12-28-2010, 02:41 AM
Hi there everyone,
Recently I upgraded my windows laptop for work purposes. So now I have a spare laptop. Posted it up on local classifieds checking to see what someone will offer me for it.
I would rather trade than sell and get something and might not buy for myself.
So the one offer that did come up was for a 2006 Mac Pro DP 2ghz G5, 2GB RAM and 120gb HDD. I was used in a sound studio and they have upgraded to Intel Macs.
I spend a lot of time working on specific photographic projects and shoot a varied amount of Fine Art images. And I was thinking this could be a really fun tool to get for nothing basically.
Just want to pick the brains of the forum a bit.
The obvious limitation with the G5 units come in no support beyond 10.5, currently the machine is loaded with 10.4 but I have sourced a unused copy of 10.5 still in the packaging which I will get if I go for this offer.
Correct me if I am wrong.
With 10.5 I can run Lightroom 2.x and Photoshop CS4 I can upgrade to memory to at least 8gb and slot in two SATA drives.
All in all a very solid machine to be used exclusively for editing.
Or I am missing the boat completely? hehe
Thanks in advance.