SONY VAIO VGN-AR11B or Mac Book Pro with 15, 5
Posted 29 September 2006 - 09:21 AM
SONY VAIO VGN-AR11B
Intel Core Duo T2300E / 1.66 GHz
X- Black 17" TFT aktiv matrix
Price in Sweden ca 1500 Euros
Mac Book Pro with 15, 5" monitor
Intel Core Duo 2.16 GHz
Price in Sweden ca 2400 Euros
I need it for my long travels abroad where it must replace my worktation
What i need to do is follow
Retuch and burn Photos!!! I use Capture one & Photoshop.
I am not shure if Mac Book Pro is worth the ca 1000 euros extra or it the Vaio will be enough for my job
I have work with both Mac & Windows so for me is not a problem att all the operativ systems
Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:24 PM
A 17" laptop can be a bit of a beast to carry long distances, but once you have it on site the larger monitor is definitely welcome if you're using multiple pallete applications like photoshop.
The macbook gives you the option of running Aperture, which is becoming more and more an integral part of my life, so I'd view that as an advantage for the macbook. Have you considered the 17" macbook?
The difference in speed between a 1.6 GHz Core Duo machine and a 2.1 GHz Core Duo machine is quite substantial, and may well warrant a large part of the "value differential" between the two machines.
IMHO of course
Edited by Craig Ruaux, 29 September 2006 - 12:25 PM.
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 06:07 PM
Since you are using it for PS, you should look at the screen since software will perform about the same, given a similar setup. C1 3.7.x works a little faster on Windoze if I remember correctly. The screen is very important for PS work.
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