it looks like i am quite convinced on getting the G5 dual now.
ok, I have been watching this as I found the dialogue needed in my case (hi Dwight!)
My case is:
-a number of years on wintels always having an eye for the style of macs
-an office that runs on 3 of them plus a laptop
-the laptop needs replacing.
-I think of a monster custom made wintel laptop 4,3 Ghz with 1Mb ram and a good Card (that will fit into the team of pc's without me having to figure out the details) or ....
-This Power book you are talking about (a now or never case).
Watching this thread everything was going well untill I see the decision of getting the G5 instead of the Powerbook. So, as thinking about the money required I also thought of getting the G5 and forget my portable needs!! I would like to hear more about this decision. Why Linz moved from the portable to the G5?
My next question would be the compatibility aspect. If I go for the mac (portable or not) what I should excpect in regard to its accomodation in the wintel team. I use ArchiCad, Photoshop, my Outlook for scheduling and e-mails, word and stuff, a pdf printer and an Epson, three wintels connected together.
LINZ wrote:thought you were talking about a 'portable'
im using a PC set up right now. never considered a portable.
ejrolon wrote:I think that (back in my ages) on pc's ArchiCad could not use two processors at one time...(?) Is the case now different with ArchiCad on pc's and macs?
Dual Processors, better video, expandability and you can add more RAM
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
However, just having had a rather unhappy animation rendering experience - caused by asking for way too much from the machine in an unreasonably short time - I suggest you look into Render King's Render Ranch for your Cinema 4D rendering.
Way cheaper than a new work station.
Or do both. Hiring a render ranch lets you make corrections faster.