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Can anyone offer their suggestion?

by lionmichael / February 8, 2005 4:12 PM PST

I am not a PC expert and may be my PC is running low on memory due to too many photos. I have lockups often and it is slow. Question is: should I buy a Mini mac or iMac or power book. For the Mini, I have to have a display, key board and mouse and so even itself is small and portable, the rest of the hardware would make it not portable. At home it is Ok since I can hookup to my 21" monitor, keyboard and mouse. Then what about the iMac with G5? Yes, it would be more expensive, more than double. Has anyone figure a way to move it around using a hard case? And forget the heavy stand? Is it too heavy to be practical? Well, the last thing is the 12" powerbook which is most portable with display. I do have a Viewsonic project that I used sometimes for powerpoint - only once awhile. May be I can buy a external something so I can download my photos or ppt presentation into it and hook it up to the projector directly. So, I do not have to bring any computer. What is the best and cheapest unit that can hookup to a project directly?


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A FlashTrax might Work
by Pixelish / February 9, 2005 4:05 AM PST

We just purchased a SmartDisk FlashTrax to take on vacation. It was cheaper than buying a a couple more high speed cards for our D70. The FlashTrax looks like a GameBoy with a small lcd screen. The one we purchased for about $340 holds 20 gigs- but you can buy one that holds up to 80 gigs.

You just download your photos to it directly from the card. It also has a usb cable to hook up to your computer. On newer television sets - you can plug the FlashTrax in and show your images on screen. So, this may work with your projector. It's a lot cheaper than buying a computer - and it's quite compact. The FlashTrax also holds mp3's.

I haven't been able to tear it out of the hands of my husband yet - who hasn't stopped playing with it since it arrived yesterday. But I would think if it will work with your projector - it would be the perfect "toy" aka "necessity" Wink

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flash trax - does it have a vga out?
by lionmichael / May 7, 2006 7:52 PM PDT
In reply to: A FlashTrax might Work

Hooking anything to the TV or projector via RCA cable or S-Cable do not give good resolution. If it has a vga out then I can hook it up to my projector with great resolution for presentation. Can this store movie?

Tx for the reply


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It is NEVER a good idea to include your email address
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 7, 2006 9:47 PM PDT

in the text of ANY forum.
The Mac Mini and the G5 iMac (no longer produced) and the Intel driven iMac are not designed as portable devices.
You might want to take a look at the iBook series if you are looking for something that has decent legs and will cope with your photographs.


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