[off]macbook model

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Fri Sep 1 05:13:09 CEST 2017


I have a late 2014 iMac (27" Retina) and really like the large screen.  I'm
just getting into LC, but the screen is great for having lots of stuff on
screen visible at once.  I do miss the portability a bit.  I make do with
Win laptops when away from my iMac.

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 9:10 PM, Jerry Jensen via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Comments inline below:
> > On Aug 31, 2017, at 6:53 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Things I'm wondering about:
> > 1) Screen real estate:  Appearance aside, is there an advantage to
> retina?
> > Do I get more working space if I don't go to a 15" display?
>
> My eyesight is not great. Retina doesn’t make that much difference to me,
> screen size DOES.
>
> > 2) I don't notice the speed of this box affecting much of anything.  For
> > development, does cpu really matter?  I suspect I'd do better with some
> > more memory, but has anyone noticed that it matters?
>
> If you don’t notice speed now, probably it won’t be an issue for you.
> Until you use a faster one. Then, you’ll want it. I am firmly of the camp
> that I don’t ever want to run out of RAM. I probably overdo it. New
> offerings from Apple seem to have enough, which was not always true. For
> development & browsing, for sure 8G minimum, 16G comfortable.
>
> > 3) I can get a 27" 5k imac pretty nicely equipped for the same price as a
> > 15" MBP.  Ignoring the portability issue, any thoughts?
>
> Portability is HUGE for me. I have 27” monitors most places I go, which
> may not be typical. If portability is not an issue for you, go for the
> iMac. That 5k screen is really beautiful, wrote the blind man <grin>.
>
> Take with salt!
> .Jerry
>
>
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