Originally Posted by mister p
For what it's worth........get a Mac. If you go to an Apple store or third party shop like Curry's/PC Warehouse Apple dept. (they have their own Apple assistants ) the level of service and simple language is on a different planet.
For ease of use the Apple system is a no brainer next to PC.
Supplier backup and service is something that you don't generally expect in the UK.
The Macs are upgradeable and future proof........any extra cost now will be saved later.
Get any Mac laptop or desktop and you'll be over the moon. Get a terabyte or two of hard-drive and you're sorted for life.
The included iMovie software is actually good enough for pro shoots.
The are robust physically and are designed for pro use as are the aftermarket bits for them........properly real world designs not flaky tat to blow your money on.
Macs are logical in their usage and the op system fully integrated and totally intuitive.
They are biased towards the art industry and not the nerdy business end..........so they need to be easy to use by default!!!!
Their retina displays are the best and the computers are designed to be used on location so are substantial enough to cope with a bit of misuse.
Sound quality is great too and they look better.
he is not a full time graphic designer. he does not need a terabyte of hard disk and even saying that he needs half of that would be like saying he needs 10 lorries to carry is lunch to work.
as for ease of use. how many people use a pc to a mac!!!! the number is not even close as the latest report says 17 -1. that means in simple terms for every mac user 17 other people can use a pc and yet you say its hard to use.
oh and the spec of the laptop I gave works well enough for me and I edit HD video for 1 hour per week and unless that became over 20 or so hours I will not be changing and mine cost £320.00 delivered.
As for upgrades. there are 1000's of component shops in the uk and hundreds on line and v easy to do so again your comment about pc's not being future proof sorry is rubbish.
as for how robust they are. again 17:1 ! so if the mac was that good and great value and that robust and easy to upgrade why is that figure so huge of pc users compared to pc.
as for screens well if they are good enough for over 94% of people then they are good enough for me.
last but not least why spend silly money when a laptop or pc will do the job fine for under £400.
There is far to much over selling of IT and is a real shame as people are getting ripped of every day and buying £1000 laptops and macs when they are simply not needed.