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Old 09-04-2008, 02:43 AM   #7
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I think the Windows vs Mac issue a bit of a red herring (or prejudice like politics, religion etc!) these days.

The most important thing for photography editing is the screen: some laptop LCDs have a very limited angle of view so you can easily process an image to be much too dark or light if you don't have the screen angle right (as well as colour management as already mentioned). I think it is essential to go to a store and look at the screen before you commit yourself. Here in the UK, I've recently helped both kids and my Mum buy new laptops, and we started off at PC World, which has a reasonable range to look at in store, and you can then buy online if you want. (We ended up with a Toshiba, an HP/Compaq and a Dell, two from the store and one bought direct.)

I still swear by CRTS myself - but it's getting to the point where my stock of used ones is all going "phut" (one yesterday!) so I guess I'll have to bite the LCD bullet eventually - more space on the desk at least!
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