[_] Intel macs, time to switch?
jmbennett at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 11:54:40 GMT 2006
Hi, I need to get an intel mac of some sort, so I can test in *cough* IE7. Currently I have 2 macs: dual 2 ghz g5, 1.5gb ram powerbook g4 1.5ghz 1gb ram I'm thinking of getting a Macbook Pro to replace the powerbook, as a friend is interested in taking it off my hands, but I'm now wondering if I really need 2 macs at all, when perhaps all I need is a new MBP, which I can plug into my monitor and keybaord in my studio/office. So, how does the performance of a 2.16 core duo MBP compare to a dual g5 (native apps, not Rosetta)? Would it make sense to flog everything whilst they still have some value, or should I hang on to the G5 (seeing as I'd not get that much for it, and I foolishly bought a rev1 top of the line for 2.5K when they first came out!) I'm generally coding nowadays, though do use Flash. I'll also be using Photoshop/Illustrator etc, which I do find both a bit sluggish on my PB, fine on my G5. thanks, jon ps: would anyone be interested in a G5? -- jon bennett t: +44 (0) 1225 341 039 w: http://www.jben.net/ iChat (AIM): jbendotnet Skype: jon-bennett