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#1 CI-Hoshi

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 10:35 PM

Ok so im planning on selling my PC Laptop Its around a year old and its good for gaming. But I dont know what kind of computer I should buy, It cant be too expensive but I would prefer a Mac Laptop myself but what do you think I should get?

#2 giuliame

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 10:49 PM

Well it depends. What are you planning to use it for?

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 10:57 PM

Graphic Design and Web design and Flash Animation and 3D Rendering

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:50 PM

Processor: amd athlon 64 3200+
Ram: atleast 512
Video Card: 64MB minimum
bare minimum for new PC, since all OSes will be going to 64 bit soon

#5 Siraka_Serion_Semi

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:52 PM

3D Rendering

It means expensive hardware

#6 aleandro

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:16 AM

Well this is a windows community which has some mac user in it so you wont get an unbiased answer. I myself think that a windows machine could take care of what you just denoted giu... up there is a mac user and would prefer a powerbook. All I can say is that a pentium M laptop with 512mb of ram and 60GB would take care of your problem and cost much less than a mac here are some examples:

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averatec (knowing Averatec, expect them to be pretty aggressively priced. Oh, and they’ll be coming in a bunch of crazy colors, as well.)

the 1000 series is an ultra-portable
3.6 pound, 1-inch thick notebook
with a 10.6-inch WXGA screen,
Pentium M, 512MB RAM, 60-80GB HD,
combo drive,
802.11b/g and 10/100 ethernet,
combination 4-in-1 memory card reader supporting SD, MC, MMC and MS Pro

the 4200 series,
with a 1 1/4-inch thin profile
housing 13.3-inch WXGA screen,
either Pentium M with Centrino or Celeron-M 360 processor,
512MB RAM,
80GB HD,
multi-format DVD burner,
three USB 2.0 ports, S-Video out,
802.11g and 10/100 ethernet,
also with the 4-in-1 media card reader







Panasonic

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The R4: 10.1" XGA screen, Pentium M 753 (1.2Ghz), 512Mb of RAM, 40Gb HDD, Chipset 915GMS Exoress, 229x184x25-44 for 999g.

The T4: 12.1" XGA screen, 9 cell battery with 12h of battery life, Pentium M 753 (1.2Ghz), 512Mb of RAM, 40Gb HDD, Chipset 915GMS Exoress, 268x210x25-44 for 1.260kg

The W4: 12.1" XGA screen, Pentium M 753 (1.2hz), 8h battery life, 512Mb of RAM, 40Gb HDD, Chipset 915GMS Express, DVD-R/RW/RAM, 268x210x25-44mm

The Y4: 14.1" SXGA+ screen, Pentium M 758 (1.5Ghz), 8h battery life, 512Mb of RAM, 60Gb HDD, Chipset 915GMS Express, DVD-R/RW/RAM, 309x243x33-46mm for 1.5Kg

Sony if you want more flashy stuff they have some great stuff.
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You might also want to check out the new dell X1 I am pretty sure you could even get a free printer with that one. But in case you still favor a mac I would consider waiting until the upgrade their powerbooks.

#7 aleandro

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:18 AM

just to add something you might want to shift to a desktop if you are doing all of that. Solo's reply is great.

#8 giuliame

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:00 AM

I think the best choice for that kind of work is a desktop.
It is more powerful and expandable.

For a PC, Solo suggested an AMD. That's the best choice, but I think you'd be better off with at least 1Gb RAM and a video card featuring 128Mb VRAM. Wih that amount of memory, graphic processing would run on silk.

For a Mac, you should consider a PowerMac G5. I think the best bargains now are the 2x2 and the 2,3x2 models.

#9 CI-Hoshi

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:25 PM

Thanks for all the great suggestions, Ill probably end up getting a desktop. thanks to all of you!

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