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Old 09-18-2007, 05:49 PM   #16
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What is the advantage to keeping a computer on all the time?
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:11 PM   #17
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What is the advantage to keeping a computer on all the time?
If you're talking about a PC, when you have a lot of stuff installed in Windows, Windows can take a long time to load when you first turn the computer on, so the avoidance of that load time could be one reason.

Another could be if you're running a server on a personal computer...if you turn the computer off, the server goes bye bye until the computer is on again, and no one can access it.

That's just two possible reasons.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:04 PM   #18
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I'm looking at getting a MacBook Pro soon that'll be able to run Final Cut Studio 2, will the older models be able to well?
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:10 PM   #19
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You shouldn't have a problem with FCS2, I would suggest staying with a Core 2 Duo Pro though, they're a lot faster than the Core Duos. Are you looking at refurbished from Apple?
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There's one at the store:

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
15.4-inch widescreen display
2GB memory
120GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory
Built-in iSight Camera

1,699 from 1,999.

It looks good to me.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:28 PM   #21
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That one would work beautifully!
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:25 AM   #22
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Thank you for the help.

Now I'm looking into whether or not to go with a glossy or matte screen. There are good arguments for both, I'll just have to see them up close.

For more hard drive space, I'll probably end up getting a huge external hard drive, apparently 1 hour of video in Final Cut = 13 GB.
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No problem.

Glossy vs. matte...I know that matte is better if you need accurate color representation, other than that, I have no idea. Honestly, my Macbook has a glossy screen, and I've never had a glare problem with it.

You'll definitely want a massive external, or maybe a RAID, depending on how serious you are about video editing.
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Intel Core 2 Duo
widescreen display
2GB memory
120GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB memory
Built-in Camera

1,699 from 1,999.
See here's where Apple gets me. Besides a different brand graphics card (w/ 224MB video memory), I have exactly the above (brand new, not refurb) for 1/2 the price.
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My new Toshiba is an ultra-portable, with those exact specs except my hard drive is 160GB, my graphics card is a 358 MB, and my screen is a 13", and it also cost considerably less.
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No problem.

Glossy vs. matte...I know that matte is better if you need accurate color representation, other than that, I have no idea. Honestly, my Macbook has a glossy screen, and I've never had a glare problem with it.

You'll definitely want a massive external, or maybe a RAID, depending on how serious you are about video editing.
I was talking about getting a RAID today (apparently they come in terabtyes? ), especially since I can go back and forth with using my Windows desktop and MacBook files.

The added price of the Mac stuff is probably some of the awesome programs that come with. They shouldn't be expensive enough to warrant that price if the laptop itself can be sold for cheaper, but iLife owns my soul.
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iLife costs $900?
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Exactly.

I can't complain, I'll probably end up bumming a copy of Final Cut Studio 2 from my TV Prod Teacher / the coolest person in the world.
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I was talking about getting a RAID today (apparently they come in terabtyes? ), especially since I can go back and forth with using my Windows desktop and MacBook files.

The added price of the Mac stuff is probably some of the awesome programs that come with. They shouldn't be expensive enough to warrant that price if the laptop itself can be sold for cheaper, but iLife owns my soul.
RAIDs do come in terabytes...imagine all the space...
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I think a 200-300 GB drive will be perfect. Hopefully I'll find one at a reasonable price.

Edit: jackpot?
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10967
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