Re: off topic--advice on pc graphics card
Speaking of upgrades and laptops, et al --- I mention for what it's worth:
My son e-mailed photos of his (exquisitely enchanting) offspring to both his father and me... We're still living together actually, in fact on speaking terms, but I was working in system 9 (Pagemaker) at the time & for several days didn't get to system -- what is it? Elephant? Giraffe? whatever, the one where my (TRULY EVIL) Mac Mail program can take attachments (when it feels so inclined).
Which is to say, I saw the pictures on Mort's 2-yr old laptop before, a few days ago, I saw them on my ancient -- ANCIENT, at 10+ years -- View Sonic monitor (the one that cost $1000 & the size of a refrigerator, though it was the "professional" model that cost extra).
Surprisingly (to me) the photos looked VERY much better on my monitor than on his laptop -- richer, deeper, mellower, more real, more lifelike. Those who have seen the two sets agree -- while everyone I mentioned this to was also surprised. (My monitor hasn't been "calibrated" in 4 years. Maybe that's the trick?)
I'd been tempted to get one of the new flat monitors because this one is so humongous, but now think I'll hold off for a while.
On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Dan Burkholder wrote:
.... My "old" (5 years) G5 and G4 Powerbook couldn't do the fun stuff. Of course, a card upgrade in the G5 (to one that supports OpenGL Drawing) would help that dated processors perform a bit better. On the laptop...well, it's time for an upgrade.