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POLL: "What do you use for your editing?"
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Apr 12, 2013 20:37 |  #1

Hi, a friend of mine who is wanting to bring their photography up to the next level is considering options for photo editing. Presently they use a tablet and want to move up to a computer and asked me about a laptop. Personally I use a desktop and was interested in finding out exactly what others use. Maybe I can be of more help to them.
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Apr 12, 2013 20:43 |  #2

I would say a desktop with a matte monitor screen.


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Apr 12, 2013 20:47 |  #3

Currently I use a Windows 7 based desktop workstation with dual monitors (Will hopefully go to a triple head setup in another year or two) as my primary work area, and now own a basic 13" macbook pro for mobile work. (And I really wouldn't want to do much on this thing, at least without upping from 4gigs of ram and swapping the optical drive for a solid state, which I plan to do eventually.)

Bang for buck is very hard to beat a solid desktop system that one assembles themselves. Think long and hard before "investing" in a laptop. Large and powerful ones that are really useful to do a lot of work on also tend to have this habit of being left on desks at home because they are too heavy to carry conveniently, and tend to need plugged in sooner than you would like anyway due to less than stellar battery life. So when you compare all the extra you've paid to have your computer in a nice portable package, it does seem rather foolish if you find yourself leaving it behind on the desk anyway.


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Apr 12, 2013 21:49 |  #4

If your friend has the budget, I'd make sure they also look into a pen tablet as well...;)


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Apr 12, 2013 21:52 |  #5

What's the difference between PC and desktop? Isn't desktop, laptop, etc, under personal computer? :D


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Apr 12, 2013 22:02 |  #6

JuvarAbrera wrote in post #15822127 (external link)
What's the difference between PC and desktop? Isn't desktop, laptop, etc, under personal computer? :D

Thank the marketing department at Apple for that one. :lol:


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Apr 12, 2013 22:56 |  #7

Thanks no one talked of tablets.


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Apr 13, 2013 07:32 |  #8

Combine the PC/Desktop values and you'll get the point that most people use a desktop (PC)


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Apr 13, 2013 09:01 |  #9

Scatterbrained wrote in post #15822107 (external link)
If your friend has the budget, I'd make sure they also look into a pen tablet as well...;)

Thanks Scatter. Yeah, I told them that I use a small pen and tablet also

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Thanks no one talked of tablets.

Thanks. see above

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Combine the PC/Desktop values and you'll get the point that most people use a desktop (PC)

Thanks, that's what I use- more internal memory than my laptop and I have a 24" monitor. My old eyes appreciate it.


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Apr 14, 2013 00:59 |  #10

coyoteboy wrote in post #15822944 (external link)
Combine the PC/Desktop values and you'll get the point that most people use a desktop (PC)

Correct ;)


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Apr 16, 2013 01:23 |  #11

I guess I read the poll as two questions:

1. Desktop vs Laptop
and
2. Mac vs PC (where "PC" traditionally refers an Intel + windows-based system).

Effectively resulting in 4 possible permutations:

1. Mac desktop
2. Mac laptop
3. Intel/windows desktop
4. Intel/windows laptop

Yes I'm aware that other vendors make PC chips (other than Intel) and PC OSs (other than Microsoft), but I think "Intel/Windows" is the traditional generalization for everything that isn't Apple. And I'm also aware that Intel now makes Mac chips. So the traditional nomenclature is very much old and busted on all levels, pretty well out dated. ;) So some confusion on the terminology is certainly understandable. I think maybe this is where the OP was coming from?


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Apr 16, 2013 03:03 |  #12

jrandall wrote in post #15832830 (external link)
And I'm also aware that Intel now makes Mac chips.

Intel does not make Mac chips.
Apple use Intel CPU's in their Mac brand computers, along with Foxcon mother boards and samsung SSD's and LG monitor panels etc, etc.

The traditional nomenclature has not changed, new products and form factors have simply been added to it, e.g. tablets and ultra portables.


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Apr 16, 2013 11:06 |  #13

What if we use all of the above? I use a custom desktop tower running windows 7 as my main / storage machine and a Macbook Pro for on the go stuff? Or you could always tell your friend to build a hackintosh if you want to try both worlds without spending alot of money on Apple products, but still get the apple software experience. Although it might take some time to get setup and running smoothly...


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Apr 18, 2013 15:32 |  #14

Moppie wrote in post #15832952 (external link)
Intel does not make Mac chips.
Apple use Intel CPU's in their Mac brand computers.

"CPU" and "chip" are equivalent terms for the same thing.


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Apr 19, 2013 19:14 |  #15

Go laptop only if you need mobility. A desktop is a better value if you don't need mobility.




  
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