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Poll: What would be better for design work? (20 member(s) have cast votes)

What would be better for design work?

  1. Apple iBook (10 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

  2. Alienware/Dell Centrino notebook (8 votes [44.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

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#1 SadisticSaviorX


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:38 PM

In everyones professional opinions...
Which would you rather have for mobile design? (class to class)

Im not looking for a desktop replacement power machine.. just something portable to go around school with and use at home on my wireless lan. =]

Any help would be appreciated!

Happy Holidays =]

#2 Faneramx


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:06 PM

ibook !!! very good interface (osx Tiger) and very easy to use

#3 Bourne


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:09 PM

For portability, apple iBook. For power, Alienware/Dell.

#4 baby-g



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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:52 PM

even though Apple computers are less powerful, the os is so good it makes up for it. I don't have too much experience using macs, but i would say they are peobably the best option for design work. Have you thought about waiting till they go intel tho?

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:16 PM

iBook, are great for students, write words docs, surf the internet, listen to tunes watch music. For Design you may want to save a bit and get a powerbook little more grunt, but a good iBook will still do the trick, make sure you get the 15" thou, i suspect the 12" will be just to small.but os wise, Tiger is an amazing os, when i switched to mac like a week ago i didn't really know what to expect from the os, except from what i had seen and read on apple.com, but as soon as i booted up and saw how cool, and easy it was to just setup the mac i new that i could never go back to a pc. Overall great laptop, and i think you should get it before the intel macs come out, most people think that the first wave will be buggy

#6 theMAN


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:50 PM

if you want something portable: ibook, but I would wait 'cause in mid year they'll release the pentium ibook

#7 hugo


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:03 PM

ibook. it's slim design and round edges make it better to transport it without damaging it. (as a student this is verry important for me, only don't have the money to buy 1 :cry: )

for power: get a desktop! :P

#8 xpheno9x



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Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:41 AM

i definately would agree with the postees that have written before me. the iBook is sleek and stylish, and just the idea of seeing someone with one rather then a dell laptop of any kind is just impressive. very professional image, if you ask me

besides that, i have one and i love it !

#9 Aqua Structure

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 02:03 AM

Whatever you do, don't buy now. Apple will probably be unveiling new PowerBooks at Macworld 06 in January.

#10 cmkumar2k


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Posted 08 December 2005 - 03:30 AM

no doubt... its iBOOK... (Y)

#11 JakeTopgear



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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:30 PM

The iBook is much better for things like this!
and its not heavy!

#12 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 12:34 AM

I prefer windows based laptops mainly because of games.

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