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Old 11 December 2012, 04:04   #31
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Just to add more variation to what to consider...
If it's mainly for editing boating, skiing, waterskiing videos etc, don't forget anything over about 5 mins long gets tedious to watch, so your files won't be as big as if you are doing hours of full motion pictures!
It took me hours of cutting to get a week's skiing down to just 15 minutes of video - and the once a year I'm likely to do that length of watchable footage wouldn't justify a high cost machine (PC or MAC)

Also - if you go for a MAC and you're likely to want to run non-mainstream programs on it (like C-map's PC Planner navigation software) - you may find it's only available for PC's.
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Don't know about C-map but Garmin HomePort is Mac compatible.
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Old 11 December 2012, 04:33   #32
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agree with Clyde

the mac crowd seem to me to over-hype their brand, always have, always will i guess.

Don't get me wrong, they make good kit, but its not the silver bullet some would have you believe, even if they charge solid silver prices for the gear.

As noted below both apple and windows use I5/I7 processors (same HD same ram), apart from the fancy casing and more sleek overall design of the mac casing the internals are almost identical, so we are discussing he operating system only.
I know a few people(arty farty types) who buy macs for the appearance, then wipe the hard drive and install windows.

If you have the money to burn go for it, but don't be fooled by the hype
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Old 11 December 2012, 05:20   #33
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I use Macs and Pc's for my business and Macs for my personal stuff at home. I have a number of Macs of varying ages. I prefer the Macs for their operating system, abilities as well as backup and design. The operating system seems more logical to use than PC software.
I seldom have problems with the Macs, but nearly always have a problem if I put additional software on the PC's, 9 times out of 10 there seems to be a conflict somewhere or the software requires patches to make it work and I end up spending ages trying to get everything to work again. Don't normally have these problems with Macs. The comment about Macs being future proof is not accurate. The latest software does not always work properly on the older machines / operating systems.
I reckon the average Macs usable life if you want to keep with the latest software is around 8-10 years.

Macs get my vote over a PC everytime.
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agree with Clyde

I know a few people(arty farty types) who buy macs for the appearance, then wipe the hard drive and install windows.

If you have the money to burn go for it, but don't be fooled by the hype
As already said, the missus has a top end Mac Book Pro, it came with the job & she didn't have any choice in the matter. Fortunately (ish) you can boot it into windows7 using bootcamp & use it as a PC, or at least you could if the feckin thing had a proper right click instead of having to remember the secret 3 fingered gesture. It's like trying to get into the Masons just to highlight, cut & paste on the fecker. And dont get me started about the fan noise & the heat, you could fry an egg on the underside, literally..............but it looks nice
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I made the switch to apple a couple of years ago with a MacBook Pro, certainly won't be going back.

Fan noise and heat are negligible compared to my old laptop

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It's a Marmite jobby
Absolutely, it is. As I said earlier, it's all about choice and each to their own.

Next thing you know we'll be talking 2st v 4st, LR v Nissan Patrol, everybody's RIB v everybody else's RIB ...

By the way, I think Marmite is great
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So to clarify - the message I'm hearing is ;

Macs are good (for a purpose) but potentialy for me may not be worth the extra cost. I dont run Nav software - just the usual work stuff anyhow.

A super massive memory may not be needed as I'm making Ben Hur...

A decent laptop with 8Gb Ram will be fine and as fast a processor as possible will work OK.

I'm not too worried about screen size of the super duper resolution of the latest Macs.

I have no idea what I5/I7 are ....but work on the assumption the higher the number the 'better' ?

Best get over to John Lewis now .

I think a Windows Laptop is the way forward.....


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So to clarify - the message I'm hearing is ;

Macs are good (for a purpose) but potentialy for me may not be worth the extra cost. I dont run Nav software - just the usual work stuff anyhow.

A super massive memory may not be needed as I'm making Ben Hur...

A decent laptop with 8Gb Ram will be fine and as fast a processor as possible will work OK.

I'm not too worried about screen size of the super duper resolution of the latest Macs.

I have no idea what I5/I7 are ....but work on the assumption the higher the number the 'better' ?

Best get over to John Lewis now .

I think a Windows Laptop is the way forward.....


( 2 strokes are better, but I love 4 strokes , LR have a place in my heart but I drive a Korean car and everyone elses RIB is better than mine)
But do you like Marmite?
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But do you like Marmite?
Yes - there is no other realistic option - but is there i-marmite yet ...if there is I MUST have it
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