How to Obtain Optimal Resolution with Apple Monitors

To obtain optimal resolution with external Apple monitors, such as their 30″ HD Cinema Display, you should connect this DVI monitor to your Mac with Apple’s “Mini Port-To-DVI Dual-Link Adapter”.

This enables Apple’s 30″ Cinema Display to be used at its highest native resolution – a stunning 2560 x 1600 dpi! With Apple’s two most recent external monitors – you can now use their new Thunderbolt connectivity – to ensure the best possible resolution for your external displays …

Submitted by David Watersun

Macbook Air or Macbook Pro?

At the meeting last night, the question was raised – so just how good is the MacBook Air – and more importantly – is it capable of running Aperture. As always – FULL disclosure. I am not a photographer, nor an Aperture user – but ALWAYS fascinated with what stuff can do.

A little bit of googling and I came up with the blog ApertureLand, link to the full article below – however one passage caught my eye:

In sum, it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong with anything new from Apple if you’re running Aperture 3. I wouldn’t recommend the smaller 11.6″ screen Macbook Air because of the small display, but the 13.3″ model is fine for moderate use.

This from a blogger in the photographic industry.

The Full Article can be found here :: How Does Aperture 3 Run on the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro?

I then motored over to the Apple site and found this comparative summary.

There were a number of comments last night that the Air had a lot of problems. This was true on the PREVIOUS models – NOT true on the new model. In fact  – let me go out on a limb and say that it is a fantastic product. (I use a MacBook Pro – but my wife is a VERY HAPPY Air User.)

Caveat – consider the source (Apple) but this is an interesting link – half way down on the right a link to an Apple promo about The Air.

More importantly – some  recent independant comments and reviews from some of the analysts I watch :::

GigaOm – 8th March

The Atlantic Tech Blog – 7th March

MacWorld – 22nd Feb – a review from a photographer’s perspective

Let me know if you need more.