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You can get one for just over $1k. My buddy has one & it is the nicest computer ive ever used. Everything works like it should...
Ive got a few concerns about getting one though..
1. I know that graphic artists use mac all the time, but what programs do they use?
2. Im concerned about hosting the website. I want to have full shopping cart capabilities & id like to be able to modify it from different computers. Would I be able to do this? Im not sure the iLife web designer can do this.
I know that it comes with BootCamp now, which enables you to run windows, but that kind of defeats the purpose...
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I'm looking into getting one of these because my second generation powerbook broke last month after 4 years of faithful and excessive service!

Graphic designers usually use software that they buy in additionally, such as the Adobe Creative Suite. The only thing you have to remember with the new macbooks is that because of rosetta, these pieces of software are going to be slower to run than usual. I'd say that the code for the Adobe suite won't be converted until at least 2008...

Don't know much about iWeb yet though, so will have to drop by the apple store and learn more about it (any excuse!) ;)
 

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Sharp21 said:
1. I know that graphic artists use mac all the time, but what programs do they use?
For the most part the same ones as the PC graphic artists (i.e. the Adobe suite, etc.).

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2. Im concerned about hosting the website. I want to have full shopping cart capabilities & id like to be able to modify it from different computers. Would I be able to do this?
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As it turns out, CorelDraw is not supported by mac anymore..
There is always BootCamp, for running XP on a mac, but that sounds like a whole new can of worms...
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Actually there is Parallels which is even better than Bootcamp. As a matter of fact, Apple is advertising the use of Parallels over Bootcamp.

You can run Windows at native speeds and not have to switch out of the Mac OS (That's if you would want to run Corel).

http://parallels.com/
 

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The biggest problem with macbooks are the relatively low resolution of the monitor, this can be solved by hooking to an external, but then defeats the pureposely of a laptop.

When working on images, image realestate is a real plus and becomes imperative when working at higher resolution.

The macbook pro's offer better resolution, especially the 17" models. There are some PC varient laptops with ultra high resolution monitors out there as well.

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2. Im concerned about hosting the website. I want to have full shopping cart capabilities & id like to be able to modify it from different computers. Would I be able to do this? Im not sure the iLife web designer can do this.
I don't use iLife designer, but I've used my iBook (which is a "lower" model than the MacBook I think), to edit webpages and manage a shopping cart.

Some of the stuff is server side (done by logging into a website) and some stuff can be done with different software for the Mac. I use NVU for editing webpages on a Mac.
 

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Teaandcrumpets> That's what they say, but come on, with Adobe just buying over Macromedia, I think they have way too much on their hands to meet that deadline. I guess that then again, I'm in the UK and I'm counting with the extra time is always takes for everything to get over here...
I hate looking at the Mac store US, everything's so cheap you lucky buggers :p
 
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