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    Default Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    As my title shown. Is it? In terms of everything? Or rather which LCD better? IM holding CRTs currently. Stupid me change from LCD to CRT and now I cant stand the heat! Brat....

    Advice??

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    ar ber den!

    but if it was coupled to a mac, even better
    the mac and the lcd can communicate with each other and
    can do a self calibration.
    Last edited by ortega; 25th January 2006 at 03:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    self calibration??! hmm.... sound cool...

    What do u mean by coupled to a mac? I m currently runing dual CRT> Was wondering is Cinema display hook on to PC ... hm... hehe

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by josho
    self calibration??! hmm.... sound cool...

    What do u mean by coupled to a mac?
    mac CPU and Apple LCD
    instead of
    PC CPU and Apple LCD

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    Default Mac Intel Dual Core

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    mac CPU and Apple LCD
    instead of
    PC CPU and Apple LCD
    ooo.... I was thinking of Powerbook G4. Any idea of Intel Dual Core of Mac differences??

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    Buy an iMac G5 then.(OT)

    If you love the design of the apple Cinema Display, it must be bundled with a Mac (*30" must have at least nVidia6800XT). A bit wasted although PC also can use but not in full throttle..

    Obviously the Mac OSX Built-in colour management is better and more accurate..

    Or other better option?:-

    5 Star: G5 + Apple Cinema Display (Can use Apple's Software "Aperture"!)
    5 Star: PowerBookG4(IBM PowerPC) or MacBook Pro(Intel+Video conference ready) as CPU + Apple Cinema Display
    4 Star: iMac G5 20" (Video conference ready)(OT)
    3 Star: Mac Mini + Apple Cinema Display (My Recommedation, VF$)
    2 Star: PC + Apple Cinema Display

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    Default Re: Mac Intel Dual Core

    You buy liao than tell me ok? hehe... OS not much diff, Background process is diff.. Apple claim that is faster, I have faith with Mac.

    Quote Originally Posted by josho
    ooo.... I was thinking of Powerbook G4. Any idea of Intel Dual Core of Mac differences??

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    Default Re: Mac Intel Dual Core

    haha... if ever i buy one.. i let ya know.. currently my vga card is about to RIP. got any idea which shall i get???

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    Default Re: Mac Intel Dual Core

    AGP or PCI-X? (limited by MOBO)


    Quote Originally Posted by josho
    haha... if ever i buy one.. i let ya know.. currently my vga card is about to RIP. got any idea which shall i get???

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    Default Re: Mac Intel Dual Core

    Quote Originally Posted by josho
    ooo.... I was thinking of Powerbook G4. Any idea of Intel Dual Core of Mac differences??
    it is still too new, i'd say wait for revision 2

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    Default Re: Mac Intel Dual Core

    Agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    it is still too new, i'd say wait for revision 2

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    Default Re: Mac Intel Dual Core

    Quote Originally Posted by josho
    ooo.... I was thinking of Powerbook G4. Any idea of Intel Dual Core of Mac differences??
    Let me go out on the limb and say...get the Intel Dual Core. It is fast!...BUT...problem is..it is abit new...might be some kinks to work out. ( but that is being looked into and worked pretty darn fast from all the stuff I am hearing at various mac rumour mills and podcast.

    As for making full use of the "core tech and intel's power" wait till March2006 for some super news. Companies like Adobe..etc all are making patches to fully take advantage of the core technology. It will kick G4's hinny very very hard when that comes about. At this time, Mac's new OS for the Intel is optimised thus if you do a comparison, bootup time, using programs that comes with the OS does works faster then G4 and other Mac machine still running on Motorola's CPU. By the way, that is one of the reason for Mac jumping to Intel.

    The emulation for windows is also pretty darn fast as tested by some reviewers I have read and trust to be unbias in their earlier tests. Unfortunately ..no #$@#!@ bonus for all my hard work last year....if not..I will gamble it a safe bet and buy the first one off the container! heheh...

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    IMac based on Intel Duo Core selling very fast in the states.

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    we have tried and tested the 30" apple LCD for a month -> verdict: return to supplier cause still prefer good old SONY trinitron. Don't get me wrong, it is fantastic as a LCD display, but not up to task for critical DI viewing and certainly very expensive.

    any windows PC, if properly calibrated and working with profile aware softwares and using proper profiles and compatible gamma will be able to work the same as a Mac and pass files seamlessly betw Mac/PC. So Colorsync doesn't really give Mac an advantage at all.
    In fact there are ad agencies and DI houses that use wholly PCs!
    Last edited by beachbum; 26th January 2006 at 12:54 PM.

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    Have to agree. Colour calibration still plays a part.

    I'm using very old SGI monitor from Sony, calibrated of course. I still prefer working on it compared to the LCD which i had purchased a few months back. Given the choice, i'd go back to CRT anytime, be it diamondtron/trinitron tubes which are still the best in terms of performance these days.

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    Default Re: Is mac Cinema display a good buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by beachbum
    we have tried and tested the 30" apple LCD for a month -> verdict: return to supplier cause still prefer good old SONY trinitron. Don't get me wrong, it is fantastic as a LCD display, but not up to task for critical DI viewing and certainly very expensive.

    any windows PC, if properly calibrated and working with profile aware softwares and using proper profiles and compatible gamma will be able to work the same as a Mac and pass files seamlessly betw Mac/PC. So Colorsync doesn't really give Mac an advantage at all.
    In fact there are ad agencies and DI houses that use wholly PCs!
    True....for graphic design....I still stick to Trinitron CRT.

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