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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

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So in the past 12 months, i have gone from dual G4 to mac mini to Powerbook and now to my iMac G5. I am increasingly using photoshop CS much more for graphic design and using Avid and Premiere for professional video design.
At the moment my setup is a 20 incher g5 iMac 1.8GHz, (first model i think) with 2 gigs of ram, and this thing is really fast, but i am fast running out of HD space, and dont want to go external, so i will shortly be buying a tower, which is also good as i want to be able to expand, gfx card possibilities etc.
Now i think i am going to get the dual core 2gig, with as much ram as i can afford, but my problem is with the monitors. At the moment, the 20" is too small for all of my work, so i am faced with the following choice:
23" apple display
2 X 20" apple display

I would really like to keep it apple, as i love the quality of these monitors. I would just like to know whether getting the 23" and keeping one has more good points than having 2 seperates, but more screenspace.
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I would get the 2 displays.
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Dual display is always better. Even with a 20" and a little vga, I'm good.
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I'd say it depend on what you work with. DO you do lots of images at the same time (Dual displays better), or do you work with big images (one big screen would be better).

I usually have lots of stuff open at once so i'd prefer two (or more) screens
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dual screens all the way for me



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I'd say it depend on what you work with. DO you do lots of images at the same time (Dual displays better), or do you work with big images (one big screen would be better).

I usually have lots of stuff open at once so i'd prefer two (or more) screens

Hi, i use CS all the time with many images open for manipulation, and Illustrator at the same time.
I think i am going to go with dual 20" cinemas or dual 24" dells.
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Hmmm... Tough choice.
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