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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


    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?



    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.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,”

    Now editing “Good Eats” in HD for the Food Network

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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).

  • Scotty Pupkin

    September 24, 2005 at 11:49 pm

    thansk guys….

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