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    Why choose a mac?

    Hey guys, I was just wondering why there is a general preference of Mac computers for artists. Do they handle photoshop or painter software better than pc's? Do mac graphics displays render artwork better?
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    They are user-friendly.
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    They handle Photoshop, Painter better on average, the colors are better usually than PC flatscreens.
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    Cause Woz is an awesome man, and i support him. I'm gonna be buying my first ibook soon, because i actually do like macintosh and the way everything seems to be integrated into each other. Just a cleaner OS to me. But, I also tinker with computers so I'm not straying away from Windows and linux. I like to have experience with everything. Especially since i work more in 3D and 2D is a close second I'll use it mainly for web design and 2d endeavors.

    They make really nice portable computers.
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    They're simpler and easier to navigate usually, but these days their superiority in graphics programs is marginal, if that.
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    Buy one because they look cool and you will fit in with all the other artists.
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    macs are over-rated. both macs and pcs have their pros and cons. i wouldnt say one is 'better' than the other though.. just a matter of preferrence - JAG
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG. View Post
    macs are over-rated. both macs and pcs have their pros and cons. i wouldnt say one is 'better' than the other though.. just a matter of preferrence - JAG
    overrated? right. remember that pc's hold roughly 90% of the market (citation needed on this, i'm sure its pretty correct anyway)
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    For me it all comes down to price. Macs are no better than PC's as Pc's are no better than macs. They're computers, they do the same things...

    except...

    for the price of 1 closed system proprietary mac... I can build 2 flexible open system PC's.
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    Shit, you guys ask the same stuff over and over again.

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    Would it be a good idea to buy a macbook pro to prepare for working as a concept artist?
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