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    PC user here

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    New Macbook Pro released today, I've ordered one and will be selling my recently purchased one simply for the new Thunderbolt port, but the improved GPU and new quad i7 will be nice too. Makes USB3 look like a snail with bi-directional 10GB throughput and daisy chaining displays and HDD. Its a good update I think.

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    Switched over to mac about 6yrs ago now. Dont think I would go back to PC.
    All my apple gear works seamlessly together.
    Have iMac, Mac book pro, iPad, and iphones.
    Why would i want to go back to PC now that i think of it.

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    I run a simple Compaq laptop, that way i can take it when i do shoots in nature and see my resuults straight away, Cheater i know Windows Vista, although i would love to try Windows 7, but Windows XP still is my fav OS.

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    dont like the macs they always feel a bit to cheaply put toghter, have thought of buying a mac before but always end up getting the pc, have just pought a monster of a machine, with all the latest bits and i couldnt be happier, it runs so fast and smooth. couldnt ever imagine going to a mac, even thought every one keeps telling me to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forevernowphotography View Post
    dont like the macs they always feel a bit to cheaply put toghter, have thought of buying a mac before but always end up getting the pc, have just pought a monster of a machine, with all the latest bits and i couldnt be happier, it runs so fast and smooth. couldnt ever imagine going to a mac, even thought every one keeps telling me to.
    big LOL at the macs feel like they are cheaply put together comment.........really!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM Tran View Post
    big LOL at the macs feel like they are cheaply put together comment.........really!?
    Agree with you here Jackie, Mac's in generally are very nicely finished, Many PC's still look chunky and the panels just screwed on (which they are), whereas Macs are sleek, all parts in the case fit and allign extremely well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forevernowphotography View Post
    dont like the macs they always feel a bit to cheaply put toghter, have thought of buying a mac before but always end up getting the pc, have just pought a monster of a machine, with all the latest bits and i couldnt be happier, it runs so fast and smooth. couldnt ever imagine going to a mac, even thought every one keeps telling me to.
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    I wanna change my vote to mac
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  10. #170
    Just got a macbook pro and I am wishing that I had done it years ago. Feels like I am driving a luxury car as opposed to the holden/ford PC that I have to use for work.
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    I'm not an Apple fan by any means, hate the iPhone, wouldn't even look at an iPad (although I do have a 4 year old iPod) but I bought a MacBook back in 2008 and have enver looked back. It's still going strong 3 years later, I still have no viruses and in terms of design it hasn't aged one bit.

    I'm actually slightly annoyed that it's lasting so well because I like the look of the new MacBook Pro's but just can't justify having two laptops!
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    I have a trusty old Toshiba notebook that would have to be from around 2004 or 2004 I guess. Still working, though a bit slow now. Biggest selling point is that it has a 17" screen.

    But my everyday computer is a MacBook Pro from early 2008. Just LOVE it. So easy, everything is preloaded (like pdf reader) and it's true PNP.

    The battery has just died (second one) which is a pain. We are looking to upgrade soon to a newer MacBook Pro.

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    PC all the way for me. I'm running a PC that I built myself 5 years ago and occasionally get out my 6 year old Acer (for when I need to move around and play with network settings)

    Surprisingly the Acer still works, the CPU fan died sometime this year, I'd replaced something in the screen a couple of years ago, the CD drive no longer works. But for some reason, even without a CPU fan, it will run all day.

    I wouldn't mind getting a Mac, it's hard to say they don't look nice - but I really can't justify the price, especially when comparable laptops are so much cheaper.

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    How can you have either MAC or PC without GRAVY???
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    I guess if you have a little bit more to spend then you should go with a MAC. I think Adobe Photoshop would be really great for it

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    I remember way back when I had an Amiga 2000......all we did as play games though

    I heard a great quote years ago that stated:
    "PC/Microsoft are like the volvo/commodore of the computer world...cheap, nasty and a bit like a##holes as everybody's got one, Macs however are like the formula one racing car of the computer world, a fine tuned performance machine but only run on 5% of the roads....!!"

    Back in my Uni days, a few years before home computers really took off, we had IBM labs and Mac labs, anyone who needed to do serious work seemed to use the Mac labs and the IBM labs remained mostly unused......my how things have changed hey.

    I have since used Microsoft/PC for most of my time all of which have been off the shelf Dell items, I am no customiser and I guess that is the big issue.....really we need to be comparing apples to apples as a highly customised PC is always going to be different to an off the shelf unit.

    My brother is deep in the professional videographer/media/audio editing world and his partner is a photographer/graphic designer, they use Macs exclusively, when I asked why there was a simple explanation, when it comes to graphics and video editing the Macs are faster, handle multi tasks more efficiently and are more stable. Once linked to iPhones, iPads and iTV everything connects seamlessly and just works. He also said to custom build a "PC" system that would be able to run the programs that he needs with the speed and power would cost a lot more than an off the shelf Mac.
    My Dell desktop is an old Pentium 4 system and the laptop is not much younger but do an ok job, after playing with the Macs and a newer PC with PS I will be going for a Macbook Pro for a christmas present.....cant wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishographer View Post
    My brother is deep in the professional videographer/media/audio editing world and his partner is a photographer/graphic designer, they use Macs exclusively, when I asked why there was a simple explanation, when it comes to graphics and video editing the Macs are faster, handle multi tasks more efficiently and are more stable. Once linked to iPhones, iPads and iTV everything connects seamlessly and just works. He also said to custom build a "PC" system that would be able to run the programs that he needs with the speed and power would cost a lot more than an off the shelf Mac.
    I think that used to hold true, but today you can generally get a PC with similar specs to a Mac at around the same price or cheaper, and that the PC holds its own on processing speed etc.

    Mac's have also come a long way, now being able to run windows programs etc. And iPhones, Ipads will connect to a PC just as easily as they do to a Mac.

    I have stuck with PC's cause they are in the majority in the business world (except for graphics design/photographers etc), and I can easily add things like extra memory, new hard drive, new graphics card. Doing so on a Mac (from my understanding) is not as easy for the user.

    I could not give a damn what anyone else uses, after all it is the output that matters. A photo can be badly processed on either, so it's the user that matters. It is much like camera brands. The photos are what is important, not the brand of camera body or lens used to take them.

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    I'm in a world torn apart by both PC and Mac. For work I use a macbook pro (terminal for programming/high performance computing (256 core supercomputing in Canberra at my disposal for big uni tasks ) is a far better alternative to the rather clumsy putty/xterm arrangement that I can manage on PC), and find the stability and everything about it fantastic. But as I don't technically "own" my laptop I can't really use it for image work/video stuff (and quite frankly I don't have the space to do so on the configuration). When I was planning to upgrade my PC I was rather torn whether to wait for the money to get a new/updated Mac or instead go with a high end PC. Eventually the relative ease of upgrading components sold me on the PC (not to mention the fact that not all games run on Mac), with the same/greater power being far cheaper and easier to obtain. While it does mean that I do have to put up with the somewhat more unstable OS (I have only had 5 crashes on my Mac in three and a half years, each from too many processing tasks ), it still does the job just like Rick says. There is also the slight issue of different licences being needed to purchase a Mac or PC version of processing software, which I find confines you to one or the other. In the end its how you use the computer, not what it is .
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    I switched to Mac about 4 years back, don't think I could ever go back to Windows again. I still use Windows (virtualised for customer sites) but I hate it every time I use it and I've generally ported all my software to Mac so I don't have to use it unless I really have to. Whats interesting is there are very few people who switch to Mac and want to go back to PC again. Speaks wonders for the environment. The only software that still crashes on my Mac ironically is Microsoft Office for Mac.
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    I'm a PC user and always will be... Most people who use Mac's seem brainwashed to me.

    Firstly, Mac's were the must have item for any musician/artist.. Then it was the must have item for graphic, marketing and web designers and now they are telling everyone they are the must have item for students and the likes.. What a load.

    Whilst Mac's are getting cheaper, for the money you buy a Mac for you can build a PC that will be at least 3x quicker with money to spare.

    I don't deny that Mac's are good computers, they have definitely come a long way and seem to be smashing the market, but it wasn't until they used PC components and good marketing ads/campaigns that they were able to achieve their current status. Before that, they were an ugly boulder resembling computer that came in a variety of colours..

    End of the day, I would never choose a Mac over a PC.
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