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2006-09-18-18:21:53 Robert D. Baron: > And if anyone has another opinion about which Mac to buy - since it > appears there is zero competition for the 2.65x3.5inch mini iPhoto books > - don't hesitate to pile on. One consideration is that if you're a heavy Photoshop user, the new Intel-based Macs might be a mite suboptimal for however many months pass until the release of CS3 (or whatever the next version is to be called). Current Photoshop for the Mac isn't Intel-native. Reports vary with respect to how CS2 performs in the MacOS's built-in emulation layer. Some have said it's flaky, others report it works fine but is just slow -- in many cases slower than if you'd bought an earlier, less-intrinsically-fast G4 laptop on which it'd run natively. If you don't live and die by Photoshop, this doesn't matter. If you're willing to put up with 6-12 months' Photoshop annoyance to have a machine which will be faster at other things and eventually be faster at Photoshop, that's a valid choice as well. > Or for that matter if anyone has an opinion about my sanity in even > considering buying a whole new computer, not to mention buying into a > whole new operating system, just to make some $9.95 mini photo albums..... I actually think that part is a no-brainer. Macs tend to Just Work, to an extent I've never found with Windows boxes. I suggest that your only important choice is which Mac to buy.