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PC or Mac?


eonisuk e2
7 108 England
31 Jan 2009 1:06PM
help needed
i am in the process of wanting to change my pc and laptop to a large laptop or macbook or keep my laptop and change my pc for a imac i have heard conflicting remarks about both

what i want to do is go on the web do office type work and my photo's so i am wondering what processorr memory etc

my budget is about 900

hopefully someone in ephotozine land can point me in the right direction

thanks in advance

eon

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colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
31 Jan 2009 1:27PM
now u done it ! can of worms opend.
_ e2
9 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
31 Jan 2009 1:33PM
CHRIS!!!
GET IN HERE .... NOW
mohikan22 e2
10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 1:36PM
PCPCPCP damn all those macs!
burn in hell! j/k
PC anyday.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
31 Jan 2009 1:43PM

Quote:CHRIS!!!
GET IN HERE .... NOW


No way, I've got him tied up in my celler, gaffer tape around his mouth and fingers.

if I had 900 to spend on a computer, this is how I would spend it.
_ e2
9 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
31 Jan 2009 1:45PM

Quote:No way, I've got him tied up in my celler, gaffer tape around his mouth and fingers.


Hope you took his iPhone off him
User_Removed 9 4.9k England
31 Jan 2009 1:55PM

Quote:There you'll find all the good points about PC and the good point about the Mac


BG will be disappointed in you, Chris Wink (The Forums are getting so polite)
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 1:56PM
For office and photo work go for a system with plenty of RAM, and if possible dual Hard disks plus a decent screen. To be honest, unless you need portability go for a base station, if not go for a lap top but I would factor in a decent monitor and keyboard, portable devices make compromises on ergonomics and size.

As for PC or Mac go for best value and quality on the display, there is nothing in it in the OS for your use.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
31 Jan 2009 2:02PM

Quote:There you'll find all the good points about PC and the good point about the Mac

LOL - the drugs I gave you wearing off now?
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 2:15PM
Stolz's pick is a bit lacking, only 2G of RAM and a paltry 320G of Hard disk does not bode well when many photographers are using 4G Flash cards. Add in the not that big 20 inch shiny screen and it is not a good value machine for Photographers without spending more on RAW and hard disk. 800 gets you an equivalent all in one from Dell.

An example of what you could have for your money . But there are other providers
_ e2
9 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
31 Jan 2009 2:15PM
Good points about Macs

Don't get clogged up with anti virus
Don't earn Mr Gates any more cash
Style
Intuitive to use
Silent operation
Included software



Good things about PCs

Er Chris can fill you in on them, I'm not on the same drugs as him




Bad things about both

They're computers and as such they are only as good as what is put into them


I like my iMac and also like my MBP. Performance is similar for both, with the newer MBP edging it on the older iMac (perspex intel).
Both run silent

John
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
31 Jan 2009 2:21PM

Quote:pc or mac


If you can afford it - Mac everytime. (I have a PC btw... and a very old G3 PowerBook Sad)

Wink
cantona43 e2
9 915 4 England
31 Jan 2009 2:23PM
iMac and macbook air fantastic duo
Neil
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
31 Jan 2009 2:25PM

Quote:An example of what you could have for your money . But there are other providers

But none of them have Mac OS X and therefore are not comparable.
RAM and disks are cheap enough.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 2:31PM
John if only Apple let the market be open and let their OS run on other people's hardware then perhaps you could seea true and fair comparison. But I guess the cash sucking afraid of competition nature of Apple is king.

It would be interesting to see a comparison of the Dell I linked to and the machine Stolzy linked to on both Windows and OS-X for example.


Quote:Don't get clogged up with anti virus
Neither do PC's

Quote:Don't earn Mr Gates any more cash
He gives a lot to good causes, apple? Job's is no better probably worse. ;-( Apple have a bigger mark up than most of their competition have you looked at their accounts?

Quote:Style
Dates rapidly, how terribly old fashioned those white Apples look

Quote:Intuitive to use
Pretty equal for Windows OS-X, Linux has moments of looking good then a command line bit pop's up.

Quote:Silent operation
Can go for them all.

Quote:Included software
Amount of included and also free software. Range of types of software.

And we could look at purchase price and value for money too.


Quote:Bad things about both

They're computers and as such they are only as good as what is put into them

I agree, but I think the difference between Mac and PC is very small these days, apart from price and the strange belief by some that one is superior. Sadly that is not true, they just cost, and sometimes, look different.

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