spec as a ibook, my bad.
     
  3. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Don't forget you need a screen with the macmini. They are very likely in specs, so if you don't have a screen to spare atm, I would definatly go with the iBook. It will portable and the price difference will be very small.. definatly worth the little extra to go portable.

    good luck
    L
     
  4. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    The iBook has a slight advantage over the mini, but only in the graphics department, ie you can have two screens (mirror and spanning with a hack) and its also a Radeon 9500Mobility, which isn't a bad card.
     
  5. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Hmm, how comes the 12" Powerbook only has a 5200 then? Although it does have more memory, surely a 9550 is more powerful than a 5200?
     
  6. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    You'd be suprised! I thought powerbooks came with 9700's? Or maybe the 12" comes with a 5200, dunno.

    The 9550m is pretty dire though, It doesnt play halo very well at all.
     
  7. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Get a cheaper Windows laptop.
     
  8. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    :eyebrow:
     
  9. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Wrong subforum! :grr:
     
  10. seebul

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    yer!!!! get out :D
     
  11. giganten

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    No. :wallbash: i dont want a windows laptop...

    I will not play much on it. But is the 9550 good to use for photo editing (photoshop).

    The powerbooks are littel to expensive for me.
     
  12. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    yes of course, graphics matter little when it comes to editing.
     
  13. Valo

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    as far as i can make out fx5200 produces less heat and provides better battery life than mob radeon 9500, so i guess that's how it made its way into uber-portable 12" powerbook :) and its pc version plays gta-sa very nicely :)
     
  14. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    OT:

    I'm actually quite suprised at what the 5200's are capable of. My friend used to play CS:Source on one, and managed to get good framerates!
     
  15. Valo

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    i managed to run battlefield 2 on my fx5200 go:) and actually could play it - 800x600 lowest details, but still, ownage :)
     
  16. phantomxc

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    12 inch pb does come with the 5200 go, i was just ripping one apart like an hour ago(worst design by apple) 15 and 17 both have 128 9700s. (i love working on those) i think the ibook and mac mini only have 32 mb of vram though ibook being the 9550 and the mini being the 9200. the i book is limted on resolution though and for photoshop and stuff like that it would bother me. i think the max on the mini is 1280 as the ibook is 1024
     
  17. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I can say unequivocally that the (current) 12" Powerbook has better graphics capabilities than the current 12" iBook :)
     
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