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I am buying a new computer when leopard releases. I have a Ibook G4 right now that i use all the time, and bring everywhere with me.I go to the nj shore every weekend in the summer since my aunt has a house there. If I get the Imac, I can just delete all my programs and songs off of my ibook and put them on the imac and just use the ibook to bring with me to upload pics to it when i go shoot somewhere, then i would have to transfer them when i get home. But the problem is that i like to have my music and stuff with me all the time. So that means go for the macbook pro right? IDK what to do. The new Imac is awesome. and i would love the 24" screen.But if I got the macbook pro, i would be able to connect it to my samsung 23". Let me know what you think. Mabe I could just reformat my ibook, and put photoshop onto it but no music and i would have to wait until i got home to update my shuffle or iphone.
Plus i would have a huge 320gb HD with the Imac.
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Unless you are truly doing professional video editing or something of that nature than the mac pro is sorta overkill. Withe the upgrades that the new imacs have recieved there is suffecient power to handle photoshop and the like. I have the core2 duo imac (white) and it has 3 gigs of ram, and i can run photoshop, aperture, and dreamweaver all at tthe same time without a hitch. Now if you plan on using the machine for professional usees the mac pro is beneficial becasue it can easily be upgraded. Hope this helps.
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sounds like you could just buy an external HD to hold your music then you could carry your ibook around for pictures and still have your music with you

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Unless you are truly doing professional video editing or something of that nature than the mac pro is sorta overkill. Withe the upgrades that the new imacs have recieved there is suffecient power to handle photoshop and the like. I have the core2 duo imac (white) and it has 3 gigs of ram, and i can run photoshop, aperture, and dreamweaver all at tthe same time without a hitch. Now if you plan on using the machine for professional usees the mac pro is beneficial becasue it can easily be upgraded. Hope this helps.
I didnt plan on getting a mac pro. it is between a imac and mbp. I do use it for uploading tons of pics and use photoshop and will use aperature
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I didnt plan on getting a mac pro. it is between a imac and mbp. I do use it for uploading tons of pics and use photoshop and will use aperature
I'd go with the MBP. You're already using a laptop so it seems more suited to your lifestyle. I went from an iBook to a desktop and wish I hadn't, really missed the portability. That's why in October I'm getting a MBP.
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Yeah, since you already have a laptop, might as well get the MBP. I may be a little biased, but I love being able to lug it around everywhere I go. As Skye suggested, get an external drive. I have the 250gb WD passport that's really small and uses only a usb for power which works fine for my MBP. Good luck.

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I didnt plan on getting a mac pro. it is between a imac and mbp. I do use it for uploading tons of pics and use photoshop and will use aperature
oops sorry misread the post. In that case then go for the mbp. I use one for travel purposes and it runs apereture and photoshop with ease.
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