quiksquirrel wrote in post #14104274
It has nothing to do with "hate".
You called it the best, and I pointed out that it is not. And when a system with twice the power can be made for a fraction of the price, it is not even a half decent deal.
Don't make this into a mac vs windows issue. It is not. Both OS's can be used on either platform.
It is merely a question of what you get for your money, in terms of hardware. And since a PC can be build with exactly the same parts used in the mac, a direct comparison is reasonable.
As for the CPU. You clearly have no clue about these things. Simply stating that it still costs $1000,- means nothing if you don't understand the reason for it.
It IS indeed a older model. And by far not the best for the OP's intended purpose. In fact, it is one of those things that you would never have any real use for, unless you know exactly WHY you need that particular model.
I don't sit around and read up on the latest hardware 24/7, because I haven't shopped for a new computer in over four years. That doesn't mean I "have no clue about these things."
It was a tongue in cheek comment anyway, and a bit of a self mockery. If I were to recommend someone get a Mac Pro for photo editing, I wouldn't recommend the build that I listed there, there is no reason to spend $10,000 to edit photos, not even if you are a professional. If you wanted a mac pro, then getting the 12 core version for photo editing would be pointless. I barely even tax my 8 core version running photoshop, bridge, illustrator, and indesign at the same time. And even to get a loaded one, you would spend a lot less than Apple's 10K retail price by buying aftermarket ram and hard drives (both of which apple is known to gouge for the ignorant).
Unless something has changed in the last year, in "direct comparisons" as you call them, other workstations like dell, are the same price or more when spec'd equally.
When I purchased my rig core 2 duo was still current, and quad core had just been released. I merely point out that I have gotten four trouble years out of my computer, and with some minor upgrades I will get another four years out of it.
If I had something majorly wrong happen to this computer I would buy another one without hesitation.
I agreed that for the OP, getting a good i7 intel PC with plenty of ram would be her best solution, it was only after further harrassment that I even said anything else about mac. But go ahead, enjoy your superior computer knowledge. Unsubscribing now.