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Considering imac 21.5 for web design

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Umit, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Umit

    Umit Active Member

    Hi, i am considering to buy an imac 21.5 HD5670,
    how is it for web design, photoshop?

    i am using a pc with 22" dell ips panel monitor (1680x1050) and i am very very happy with the monitor, just concerning about imac 21.5 - 1920x1080...

    recommendations from switchers?
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  2. Photon

    Photon Member

    Go to an apple store and play with it. If you like it, then get it. :)
    Don't worry about Photoshop, it will run fine on all Macs...
    dutchbb likes this.
  3. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I love using the LED screens... so much clearer, brighter and colourful to the eye.

    I love the mac for web design. I have zero issue whether on the mac or PC.

    Honestly... for web design if your like me with lots of things running, then go to the 27" screen so you can truly run side by side windows, as the 21.5 is nice, but not quite big enough to efficiently run side by side.

    Other option is to grab the new monitor only when they get released, to run dual 21.5" screens.
  4. iGamer

    iGamer Active Member

    If i could afford it right now, i would most definably go with the MAC. Simply the best...
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I am on a 24" iMac, and not regretting it. Lovely machine.
    I also have a Mac Pro.

    Both set ups have dual monitors, and they're great for web design, graphic design and web development.

    Just having great tools with a snappy interface, and screen estate to organize your code/endresult on .. perfect.
  6. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    What Floris said. Love my MacBook Pro.
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Yeah, you recently got yours. A MacbookPro is great for working on things, I just love picking it up and sitting on the couch, garden, bed, kitchen table, etc .. and just work. Comfortable work places are 25% of the positive productivity.
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am also thinking of buying some kind of Apple machine, as I am running some old HP/Windows XP.

    what is better ?
    iMac / MacPro / MacBookPro ?
  9. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Really depends on what your needs are. imac are a beautiful all-in-one, very clean, yet powerful solution that is easily transported from desk to desk around the office or house. MacPro... more fixed. Macbook... well, completely portable.

    It all comes down to what you want to use it for and where you want to use it.
  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    is a MacBook-Pro sufficient for the needs of a Forum-webmaster ?
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Mac Pro is better, simply because it allows you to add more hard drive space internally, etc.

    The biggest reason is ram, you can extend over 16gb of it, something graphic designers love, well .. photoshop loves ram actually.

    And the mac pro has 2 cpus, and not just 1 with multiple cores. The performance is noticable when you do serious work with the breast.

    The iMac is great, especially because of its bigger screen, you can place it almost anywhere in the house, but it's not something you can take with you. Unlike the mac book pro, which in my opinion has the same performance, they both come with 4gb of ram or more, and have option for display port, to second monitor, and dual or even quad core cpu's.

    Don't get a Mac Pro with 1 cpu, kinda defeats the purpose.

    It just depends on your budget, what you think you need performance wise, and how you want to work.

    I consider for serious video and photo work to get a mac pro, it gives you the freedom to easily replace hard drives, make proper back ups, get beast performance, and replace broken parts. And you can add multiple video cards to have multiple monitors (crt, 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 and different sizes).
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  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    We're still talking the Mac computer right?

    There's a reason Apple mice only have one button ... really need a fishing smilie around here.
  13. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    The breast?
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Sorry, auto speller :)


    which i typed baest and got replaced with breast. :)
  15. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Funny, the track pad on a mac book pro has no buttons, and still has right click, it's not 1984 anymore, myths are history these days. I've had right click since the first mac I got.
  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    whoossshhhhh ......

    hence the mention of a "fishing" smilie .....
  17. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Maybe not a term I am familiar with :p Sorry.

    I always use a logitech mouse with imac/macpro btw. :D mx revolution ftw.
  18. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Macs are lovely I would like one as a secondary machine to my Asus PC one day I will get one :)
  19. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    I have a macbook pro 13 inch, 8gb of ram, seagate momentus xt drive, 23 inch dell ips monitor via displayport...its nice.
  20. cornishman

    cornishman Active Member

    Mac is perfect for design work. Haven't looked back since converting to Mac Pro (almost) 2 years ago.
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