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  • 17” 1.67GHz G4 SuperDrive good for FCP cutting?

    Posted by Scotty Pupkin on September 24, 2005 at 9:41 am

    hi

    I’m looking to buy a good laptop for editing w/ FCp….how’s the 17” 1.67GHz G4 SuperDrive?

    Is it worth it to get the 17″? Can anyone lend an opinion on editing w/ laptops? Should I spend the money and get the Paton Manning of laptops?

    thanks

    -scotty

    Scotty Pupkin replied 18 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Walter Biscardi

    September 24, 2005 at 11:30 am

    The 17″ is fine. More rendering than a G5, but if your work is mainly DV based editing, the laptop is fine.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
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  • Ed Dooley

    September 24, 2005 at 4:26 pm

    I have the 17″ 1.5. It works great; put in the max for RAM (but don’t pay for Apple’s RAM, way too expensive, get Crucial’s), get the big 100G drive, get a second monitor to use when you can (17″ looks pretty small next to a 23-24″ LCD) , do a search in this forum, it’s been discussed dozens of times probably (even this and last month).
    Ed

  • Scotty Pupkin

    September 24, 2005 at 11:49 pm

    thansk guys….

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