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Old 10 December 2012, 08:44   #11
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Interesting reading ..many thanks to all. I mean to talk to some of you on Sunday who are clearly 'in the know'.

I've never used a mac - so are nervous - but from what I hear it wont be hard to convert.

Anyone give a link to a machine I could spend maybe £1000 on - or do I just go for high RAM , and high processor speeds - and sort out the software afterwards ?
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I'm going for the i mac 2012 21.5 inch never had one before. I have a few old laptops and with the size of media files pics and videos these days I want to store all in one place and have a machine software with a good heritage of processing and editing RAW pictures and HD video for the go pro.

With the Time capsule at 2TB that should be plenty to back up all important files.

The super drive as the 2012 imac is so slim its doesn't come with a CD/DVDRW.

Including the AppleCare you are looking at £1500 Inc Vat, so it's not cheap but the spec is top notch and no more worrying about Viruses and malware and running scans as LongJohn mentioned is a bonus
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Take your pick from this link based on screen size and disc capacity & budget!. Obviously the smaller screens are cheaper and the basic 13" 2.5Ghz would I'm sure, be fine. If its your only computer I wouldn't recommend the flash storage drives as the capacity is limited (256gb) - but they are much faster (& much more expensive). Also I would probably initially just go for the standard 4gb ram and see how it performs - It's an easy later upgrade to 8gb with someone like Crucial and is cheaper than Apple original fitment.
The Macbook pro comes as standard (within the iLife suite) with video editing software which is quite good and easy to use - iMovie

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Hi

windows 7 and 8 is 64 bit so the memory issue is just a scare. if all you are doing is video and graphics macs are best but remember most of the world and other devices use windows and they are v v different.

If its for general use + video editing then its a PC or laptop.

Next memory is v v cheap. check for your self and look at how much an extra 2 or 4gb will cost you so dont be put off by buying a machine that has 4 or 6 Gb of memory.

something like this is fine:

if you dont have windows HP Pavilion G6-1344sa 15.6" Laptop - Intel i5-2450M 6GB 750GB HDD HDMI DVDRW W7 | eBay

as for i7 the extra money is not worth the extra power in percentage terms so unless you are doing loads and load of it then a few seconds wait will save a few hundred pounds.

Oh and before someone goes on about hard drive size you would get around 250-300 films on the disks of the above and your other applications and I dont think you will be making that many 1.5 hour films! yes you will have other stuff as well but please come back to me when you are even 50% full as hard disks are getting cheaper every day and it will take you a good time to fill the ones in the links above up!


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Ps I only have 20 years IT industry working for resellers infrastructure i.e. pc's , servers etc.
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I wouldn't recommend the flash storage drives as the capacity is limited (256gb)
Now over 750Gb if you fancy a mortgage Top spec MacBookPro with 3 yr Apple Care rushes towards £3500
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Windows 7 Home originally shipped as 32bit. Dunno about now.
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windows 7 and 8 is 64 bit so the memory issue is just a scare.
and so were XP & Vista for that matter BUT ONLY if you bought/have the 64bit versions and most bundled versions were not 64bit - & then you had to buy the 64bit versions of the application software too to fully benefit.
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Confusion is approaching ( if not already here...)

I need to speak to a real person who isn't just trying to flog me stuff at £3500...
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Now over 750Gb if you fancy a mortgage Top spec MacBookPro with 3 yr Apple Care rushes towards £3500
I meant as a standard config - and yes the price is monstrous!!
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