[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 44, Issue 17
bhh at xs4all.nl
Fri Jun 24 22:11:19 CEST 2011
On 24-06-2011, at 22:01, soumya dipta wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Since we are at this topic, I thought it will be a good idea to ask:
> I am planning to get a new imac ( in july). My budget constraints encourage me to go for the basic 21.5 '; 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache; AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory. ( the most basic one)
> My question is, if it is really worth the investment going for the 8GB RAM.
> Is there a major difference between core i5 and i7?
> Also, are there any (hidden) disadvantages of apple wireless keyboard over apple numeric keyboard, for Texing/ programming over extended periods of time?
Numeric keyboard has:
- Home and End keys, which have to be simulated on the wireless keyboard with fn+arrow keys
- dedicated (forward) delete key, which is simulated on the wireless keyboard with fn+backspace (in applespeak the delete key). I fond this extremely annoying.
- left and right control keys, on the wireless you only have a left control key
On a laptop I'll put up (just) with the smaller keyboard but on a desktop machine I like the larger numeric keyboard.
I would go for the numeric keyboard.
BTW. Please start a new thread for this and don't hijack.
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