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I need to buy a new computer. Any suggestions?

Asked by lbus1229 (338points) March 18th, 2009

I do a decent amount of video editing (home movies) in HD and my wife does a lot of work with her photography. Needless to say we have a lot of video and pictures on our current machine. We also have a lot of music on our computer. We currently have a iMac and I am leaning towards getting another one but wanted to know what you all thought.

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jrpowell's avatar

Another iMac seems like the way to go.

FrancisRude's avatar

time for a new mac! :)

robmandu's avatar

Get a Dell Adamo. It’s got style, performance, and nails the right price for value.

(smirk) (giggle) (- – choke – -) (gasp)

Sorry, can’t do it. Man, what a joke that P.O.S. is.

Seriously, stick with the Mac. You know it already. There’s nothing better offered in PC land. And migration of your existing collateral should be straightforward.

jackley's avatar

I love my iMac and my MacBook Pro. My sister loves her MacBook.

Macintosh is the way to go.

eambos's avatar

Dammit, I hate Macs, but I have to suggest one here. Apple has great video (Final Cut) and photo (Aperture) editing programs. The premium is pretty steep, but for your intents, it should make a good purchase.

C’mon people, at least give a reason for why they should buy one thing over another.

fireinthepriory's avatar

If you’re editing movies in HD and using photoshop or other photo editing programs, get a mac (their programs for that sort of thing really really can’t be beat) and make sure to get as much RAM as you can cram into that darn thing. In terms of RAM and memory, you can get more bang for your buck if you go desktop rather than laptop… but it depends on whether you’ll need to tote it around with you of course. The new macbooks are PURTY, I have a few friends who have them, but if I were to get a new computer I’d be tempted to get a desktop merely so I could get like 4 or 8 gigs of RAM and multitask like the dickens.

I guess the bottom line is that macs were really made with artists in mind, so it’ll be more intuitive to do the things you’re describing if you’re not trying to work in windows (this from a photographer who owns a mac but works in a digital darkroom which exclusively has PCs!).

FrancisRude's avatar

Hello :) I just purchased Macbook Aluminum 2.4ghz and upgraded to a bigger hard drive. I am a Mac convert, and I am loving every single time of it..

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