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Dev system question...

10-21-2010, 07:39 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Dev system question...

Hi, I currently have a PC and an Apple 20" (1680 x 1050) LCD monitor. I am considering going back to the Mac. I will most likely be buying refurb. I am torn between the following:

21.5" 3.2ghz i3 w/ 5670 512mb and 20" Apple LCD


27" 3.2ghz i3 w/ 5670 512mb and sell the 20" (dont have room for both)

I want to use the system for iMovie, XCode, and World of Warcraft. Any thoughts?
10-21-2010, 10:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Switzerland
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I'd go with the 27'' one.
In the new XCode you will have the one-window workspace. Multi-window setups doesn't work really well (can still improve until release). With the new assistant editor (2 editors side by side) I sometimes think even the 24'' I have are not enough.
I don't really know how OSX handles multiple monitors when gaming, but my guess is, that you'd have to chose one of them to play on. You could run WoW in windowed mode, but then it could look strange because of the size/resolution difference of the monitors.

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