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    i was thinking of shelling for a Macbook. Basically I was looking at getting one to run Adobe CS suite, final cut etc. Would the bog standard one be able to cope well enough? Or is it better to get a refurbished one, and where from?
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    got mine this friday but can't tell you much as i haven't installed illustrator and stuff yet... it's a jewel.

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    *hijack*

    if, (thats an if nav) i got a macbook how easy is it to transfer all my shit (photos, skate footage) from my normal laptizzy onto it?

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    Any of the new intel ones will run CS3 without any problems, although 2gb of ram is recommended if you are thinking of running a few apps at the same time. If you are going to get a refurb, cancom are just about the only authorised retailer. I think it's cancom.co.uk ? I bought a refurb mac mini a few years ago, and it was spot on.

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    check the minimum requirements on the adobe and final cut websites, My mac works like a dream and it's full to the brim with very heavy software. I've only got 1gb ram but if you got a macbook with 2 then u would be in heaven i reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by judith priest View Post
    *hijack*
    if, (thats an if nav) i got a macbook how easy is it to transfer all my shit (photos, skate footage) from my normal laptizzy onto it?
    Judith, I just copied all my photos, video etc onto a seperate harddrive and then just copied it all across. So easy.
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    Firewire network, your old laptop to yer mac book. super fast transfer speeds direct from one computer to the other.

    http://lifehacker.com/software/netwo...ire-173973.php

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    Oooo geek thread, stoked.

    flipping coin between what to buy first, shelling out on a DVX (vidcamera) or a Macbook Pro. Leaning towards upgrading me camera first.

    As for laptop, macbook 17inch (beast!) or a 15 (movability) is my main concern. Oh and the price tag
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    i nearly forked out on a mac, but realised that the fraction of the price i could get a beasty new desktop pc, 2gb ram, 3ghz dual core, beasty graphics card, 250quid, bargin!

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    i just got a 2.16ghz 120gb 1gb ram macbook and can run after effects, final cut, photoshop and all my other work stuff with no problems. it occasionally gets a bit laggy when rendering shit, but its a hell of a lot more stable than my old pc.

    i hardly ever use my pc anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasnip2000 View Post
    Oooo geek thread, stoked.

    flipping coin between what to buy first, shelling out on a DVX (vidcamera) or a Macbook Pro. Leaning towards upgrading me camera first.

    As for laptop, macbook 17inch (beast!) or a 15 (movability) is my main concern. Oh and the price tag
    Save up a shitload more and get a HVX - it'll open more doors for you as a camera operator than any miniDV cam, if that's the career path you're headed on - along with giving you the necessary impetus to learn about HD editing and authoring. If i had the cash, I would've got one over the DVX. You can build a HD capable PC relatively cheap if need be and the price of hardware is constantly falling. One of those things though...

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    macbook pro all the way.

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    all computers are shit

    (apart from my one, it has super intell dxgt chrome hardive with a 150mill gig super bit byte system that runs off a protocool internal substitute backup ram drive )
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    Get an old iBook, not as expensive and perfectly capable for Photoshop.

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