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New laptop: Macbook or Win10?

 
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Nov 19, 2018 00:20 |  #16

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I'm not aware of 13" laptops that are UHD resolution. Part of it is that most 13" laptops are advertised as light notebooks and don't have dedicated graphics, and 13" doesn't need that kind of pixel pitch. For 15", I think most current offerings with a dedicated graphics card can handle UHD just fine (I know there are some arguments for the latest games and how much video RAM you need...in that case, you may need to reduce resolution for optimal 60fps newest games).

I recently got a Lenovo Yoga with UHD touchscreen, I7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB solid state drive. I bought it to be my portable computer. I've never had a hiccup with 2D graphics. I also liked the 2-in-1 feature and that I can illustrate with a Wacom stylus. Windows 10 is also a better PC OS for 4K: it has some nice compatibility features for what apps you have that might not support "highDPI" (scaling fonts up to the bigger scale you set with Windows Desktop).

There are a few options out there for 13" UHD screens, but not many. The Surface products are all pretty close to 4K, though with a different (better, imo) aspect ratio.

I second your findings on Windows 10, also the usefulness of a touchscreen actually has me considering selling off my 13" to trade up to the 15" Surface Book 2 as I now never touch my desktop for editing purposes... the pen support on the Book is just way too useful, it makes editing much more enjoyable for me and it's barely slower than my desktop for most tasks anyway.

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I’ve only owned Macs so I’m extremely biased. I would suggest a MBP with 16GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD for processing and editing images. The last one I bought was from Apples Refurbished Store and it arrived as new and hasn’t disappointed me in the two years I’ve owned it. I think that 8GB may disappoint you and cannot be upgraded by the user.

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Nov 19, 2018 10:36 |  #17

Whatever makes you feel better. I'd be hard pressed to remember the last time I saw a computer on set that wasn't a Mac.


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Nov 19, 2018 11:23 |  #18

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Whatever makes you feel better. I'd be hard pressed to remember the last time I saw a computer on set that wasn't a Mac.

If the argument is "buy this product because other people use this product", that's a really flimsy argument.


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Nov 19, 2018 11:28 |  #19

Apple has a singular formative marketing department.




  
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Nov 19, 2018 11:41 |  #20

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I have had fewer issues with my 2013 Mac than the Win systems I have been using. Nothing horrible on the Win side, just much less time invested upgrading and dealing with security stuff on the Mac side. It’s a very stable platform, and works ell for me.

I am an exclusive Win user - not because I consider them superior, but because I am too lazy to maintain an other OS. But I really can see where Keltab is coming from. The current MS Win10 upgrade policy leads to all sorts of little hickups, making this OS 'needy' for continuous attention. But, you generally get more bang for the buck with Win systems.


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Dec 13, 2018 19:38 as a reply to  @ drmaxx's post |  #21

My wife and I, both switched our home computers from PC to Mac. Although we both still us PC based systems at work, we will never go back to a PC at home. For us, Mac is more intuitive, and for me, it works great with Lightroom.




  
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Dec 14, 2018 09:14 |  #22

After a lot of research and trips to Best Buy playing around with different machines, I ended up ordering a MacBook Pro 13”, I5 quad core, 16gb RAM, & 512SSD, which will arrive in a few days. Looking forward to it’s arrival and spending some holiday time off getting familiar with the new machine.


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Dec 14, 2018 15:36 as a reply to  @ ct1co2's post |  #23

I hope you enjoy your new machine!
Get out and take pics, then use it to process and share ;-)a



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Dec 14, 2018 19:41 |  #24

Mac all the way.. Once you go Mac you never go back.


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Dec 15, 2018 01:18 |  #25

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Mac all the way.. Once you go Mac you never go back.

Really? Cause I went Mac, swore it was the greatest for years, then went back, and now I have absolutely no interest in Mac.


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Dec 15, 2018 01:31 |  #26

I've done Mac, do PC and also Linux. All have their merits. All have their shortcomings.




  
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Dec 15, 2018 02:48 |  #27

N2bnfunn wrote in post #18771049 (external link)
Mac all the way.. Once you go Mac you never go back.

I'm with you on that one. Had to use Windows at work for a couple of decades. Hated the buggy, virus-ridden crap. Went Mac at home in 2005. Run my family business now and still need Windows for our booking system so have 2 Windows (Lenovo) laptops along with 3 iMacs. Still hate Microsoft with a passion. Happy to pay the Apple premium. YGWYPF in so many ways.


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Dec 16, 2018 22:50 as a reply to  @ Pippan's post |  #28

Amen...I have a windows machine for years... always hate mac's until I got one and I just can't believe what I been missing for all these years.

Think of a windows machine as a disposable computer a couple of years it ready to go in the trash.


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Dec 16, 2018 23:46 |  #29

Apple makes it easy by locking up their proprietary hardware making it impossible to buy cheap garbage. You pay more to work in a tightly controlled, tightly integrated ecosystem. Hardware quality in the PC world can vary. It is indeed possible to buy cheap garbage, thus making the above type of comment common. Buying hardware of comparable quality eliminates this misconception. As far as the OS is concerned, I've used the Adobe Creative Suite on both the Mac and PC platform. As long as the software is getting what it needs from a specs standpoint, I have found the performance identical. Photoshop runs fast and smooth on a high end PC too. Not so much on a low spec, cheap garbage PC.




  
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Dec 17, 2018 01:25 |  #30

N2bnfunn wrote in post #18772300 (external link)
Amen...I have a windows machine for years... always hate mac's until I got one and I just can't believe what I been missing for all these years.

Think of a windows machine as a disposable computer a couple of years it ready to go in the trash.

Every component of my PC is at least 2 years old, my CPU is 8 years old... yet it still keeps up with modern mid to high end PCs.

Just like with a Mac, if you buy cheap specs then it's not going to last very long.


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