Perfect Desktop Publishing System

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The list author says: "Now that you've decided you want the perfect desktop publishing system, you may be asking 'what computer? what software?' If like me you had no place to turn (back in the ancient days of 1995), you probably spent countless wasted hours searching for the right answers. Look no further. Having been in the print and web design biz for 15+ years, you can benefit from my years of experience."
Apple Mac Pro MB871LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION)
1.  Apple Mac Pro MB871LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION) by Apple
The list author says:
  "The more powerful the better. For ease of use and to show you're serious about what you do, nothing beats the Mac Pro."
Used & New from: $619.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Kingston Technology 8GB Kit (2x4 GB Modules) 1066MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook Memory for Select Apple iMac's and Macbooks KTA-MB1066K2/8G
2.  Kingston Technology 8GB Kit (2x4 GB Modules) 1066MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook Memory for Select Apple iMac's and Macbooks KTA-MB1066K2/8G by Kingston
The list author says:
  "Get as much as your budget allows! Comes in all sizes but must be installed in pairs. You'll be happy you did."
$169.45   Used & New from: $100.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,116 customer reviews)

Dell 3007WFP-HC 30-Inch LCD Widescreen Monitor
3.  Dell 3007WFP-HC 30-Inch LCD Widescreen Monitor by Dell
The list author says:
  "The only monitor better than the Apple 30" monitor. Trust me on that one."
Used & New from: $699.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION)
4.  Apple Cinema 30-inch HD Flat-Panel Display M9179LL/A (OLD VERSION) by Apple
The list author says:
  "What's a great computer without a great monitor? Don't want the Dell, then this'll do."
Used & New from: $598.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection Upgrade from CS4[OLD VERSION]
5.  Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection Upgrade from CS4[OLD VERSION] by Adobe
The list author says:
  "Contains all the software you'll ever need and then some. Can't go wrong (think of the price as an investment in your future). They also make cheaper collections, so get the one that's right for you, and your budget!"
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Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Large Format Photo Printer (C11C698201)
6.  Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Large Format Photo Printer (C11C698201) by Epson
The list author says:
  "Of course you'll need a great wide-format inkjet printer to show your clients proofs and keep your print portfolio up to date. Epson makes the best, but the inks can get expensive. Print sparingly."
$688.45   Used & New from: $679.98
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

HP CP2025N Color LaserJet Printer
7.  HP CP2025N Color LaserJet Printer by HP
The list author says:
  "Sometimes printing with an inkjet is overkill. So every office needs a color laser printer. They're fast, simple, and great for draft color proofs. Stick with HP. When you run out of toner, just buy another one. Yeah, they're cheaper that way."
$1,198.78   Used & New from: $145.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Quarkxpress 8 Single User for Mac/win Education Only [Old Version]
8.  Quarkxpress 8 Single User for Mac/win Education Only [Old Version] by Quark
The list author says:
  "You'll need this for clients who have existing files in this old-industry format. Has been replaced with InDesign by most serious print designers. You can purchase an InDesign plug-in that opens Quark files. Your decision."
Used & New from: $94.66
1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner for the Macintosh
9.  Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M Instant PDF Sheet-Fed Scanner for the Macintosh by Fujitsu
The list author says:
  "This little bugger will scan docs, photos, and business cards. If you need super high-quality scans, bring your photo(s) to Staples and have them do it. You'll wonder how you lived without this. Fast, easy, great quality and software."
Used & New from: $298.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (615 customer reviews)

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for PC and Mac
10.  Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX for PC and Mac by Logitech
The list author says:
  "Best mouse for the Mac, bar none. Apple's mighty mouse can't hold a candle to this wonder of electronic bliss. Pricey but worth every penny."
$62.38   Used & New from: $44.60
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,567 customer reviews)

Spyder 3 Elite
11.  Spyder 3 Elite by ColorVision
The list author says:
  "Absolutely the only way to ensure that the color you see on your monitor will match the printed item. Easy to use and amazing."
Used & New from: $159.00
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARS
12.  Western Digital Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive WD20EARS by Western Digital
The list author says:
  "With four hard-drive bays in the Mac Pro, why not add more memory…especially with prices dropping every few months. A great size for storage-intensive tasks like video production and music composition, as well as a back-up disc for Time Machine."
$95.00   Used & New from: $47.47
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (736 customer reviews)

EVGA 01G-P3-1080-TR GeForce GTX285 for Mac 1024 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
13.  EVGA 01G-P3-1080-TR GeForce GTX285 for Mac 1024 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card by EVGA
The list author says:
  "With 1024 MB of memory, you'll never have to wait for Photoshop to redraw an image, or watch your screen flicker while playing those FPS games."
Used & New from: $248.85
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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