Any working designer using 17" iMac?

Any working designer using 17" iMac?

Post by Antony Buonom » Sun, 10 Nov 2002 23:59:37



Thinking of swapping my gear (a DP G4/450/20gb/OS9 with a 19" Sony G400) -
for a 17" iMac.

Is the iMac too much of a downgrade (in monitor size and expandability)?  I
would appreciate hearing experiences from other designers with an iMac about
its suitability or otherwise.

I am a designer (web and print) and use the usual main apps.  Peripherals
are scanner, Epson printer, Canon G2 camera, BT ADSL and CD burner.

Regards

A
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The February MacUser reviewed a number of 16-17" monitors.  In
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it in 8-bit mode?  Will it run in 640x480, 852xwhatever, 1280x1024?  It
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My friend bought a CRX 1760RC, which that same article lists as having
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it will only do 640x480.  Tech support was miserable.  This has made me
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Any and all advice appreciated.

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