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Has any one travelled with an apple mac lap top. We are going across the americas and would be greatful for any suggestions as to which laptop to take. to apple or not to apple buy in the uk or America???
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Loopy,

While I try to avoid travelling with a laptop, I do use a Powerbook as one of my workhorses and it sees some time on the bike with me when I shoot assigments on digital. You'll find it as capable as any out there, although it's a bit pricey. I assume you're fluent with Mac OS, if not, I'd probably search for a smaller machine in the PC realm. The huge advantage macs used to have when managing graphics has slowly diluted into nonexistence, unless you deal with prepress houses.

Bottom line: If you like it, go ahead. But a PC will do it too.

I strongly suggest you (and anyone reading this, for that matter) head for this link to see Powerbooks and other digital wonder gear working through truly spectacular, demanding conditions. Great pics and interesting reading too.

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Hi,

I have since 2 years a Apple Ibook. I haven't travelled around the world with it on a motorbike. But I did take it around Europe to the most messy buildingsites imaginable. (it is scratched up and banged up pretty good by now) Since a year I do take it on my bike with me (without special casing, just the normal labtop thing everyone uses). Just put it in one of the panniers.

I only have had one starting up problem after a extremely bumpy ride. But I could easely solve it with Norton Ulitities.

So I gues when you provide it with the necessary padding and take a Norton Utlilities with you go for the Ibook. They are bomproof.
Oh yeah, make sure you put someting inbetween your screen and your keyboard. Otherwise you will get scratches on your screen after a while.

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