Mac Vs. PC
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:00 PM
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:10 PM
Viruses are not a problem on PC if you invest in a good antivirus solution. Macs are expensive and mostly about eye-candy. User friendliness? Adobe illustrator has same layout both for PC and Mac. And the largest user base means solution to virtually any problem you might have on Windows.
I have to agree with candyfloss. Personally I've been a Mac user for many years now and fell to the "never-going-to-windows-trap". I still have my gorgeous MacBook Pro but I recently purchased an ASUS g75v and to be honest..... it's all the same, minus the prices. Comparing hardware, they're all the same (Intel-based, NVIDIA graphics card with the 2012 retina display macs, amongst many others) Prices are more about brand and programming. The mac OS is way more user friendly than windows, only because its designed FOR designers in mind with very little programming skills, so it can help us focus more on the visual aspects rather than functionality of the equipment. PC's are way cheaper probably because they're huskier than macs and more prone to headaches if you can't figure how to trouble shoot it. But to put it in simpler terms:
Non-dedicated video cards (512mb) as opposed to more recent models, but of course that means an emptier pocket.
Virus-proof (The less people using them, the less interest in trying to hack them)
And what really bothers me...... MASSIVE over heating problems. (Heed my word when I say that the slim design isn't so great for this issue)
Kind of confusing....
Places you as solemn administrator and God over the machine (MACs are designed to keep you out of the technicalities.)
Much much cheaper
Designed for a better cooling system (depending on which model)
(The best part) Customizable =P
The programs?? THEY'RE ALL THE SAME. Again..... I use them BOTH.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:14 PM
Being user-friendly is defiantly a plus; what are some user-friendly features Macs have?
I like nice graphics as well, but they aren't absolutely necessary.
What makes them user friendly is that you don't have to worry much about technical details. When you want something to work (your display, formatting, image burning, finding your files, connecting to the internet) Mac does everything for you. It's like spoon feeding. Just hit enter and it's doing it for you. Finding files on your dock, desktop and recent files is also much easier.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:42 PM
I always say a PC is kind of like driving a Volkswagen, and a MAC is kind of like driving a Mercedes. Both are great cars and are going to get you to the same place, but you will get there in more style in the Mercedes! (MAC) LOL! MACS are very stable and last FOREVER!
All kidding aside, abajanda breaks down the differences very well...
Edited by PaintedPony, 04 August 2012 - 11:49 PM.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:28 AM
- Good designers are good whatever operative system they use.
- Tools for designers doesn't kill mediocrity.
Like PaintedPony I have been using Macs since... Well, say a few years before "PaintedPony start".
Like most of the designers I was not too exiting with the idea of buying a PC. However I did bought my first one in 1994 -paying the same prize of a Mac- and I was really taken with it.
Mac is like a Mecedes, I agree. You can have a nice driving on perfect roads and without to have too much driving skills. To fix a Mac (and believe me, they aren't as stable as the mythologists say. Mac are only more stable than standard PCs in the wrong hands) is expensive.
A PC is like a full terrain. With a PC you can go further but, like any other full terrain, it requires more skills than the ones that the standard "mercedes technology" users/consumers have. Also, as a full terrain could need more "stops in the route" than a Mac. It's normally true, but if you are a smart user of technology, you can avoid most of the stops.
Abajanda is right. If you aren't a smart user of technology, or you are lazy, don't buy a PC.
Reasons for buying a Mac
- have no problems spending money (so, you are snob) or
- think that wearing famous brands you'll be more charming (or beauty, or smarter or whatever) Most designers fit in that category, or
- are not too smart using technology, or
- don't want to go further (what the computer do for you is the limit you accept).
Then buy a mac.
An interesting phenomena
Some years ago to say that you where using a PC for your designs was like to say that you are gay or you got leprosy.
Fortunately more and more designers and illustrators are recognizing that they use PCs, even when applying for famous contests (no more lies). Just watch in youtube some of the great tutorials and speedpaintings from the masters. Pay attention: no apple in the left/top corner of the window
Edited by sergiourra, 14 August 2012 - 05:45 AM.
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