Is Windows Scrivener worth the jump from Mac?

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Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
xiamenese wrote:
Jaysen wrote:I hope it's good reasons.

It is :lol:

Mr X

Excellent news Mr X, excellent news.

Just getting there Jaysen. The 5K iMac I'm getting has 24GB of RAM and most importantly 2GB VRAM. Unfortunately, I can't afford a new 16" MBP, and 2GB VRAM is the minimum for a new app I need to run.

But the other problem is that most of our external storage drives are FireWire drives. The 17" has a FireWire 800 port as well as a Thunderbolt port, for which I have a USB 3 adapter, plus three other USB 2 ports. The 27" doesn't have a FireWire port. Apart from that, the 17" also has a terrific screen.

At least I won't have to lug it around to the extent that I used to. :)

Mr X
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rMBP 13" (early 2015) 10.14.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
MBP17" (late 2011) 10.13.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
2017 iPad, iOS 12.3.1, 128GB, Apple Pencil
Scrivener, Scapple, Nisus Writer Pro, Bookends …

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:03 am Post

Jan 1 I’ll be ordering 16” MBP i9, 32gb RAM 8gb VRAM and 2tb SSD.

Plenty of grunt for video and running a VM.

Impatiently waiting for the NY to roll over.

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 am Post

NoHope wrote:Jan 1 I’ll be ordering 16” MBP i9, 32gb RAM 8gb VRAM and 2tb SSD.

Plenty of grunt for video and running a VM.

Impatiently waiting for the NY to roll over.

Lucky you! Being a pensioner, I don't have that kind of moolah! :D

Mark
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rMBP 13" (early 2015) 10.14.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
MBP17" (late 2011) 10.13.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
2017 iPad, iOS 12.3.1, 128GB, Apple Pencil
Scrivener, Scapple, Nisus Writer Pro, Bookends …

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:02 pm Post

Lucky you! Being a pensioner, I don't have that kind of moolah! :D


That’s why I’m still working 50+ hours at 68. So I can buy the last few items I want before I retire. :D

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:14 am Post

Being retired just gives you more time to look at new laptops...

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:27 am Post

brookter wrote:Being retired just gives you more time to look at new laptops...

… but without the wherewithal to do anything about it (£2,400 for a baseline 16” MBP!)

:lol:

Mark
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rMBP 13" (early 2015) 10.14.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
MBP17" (late 2011) 10.13.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
2017 iPad, iOS 12.3.1, 128GB, Apple Pencil
Scrivener, Scapple, Nisus Writer Pro, Bookends …

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:00 am Post

I know... I spent that much (or nearly so) on a 17" MBP in 2010 (the day after I retired as a retirement present to myself). It was still going strong in May this year when I sold it back to Apple for £150, I think. But it was a bit too heavy and the screen a little too big for a second PC (the other one is an iMac). I think the same is probably true about the 16", which makes it easier not to be daft and buy the new one... and that's apart from the undoubted fact, it's ridiculous overkill for my needs and now restricted budget.

I'm making do with a 4-ish year old refurbished Thinkpad T440, with Linux, and it's OK, but it's still a slightly clunky experience in comparison even with the older MBP.

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:05 pm Post

As I said above, I've just updated my late 2011 17" MBP to 16GB RAM and 2TB SSID. I absolutely love this machine, but I had an MBA so I didn't have to lug it around any more. I part exchanged the MBA for a refurbished 2015 13" MBA a couple of years ago. I have now part exchanged that for the ex Apple-display 5K iMac.

But I don't have to lug this around; it'll stay in one flat, and the iMac in the other. All I'll have to take between will be my iPad and an SSD external with stuff I'm working on.

:D

Mark
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rMBP 13" (early 2015) 10.14.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
MBP17" (late 2011) 10.13.6, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSID
2017 iPad, iOS 12.3.1, 128GB, Apple Pencil
Scrivener, Scapple, Nisus Writer Pro, Bookends …

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:52 pm Post

Sounds good... My laptops only ever leave the house on holidays. They only exist because I can't always be bothered climbing the stairs to use the desktop.

Obviously, it would be good for both wallet and waistline if I did this more often...