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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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What would you do in this situation?

Needing to upgrade the computer.
  • Graphic designer by trade (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acroboat, Cinema4D, modo)
  • Freelance Illustrator (Photoshop, Painter, modo, Zbrush)
  • Hobbiest GoPro 2.7k 30fps video editor (Premier, After Effects)
  • Don't want the AIO iMac because I am against having to upgrade a great screen each time I upgrade the computer and heating issues.
  • I was reading up a lot about the new minis last night but not entirely convinced because of the GPU and heat issues.
  • The current mini seems to be faster than the Current Mac Pro...
  • Don't need portability

This pretty much points to a PC right? I mean all the software I use is multi platform and I can use Windows just fine.

Thoughts?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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PC if you dont mind windows.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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The motivation to go either way would come down to user experience. For me, that is better with OSX and Apple hardware.

If you do go with Apple, I would look at the Macbook Pro. I am a designer myself and though my machine is usually purposed as a desktop, I like having the option of taking it to the occasional meeting. With the advent of quad core processors and increased RAM capacity, the MBP is a good workstation replacement capable of tackling 95% of the tasks of our profession.
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