planing on getting a mac

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nikolas_robichaud

well next year im taking a photography class in college, and im
looking into getting a mac but not sure if i should i curently have an
HP pavillion dv6000, and performance wise it would be better since i
think i only have a 1.6 ghz proccesor and most mac's are 2.1 ghz or
more right? anywho yeah my mother's friend offered to give me 600$ for
it and then id save the rest up from working this summer, but it would
be my first mac so it be completly new compared to windows and also i
hear there good art computers like for graphic design , photography
classes and such what would you guys recomend? and the difference
between macbook and macbook pro would be?
 
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oscar

Windows can do anything that Mac can do at the price range that you're
talking about. I know from experience. My friends and I use Windows in our
small business for video editing and photo work. And we sell and publish our
works that we created on Windows Vistas and XP's.

To answer your other questions regarding which Mac is better, you need to go
to Apple's websites.
 
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Colin Barnhorst

Why are you asking for advice on a Mac in a Windows newsgroup? If you were
travelling to France would you want a Japanese tour guide? I use a MacBook
Pro but it is simply outclassed by my wife's HP dv6000z. My two Quadcore
desktops leave her HP in the dust. The speed of the cpu is important, but
the difference between 1.6 and 2.1 ghz isn't as great as it sounds. In any
case the Apple discussion groups under the Support tab on apple.com is where
you want to go for advice on the differences between a MacBook and a MacBook
Pro. The graphics adaptor is the most important one for your purposes.
 
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LesleyO

well next year im taking a photography class in college, and im
looking into getting a mac but not sure if i should i curently have an
HP pavillion dv6000, and performance wise it would be better since i
think i only have a 1.6 ghz proccesor and most mac's are 2.1 ghz or
more right? anywho yeah my mother's friend offered to give me 600$ for
it and then id save the rest up from working this summer, but it would
be my first mac so it be completly new compared to windows and also i
hear there good art computers like for graphic design , photography
classes and such what would you guys recomend? and the difference
between macbook and macbook pro would be?
Apples are a lot more expensive than PCs and you will get a lot more
performance for your money with the PC. You may want to rethink the decision
and save the money you would have to spend on the Mac, to use on getting a
better PC laptop plus editing software. Just my opinion.
LesleyO (I do a lot of photo editing.)
 
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Mike Hall - MVP

well next year im taking a photography class in college, and im
looking into getting a mac but not sure if i should i curently have an
HP pavillion dv6000, and performance wise it would be better since i
think i only have a 1.6 ghz proccesor and most mac's are 2.1 ghz or
more right? anywho yeah my mother's friend offered to give me 600$ for
it and then id save the rest up from working this summer, but it would
be my first mac so it be completly new compared to windows and also i
hear there good art computers like for graphic design , photography
classes and such what would you guys recomend? and the difference
between macbook and macbook pro would be?

Instead of dumping a perfectly good laptop for a MacBook, you might want to
consider getting a decent camera for use in your course next year..



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Censored Syndrome

Colin Barnhorst said:
The graphics adaptor is the most important one for your purposes.
No it's not. It is of no importance at all really. For Photoshop,
processor speed is very important, then amount of RAM when making large
files, and then disk speed for scratch disk on very large files.

ss.
 
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ray

well next year im taking a photography class in college, and im looking
into getting a mac but not sure if i should i curently have an HP
pavillion dv6000, and performance wise it would be better since i think
i only have a 1.6 ghz proccesor and most mac's are 2.1 ghz or more
right? anywho yeah my mother's friend offered to give me 600$ for it and
then id save the rest up from working this summer, but it would be my
first mac so it be completly new compared to windows and also i hear
there good art computers like for graphic design , photography classes
and such what would you guys recomend? and the difference between
macbook and macbook pro would be?
I would heartily recommend a remedial English class first. You could learn
about grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc. That would be much more
help to you.
 
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Bill Yanaire

ray said:
I would heartily recommend a remedial English class first. You could learn
about grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc. That would be much more
help to you.
Why didn't you suggest OpenSores office with a dose of that crippled OS
Ubuntu?
 
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The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

well next year im taking a photography class in college, and im
looking into getting a mac but not sure if i should i curently have an
HP pavillion dv6000, and performance wise it would be better since i
think i only have a 1.6 ghz proccesor and most mac's are 2.1 ghz or
more right? anywho yeah my mother's friend offered to give me 600$ for
it and then id save the rest up from working this summer, but it would
be my first mac so it be completly new compared to windows and also i
hear there good art computers like for graphic design , photography
classes and such what would you guys recomend? and the difference
between macbook and macbook pro would be?
Definately get a Mac. If you are not ready to leave windows yet, run it
as a virtual machine on your mew shiny mac computer.

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creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
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DRM and unintended consequences:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
 
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Colin Barnhorst

Aktualy, i din hav much prblem reeding it as lot ov othr poosters.
 
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KDE

there is a very common misconception that you have to have a mac to do video
and photo. I'd put my sony Vegas (video) and Adobe Photoshop (photos) up
against anything mac. You can also pick up a very adequate Laptop for the
$600 you are thinking is just the down payment on the Mac. (check out
outlet.dell.com for scratch and dents and refurbished units) I just picked
up a Refurb Laptop for my daughter for $520.00 120g hard drive, 3g ram,
Dual core processor. this is the 4th refurb laptop I've bought from Dell
and NEVER had one bit of an issue.
 
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