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    Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    HI,

    1. I find it slightly irritating how every designer uses a mac. If you go in to an art school, every-one has a Macbook Pro.
    If you showed-up with a Thinkpad, people would actually give you weird looks.
    Its purely snobbery, nothing more.
    2. Maybe, just maybe, windows might be better more functional.
    Outside of using a semi-broken Dell at work for the occasional spreadsheet and swearing at IE5, my windows experience / knowledge is minimal.
    Seven looks rather functional in terms of its UI and all the software I use for work is available for Windows. Some things may even work better, like Flash, even though we all want it to die.
    3. Hardware prices.
    Macs are occasionally more expensive. There's no arguing it. Yes they are cheaper than they used to be but for the money you'd put down on a Macbook Pro, you could get something far more potent from the windows camp.
    If I was to switch to PC, I'd want something pretty professional. Probably a thinkpad, as they're so brutally utilitarian.
    Anyway, can some-one who has literally been raised on Mac OS, switch to windows easily? Especially a designer. Or is too much of a headache to change platform?

    Please help.

    I did not find the right solution from the internet.

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    I've always used Windows/PC while working on gfx from home. Photoshop is Photoshop no matter what operating system it's on (same goes with other picture/video editing software) Worked on Mac OS at work and could easily work back and forth between the two. Ultimately I'd like to have a Macbook Pro and a Thinkpad or Surface Pro.... but alas right now I am working with an outdated Toshiba Satellite on an outdated version of PS. Still gets the job done though, and that's all that matters.

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    I always use Mac.

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

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    I always use Mac.
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    ^ Mac. Can you confirm?

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Celph Taut View Post
    ^ Mac. Can you confirm?
    Yes. @Danze is a snob.

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    Mac or Windows is a preference not a requirement...i use a Windows OS cause thats what im most familiar with not because of any system or hardware option. Macs used to be prefered because of the SataDrive but now u can do it with both no real reason.

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    As a graphic designer there are plenty of reasons to pick either a Mac computer or a PC. However a large majority of graphic designers choose Mac over PC because it is widely used across the industry, it's simple operating system, and the amazing build quality Apple produces.

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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    Designing is not an easy or simple job. Even the simplest files take a huge chunk of the memory-making the PC go slower day by day. Now, that's not what a designer certainly wants. So, if you are just starting or are a professional already, well, it seriously does not matter.
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    Re: Do graphic designers really need Macs or does it not matter?

    It really does't matter, mac or pc either is just fine.
    I have used both a PC and a Mac and both just seemed fine to me.
    Photoshop and illustrator and any other software you decide to add on will be compatible as long as it meets
    the features required, such as ram e.t.c

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