So on Saturday I bought this new 24 inch monitor. I had just bought my girlfriend a 19″ LCD for her birthday and I had been thinking about upgrading from my 19″ to a 24 for a while now. I do a lot of photoshop and some HD video editing and After Effects work at home. Not as much as I used to considering I do it at work every day, but I still do. So I wanted something bigger with 1080p resolution so I could have more working area. Plus watching movies in my room where my desk is.
I looked a bunch of them up and then Melissa and I went to bestbuy to pick up this one monitor, when we got there they had a Westinghouse 24″ for $213 compared to the other one at $300. Wow have the prices on these things come down. So I picked it up. It’s great. It’s really freakin’ big and nice 1920×1200 resolution.
Here’s the problem. Although my macbook supports the 1920×1200 resolution, it’s having a little trouble with it when I have a few thins open. My macbook is circa 2006 with the old intel 950 integrated graphics in it. Which suck. The new white macbooks have the Nvida 9400M, which could probably handle most things I through at it and playback HD movies smooth and silk. So now what do I do? Do I sell my macbook and buy a new one, forking over $400+ to do so? Or do I go back to my PC and use my macbook for only “light” stuff?
The thing is I really really like my macbook. I love mac os. Don’t get me wrong it does work, I ‘m writing this on it right now hooked up to my 24″ with itunes playing. But if I were to open photoshop or do to playback a 720p video, I’d be screwed. This thing would slow to a halt. So I’m feeling like my hands are tied a little bit.
My PC is a different story, it’s also struggling a little bit, but the video card is older and for $60 I could pop a 9400 in it and have everything run smooth. I’m planning on doing that. But then I’m going to feel like I need to use my PC more often when what I really want to use is my macbook.
AHHH! Sometimes computers suck.