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hey everyone....1st time poster here.

i just recently bought a powerbook 1.25 and it's a great machine, i am a graphic design major and i do all my school work as well as some client stuff on it.

i was just wonderin, tax refund time is coming around and i was planning on getting a g5 for home use. i was planning on getting the dual 1.6, and i have 2 questions before i go out and splurge on a new g5:

1. do you guys know anyone that does ALL their work on their powerbooks?? and i mean ALL their work.

2. do you guys think it's worth it to buy a g5 when i do have my powerbook on me most of the time?

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As a graphic design major, the dual G5 would be a big speed advance in that app but as you clearly know, the powerbook 1.25 is quite capable of all your apps - run crons, repair permissions (all those are posted here -simple search-) and it's your choice. Heavy graphic work will run faster on the 2XG5 - you have to evaluate the need!
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1. I do ALL my work on my powerbook and I am a web developer.

2. I guess it depends.. how much syncing do you want/need to do with your powerbook.. I know the reason I don't get a desktop is because it would be a huge pain to keep the two synced.. or more trouble then it would be worth I should say, since my powerbook does everything I need it to. I would recommend a backup drive, a very large one also, since the powerbook hard drives can't hold as much data as a desktop for obvious reasons.
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I am also a Graphic Desing major. If i'm not on the school's computers, I'm on my powerbook. I actually find that most the time..unless I'm on the dual G4's...my powerbook is better for doing the work..and even when I'm on the dual g4's, I can't tell much of a difference, if any at all. No problems just using the powerbook...so I don't know if you want to buy the G5...they're really cool...and I'd buy one just for that...if I had money (can't even dream about G5 right now).

btw..where do you go to school?...I'm at the art istitute of pittsburgh.
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1. do you guys know anyone that does ALL their work on their powerbooks?? and i mean ALL their work.

2. do you guys think it's worth it to buy a g5 when i do have my powerbook on me most of the time?

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1. ME, for one. And that's a lot of "work".... Ask anyone who knows me personally, they'll tell you I'm constantly using this thing. upwards of 12 hrs/day, probably closer to 16.
2. If you need the power, then yes. If not, no... pretty much as simple as that, in addition to what Murlyn said.
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thanks for the input guys....you have reinforced my confidence in my powerbook and i'm probably going to continue doing all my work on it, i might just end up buying a new display or an external hd or something =)

tyler...i go to the art intitute of california in orange county. I met the supply store manager from pittsburgh over the break last quarter...she's a nice lady, i belive her name was Lynn if i remember right. but if you do talk to her, tell her that the supply store staff from aica-oc says hola.

ps. good luck on finals!
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any suggestions on some nice displays out there?
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I think pantone has some really nice displays...but they're probably as expensive as apples. You might look into the songy displays.

and finals aren't going too bad...pretty good so far...thanks
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