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This is your brain on drugs!
What $1000? The 8800 choice over the Radeon 2600 is an additional $150. He did say he was going to do video editing.
IMO, it's a need vs want situation. The 8800 will out perform, but only the buyer can say if it's worth the extra bucks to HIM.
That's a call only you can make. But, the new models will also be sold as refurbs eventually, although probably not at that price until another model upgrade approaches. IMO, the new models are a better buy, faster processor, faster RAM, faster video card, faster optical drive, YMMV.
I didn't see anything to indicate that the display has been upgraded, and if not, we still get the uneven lighting and color across the screen. \ Quick, somebody go buy a 24" model, and tell me that the problem is gone!
Please don't take my word for it, Apple's own website offers plenty of support for my comments, if you are into precise graphics or photography. Other people don't notice, so they think that there's no problem. Go and read, be informed.
Well, for graphic intensive work, including photography, I like the glossy screen, if you have no back light reflections. The main issue is the inconsistent lighting across the entire screen with non-LED displays, which raises old Ned with accurate and consistent colors across the screen. 15 units is significant to someone like me, but, I doubt that it excites Apple when they look at sales numbers in 7 figures. I know that's not PC for an Apple afficianado to say, but they...
Blind trust, I don't think so. Show me some empirical evidence. It's easy to say that FW causes drive failure, convince me.
How do we know that Firewire was the issue, and not the drives themselves? I've never seen any evidence that FW caused drive failure. Good luck making an external cloned backup drive not using FW on PPCs. Or don't those count? The absolute fastest CF card reader (SanDisk Extreme IV, with SanDisk Extreme IV, or Extreme Ducati CF card) is, guess what, FW! And it's not a little faster, it's obscenely faster, than ANY USB offering I wish Apple would get off the stick, and...
I have never had any issues using a Firewire connected external HD. OTOH, I never connect, or disconnect, any FW devices while the computer is up and running. That's a good way to fry a FW port. If some have the patience to use USB 2, they are indeed "special" people.
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