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    For sch purpose - probably no need very high end.
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    For photos and editing as well ..
    requirements - 1gb Ram, Good Big display, fast enough ... etc etc

    Budget NOT more than $3k(max.)
    Ani suggession ? Personally I like Toshiba one .. Veri nice design

    No Apple Book ..
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    consider ibm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon80
    For sch purpose - probably no need very high end.
    &
    For photos and editing as well ..
    requirements - 1gb Ram, Good Big display, fast enough ... etc etc

    Budget NOT more than $3k(max.)
    Ani suggession ? Personally I like Toshiba one .. Veri nice design

    No Apple Book ..
    guess you are looking for something in the 14" range. Go to Funan, lvl 4 MC Square, look for Leslie, nice guy. He should be able to hook you up with something within your budget.

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    PowerBook. Go for it.

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    Hmmmm I just wonder how good is a laptop for photo editing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by idor
    Hmmmm I just wonder how good is a laptop for photo editing....
    Unless you MAX the RAM, get the fastest HDD and the best chip processor.

    MAC Power Book 17 inch....is the way to go.

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    Are you also taking into account the cost of software... eg. Adobe Photoshop CS? it is quite costly and may take up a proportion of your budget

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    The best laptop for photo editing that is within your range so far i found is MAC PowerBook G4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon80
    For sch purpose - probably no need very high end.
    &
    For photos and editing as well ..
    requirements - 1gb Ram, Good Big display, fast enough ... etc etc

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    the 2 purposes seems to contradict each other.

    for minimal purpose (typing, surf net, play music)laptop it is sufficient to get 2nd hand pentium III ,1ghz. somewhere along 256mb and 30gb will be enough. goes for around $1k

    for photo editing u will need to spend at least $3k for all the higher specs

    hence if u want to get just one laptop then i am afraid it will have to be the high end one. unless u can stretch your budget to $4k and buy both a low end and a high end laptop

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    okie . .
    my fault .. will get 1 which is good enough for photo editing. (cfm can use for normal sch work)

    Never use a powerbook before..

    I assume for sch works we will use applications on microsoft more often.
    And for the computers in sch is is windows application as well.

    Will there be software issue? wat if I save some files in Mac and can i open the file in windows ?


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    nope not at all. since you are a student, get the student discount for the pwrbooks. should be around 2.8k. The pwrbooks now have 512mb, good enough for photoediting. MAC office will work with MS Office, compatible file formats. The mac os is easy to learn. but be prepared to change a few habits and learn new keystrokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    nope not at all. since you are a student, get the student discount for the pwrbooks. should be around 2.8k. The pwrbooks now have 512mb, good enough for photoediting. MAC office will work with MS Office, compatible file formats. The mac os is easy to learn. but be prepared to change a few habits and learn new keystrokes.
    True... Now I'm always trying to fnd the Apple key on my windows keyboards... Bleah...
    The equipment can only bring you so far - the rest of the photographic journey is done by you.

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