Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/06

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Subject: [Leica] Advice on monitors, computers & scanners needed
From: jonathan at (Jonathan Borden)
Date: Tue Jul 6 16:04:24 2004
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Adam Bridge wrote:
> The dual-processor G5's are great and the mid-range machine is
> probably your best bet. They can be loaded with memory -- and the one
> thing that makes Photoshop happy is having lots of RAM to play with. I
> think the new limit on memory is 8 GB - which will cost you more than
> the computer. They also use the nifty serial ATA drives and you can
> put 2 250 GB drives inside the box.'re on your way to being
> Google! :)

done :-) the only problem is that Photoshop CS is only capable of using 
2 Gb of virtual memory and 1.74 Gb of actual memory :-( (confirmed 
empirically on my 4 Gb machine)

So much for CS being a 64 bit app ... on the other hand you *can* do 
photoshop, final cut and browse the web all at the same time :-))

To answer the question: it all depends on your budget and requirements. 
I think the low-mid range dual G5's are a particularly good deal 
comparatively and 2 Gb of RAM is ~$400-500 these days.


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