I am just about the purchase a new monitor and an x-rite xtreme ( i own an epson 3800 and do lots of prints for wedding jobs) which so far ( please dont hang me) I have done on my mac book pro which was poorly calibrated with the spyder.
Since I dont have the money to put down for a tower from Mac as well I will run my monitor off my laptop. But I am not sure if my whole smart idea of getting a nice screen and calibrate and profile it even works if it is set up to be a second monitor from a laptop. I would keep the laptops monitor for my palettes.
Does any of you guys know if this would work properly with the combination of a mac laptop , ( let's say) a second calibrated and profiled screen and the x-rite xtreme ? If its not going to work I would wait to have enough money to purchase the tower at the same time.
thank you very much in advance for all the replies.
I believe that as long as the video card on your Mac Book Pro supports calibrating and profiling two displays (I suspect is probably does, but I'm not sure because I don't use that laptop) what you propose to do should be workable - provided you have a calibration/profiling package which supports calibrating/profiling two displays. ColorEyes Display is one such package, but there are others. I don't know which version of Spyder you have, but if it is one of the earlier ones, a small investment in a better colorimeter would be worthwhile. ColorEyes Display, for example, can be bought as a package with an Optix DPT-94 and this combination works very well as long as your video card is supported. The suppliers' websitemay tell you whether your video card is supported (for example, www.integrated-color.com