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Old 06-26-2012, 09:01 PM
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Looking into getting a new laptop since mine is about to explode... or turn into a fossil. Anywho. Looking for something good for photoediting/using adobe that will work quick. So a faster processor... yes? lol. And I want to spend $500 or less. No opposed to used or refurbs. And PC or Apple is fine with me, though I prefer Apple.

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Only way I can see you getting a Macbook for under $500 is refurbed, Renee can you post the usual link for us.

What size screen are you looking for? Heavy photo editing I can assume 4Gb of memory, and a i5 chip at minimum. What about storage, hard drive size?

If you prefer Mac but cant afford a refurb, maybe a used Win Vista or 7 machine with 4Gb of memory or better with Ubuntu for an OS and using GIMP instead of Adobe PS.
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Harddrive and storage space don't have to be crazy big, since I back most of my pictures up onto an
External. Not sure on screen size, average I guess.
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Renee can't get on Chaz, won't work on either computer.

I'm no help lol
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Got the Firefox working.

I have a *new* refurb coming from www.wegenermedia.com According to FedEx it will be here Tuesday

Check it out. G4s are under $300. They're really good about answering all your questions, too.
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I found both of these, but honestly, I am horrible about knowing what is a good buy and what isn't... And the more time I spend on my mom's desktop, the more I'm considering a desktop, but I can't really afford a Mac desktop.

http://www.macofalltrades.com/B_Grad...-216-m07ws.htm

http://www.macofalltrades.com/B_Grad...-183-e06ws.htm
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Wegener has eMac desktops for less than $100 and G4 iMacs for under $250.
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What format are you shooting? Full? What editing program? You'll need a lot of speed and space if you shoot full format and edit with a professional program. Also you cannot do better than a Mac for media editing but you can't really cheap it out either.

I find my 17" works but bigger is always better for editing.

Try for refurbished though, you can strike gold.
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What format are you shooting? Full? What editing program? You'll need a lot of speed and space if you shoot full format and edit with a professional program. Also you cannot do better than a Mac for media editing but you can't really cheap it out either.

I find my 17" works but bigger is always better for editing.

Try for refurbished though, you can strike gold.
I'm shooting with my rebel xSi (is it bad that after a year of photography I still can't tell/don't know what "format" I'm shooting?) Raw images edited using Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.

My current laptop is a 15 inch, I think, and that's fine, though I did love the big Macs at school. Wish I wasn't poor.
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If I had to do it again, for power of work (multimedia editing) I'd go desktop. If that helps...
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