macbooks have a problem with the rgb out under winxp. i don’t know how this is under leopard now (final version of bootcamp?), but with the previous versions the dvi out didn’t work with a dvi to vga or dvi to svideo/cinch converter.
but as i’m also going to buy a new laptop soon, i’d better lean back and listen.
the one thing we all should agree is that it should be equipped with a nvidia graphiccard, right?!
Macs aren’t that cheap…that’s a point! Has anybody tried one of these : ZEPTO? Good graphic cards, santa-rosa architecture, DDR2 800 mhz and hybrid hard drives…And good point, u don’t have to buy an OS…May be the cheapest solution.
i also don’t know how well the final version of bootcamp is running with the latest macbook pro series, but i have to say that i’m not too happy with my macbook pro decision (even though the dvi output is nice for connecting a high res monitor).
to mention only some details:
ati doesn’t allow to install the default driver under windows, but you have to install a special bootcamp graphics driver, my second monitor sometimes flickers, and sometimes starting windows leads directly to a second restart and i still have no clue why this sometimes happens…
i think vista is here for more than a year now but nobody within sight is running it. this is sad of course because dx10 really looks promising and we’d never say never. but don’t expect anything soon. nothing planned yet.
hi! anyone already using the latest series of macbook pros with leopard under xp? does the dvi to vga work? tv out? some macforums state, the driver problems have been fixed.
does anyone use these machines from zepto? really interesting hardware features. i understand, that they ship without os. but the latest generation just seems to work under vista…or do i misunderstand…?
I am also looking around for a new notebook at the moment … a feature i am missing for all zepto notebooks is a digital display output like DVI or HDMI !? If i do not misread the documentation all the zepto notebooks only have the good old analog VGA-output !? … hmm
i have 2 quad core q6600 machines (with 4 gb ram, overclocked to 3ghz, bought mainly for rendering with 3ds max) and 64bit xp. there are only 2 programs that can handle 4 cores: 3dsmax and premiere. even afterfx struggles with them. vvvv doesnt even try…no wonder.
but i dont think you can ever push vvvv to eat a lot of ram, maybe with huuuge patches. with 64 bits you can have 128 GB of usable ram address space, for all programs i think. if its strictly a vvvv machine go for a faster dual core but not the extreme versions cose they can cost 4x more than an overclocked simple version with a better fan.
@viktor: “there are only 2 programs that can handle 4 cores” -> thanks to 64bits, but I use a 32bits os… I’m really annoyed cause I bought my new pc during january and I can see it’s pretty far from DigitalSlave’s recommendation!
-motherboard asus P5K SE
-intel core 2 duo E6750 2.66GHz
-2Go GSkill DDR2 PC6400 (4Go pretty soon…)