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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by viizi, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. viizi macrumors regular

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    I am a concept artist and use frequently - Photoshop cs5, Illustrator cs5, modo401, sketchbook pro 2011, Corel Painter 11.

    I'd like a nice display. Which would be the best computer for my needs?

    MBP, iMac or MacPro
     
  2. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

    Santabean2000

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    There are many arguments for and against, but in it's simplest form I believe it basically it goes like this:

    (A) buy a MP if it's your business tool and will make you money

    (B) buy a iMac if you're more prosumer/hobbist

    buy a MBP if you're either (A) or (B), but you demand portability.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If you need portability, a MBP + an external moitor would be the best. If not then I'd recommend the iMac unless you really don't like the idea of a built in display.
     
  4. andrewsd macrumors 6502

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    Well put. Also a little more info would be nice. IE: Are you a pro, prosumer or just a hobbyist and do you take you work with you a lot when and if you travel?
     
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    The display is key for what you are doing. I am a photographer and want the best display so I recently picked up a NEC display (NEC 2690) that is non-glossy, wide gamut, extreme shadow detail... If you want something like that then pass on the iMac. I just sold my iMac and 13" MBP to get a 15" MBP and the NEC. With this combo I can do anything - travel and do the best image work and printing. I don't need the power of the MP nor can I afford or justify it
     

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