I feel like I need to tell you the whole story if I really want to get anywhere with this, and making a list of pro and cons is not my style really, also because there are no pros and cons, just differences. Here is the story..
Having a proper laptop this days, is for me, more important than having a proper phone.
I work with it, I study with it, I basically do what I want to do with it.
When you are a photographer or a designer, you realize that without a powerful laptop, you don’t go very far.
I have owned several PCs and I was quite good with it, I used to know how to do all sorts of things with them. I used to think that PCs were the best thing ever, and never, ever I would have thought of switching to Mac. I was the anti-Mac.
Came the day, where my small, 8gb RAM Dell, was not enough anymore. I couldn’t work with a photo in Photoshop, I couldn’t edit videos on Premiere Pro and it was getting all too frustrating.
I had to get a new laptop.
I started looking online for the best PCs for editing, brands like Lenovo, Dell, Asus and Mac came up.
None of them was affordable, but they all looked interesting, so I set my price to AUD2500 and went from there.
At the end, the battle was between a Dell XPS15 and the Macbook Pro Retina 15″. Both had more or less the same specs and the same price, but one was a Mac and one was PC.
I ended up reading about how Mac last longer, how Mac are durable, how Mac are easier and how Mac are better. I was drawn to Mac by everything I was reading and in the end, I found a great deal on Gumtree.com.au, for a brand new Macbook Pro Retina 15′, 2.5 GHz, Intel Core i7, 6 GB, 1600 MHz DDR3 for AUD2200.
When I saw it, I knew that was my Mac.
It was love at first sight, not only for the design, but for how cool Mac looks. Yes, yes, I said cool. The retina display has something magical to it. Was the same feeling when 1 year ago I switched to a Galaxy s6 Edge, from an S3, was a different world.
Yes, it took a few days to get used to the keyboard, the touch-pad with no left or right click, the commands, the apps, the finder and the totally different system.
But having a Mac wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Macs are awesome, and this stupid Mac vs PC war, really is nothing but useless talks.
I think that for video and photo editing, Macs, at this point, might be your best bet. Yes, it has a different system and yes, it might take you a while to understand it fully, but once you get to know it, it is all heaven from there.
I love how scrolling is just sliding 2 fingertips on the touch-pad up and down, instead of grabbing that silly bar on the right. I love the easy keyboard commands which I probably would never remember all.
There are few things that really gives me the shits sometimes, but that is because I come from PC.
My editing is now so incredibly fast, that I can litterally have Photoshop, Lightroom and Final Cut Pro open at the same time, with no issues at all. Yes, it gets hot, so I bought a little stand with fans, but that will always be an issue with laptop.
I am really happy with my choice and I have learned a big lesson from this:
never say never.
I would love to know if you have gone through this as well or what your opinion is regarding this topic. Leave me a comment below if you like and I will be replying.
Lots of love. x