Saturday, 28 November 2009

Well it's almost Christmas ...........

I've had a good couple of months and decided to replace the old G4 Powerbook. It's still going strong after six years of being carted around the world being dropped, scratched and generally abused. These days Photoshop makes it squint a bit so I've bought a 13" MacBook Pro - nice bit of kit I must say !
With a trip to Europe next year and a couple of illustrative non caricature jobs that require me to display to groups on an overhead projector ( more on that in a later post ) it's the ideal foil for the MacPro I run in the studio.
It's also just so pretty !!!!!

11 comments:

Paul McCall said...

So, Terry, what are the specs? How much RAM, etc.? I've been thinking of a new laptop, especially now that I know that getting a projector that handles the wide screen aspect of my 17" Powerbook G4 is prohibitively expensive!

Tel said...

Hi Paul - it's the stock standard 2.26Ghz core 2 duo, 13" model with 2GB of RAM the only change I made was up the HD to 250GB. The res is 1280 x 800.
The old G4 was the 15" model - I had it at the Con - the new one is so much quicker and a super bright screen. The only drawback is it's glossy. (there's no choice there I'm afraid)
I note the 17" model is over double the price !!!

Nori Tominaga said...

oooh looking forward in what you have in stall.

I was thinking new computer too,let us know what you think of it after you take it for a spin!

Steve said...

Did you need some WD40 to prise open your wallet then Tel? LOL.... enjoy your new toy! So your coming back to blighty for a while next year? We MUST get together again!

Niall O loughlin said...

Nice Tel very nice, I have to say I'm wondering how I ever managed without a mac all these years, there's just no comparison between them and pc's

Tel said...

Thanks Nori - when I've done the full road test I'll give a rundown on my thoughts;

Steve are you suggesting I'm tight - I was only a follower in Leicester Square regarding 'shooting through' without paying for the drinks - I'm sure you were the ringleader !! LOL
IN the UK Sept / Oct 2010 - doing another mediterranean cruise and few days in Rome - we'll catch up - it's your buy !!!! :0)

Hey Niall - you're allowed to think that but the PC weenies chuck complete hissy fits if you say it ....

THanks for dropping by guys.

Tony said...

Nice toy Tel, and I thought I was being extravagant when I splashed out on a new ink pen : ) yesterday (£1.99)
BTW: I am going all festive on my blog in December so drop by when you can I will keep some cold Brussel sprouts to one side for ya!

Tel said...

Toy, toy ....... TOY !! Wash your mouth out Tony !
I must call in mate - the lure of brussel sprouts is too much - that's true they're actually my favourite veg.

Q What's the difference between brussel sprouts and snot ?
A You can't get kids to eat brussel sprouts
Boom, boom !!

hanzz said...

Great going on the christmas stuff... while you are at it, take a look at the all new ArtRage3, the forum released some Beta test-works, here is my gallery:
http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?p=237331&posted=1#post237331

Tel said...

Thanks Hanzz - Artrage 3 should be great but they're certainly dragging their heels in debuting it !
My idea of 'next week' and theirs varies a bit.
I'm a bit of a devotee of Sketchbook Pro - tried it ?

hanzz said...

tried it ? lol,...... no
I even stopped using PainterX !