As a graphics software teacher, I can attest that almost every course begs the question - Wouldn't it be better for anyone who went into the graphics world to buy a Mac? In that case, I ask the student why he thinks it's worth buying Mac. His answer is usually because Mac is a computer that is more suitable for graphic artists. why? I ask him. And the answer - because every self-respecting graphic artist uses Mac. Why do self-respecting graphic artists use Mac? I make it difficult. And the answer: that Mac It calculates graphics.
In the next article we will try to get out of this vicious circle and ask in what way, really, the Mac is better suited to the graphics. For the sake of graphic designers who are not involved in the hardware, we will try not to go into too high resolutions with the comparative details between the components of the system.
Is Mac faster than PC?? probably not. When you set a standard budget for both competitors, the likelihood is that we will get a PC. Faster and more powerful. This is also accompanied by the option to upgrade hardware (such as a new graphics card) that is easier, simpler and cheaper than PC computers. Is Mac more stable than PC?? Well, there are no clear and unequivocal statistics, but it is clear that the operating systems of Windows 7 and above are very stable, as are the graphics programs they run. Is Mac more beautiful than PC? An important argument for designers who advocate aesthetics. Many screens and packages are designed for PC. In different degrees of prestige, and there is no preference for Mac's unique design, but there is nothing to argue about taste and smell. We have also recently introduced theSurface Studio Which features impressive design and an original, easy-to-use interface for graphic artists. It is important to note that the aesthetic advantage and convenience of working on a new Microsoft computer comes with a very high price tag on their side. Is Mac safer to work from PC? Mac probably has fewer viruses, but it's still dead For security problems, sometimes very serious. Anyway - the security question is relatively low when choosing a computer for a graphic artist.
For the above considerations, it is also important to add the dimension of the Israeli mac market. Mac prices here are relatively high in the US and the availability of hardware is problematic. Entering the online store from the official importer idigital presents an option to buy an Imac computer with hard drive 2TB, I7 processor, and 8Gb memory at a price of much more than 14 thousand. At this price you can buy a PC. Dreamy with a large quality screen and much higher performance.
Macs have levels Performence Higher and better suited to media people, especially in the field of video and 3D editing. As of this writing, they are out of stock in the iDigital store. So does the MacBook Pro laptop which is not available on the official importer website. Beyond the high price - the unavailability is also a point that indicates the problems with buying computers Mac To media professionals in the Israeli market. The same applies to maintenance - the availability of computer repair labs Mac Israel is much lower than physical computers. In some cases it is necessary to send a computer abroad to perform the repair and order replacement.
From the above lines, it turns out that beyond the trendy trend, there is no substantial advantage to my computer Mac In front of PCs for designers and editors. If so - why do design colleges in Israel require students to invest their money on a Mac? It may be a fixation based on another era from twenty years ago. At that time there was a real advantage for computers Mac In the graphics field. It is possible that the old teachers of today have become used to working with computers Mac And the transition to the PC world. Requires changes in their work habits. This is also the case with existing hardware in design schools, which traditionally operate on Mac computers: the transition to PC. Will be expensive and difficult. A new generation of graphic artists is once again being educated on the Mac without any substantive technical reason.
While it was possible to sign this article with the clear conclusion that there is no advantage for Mac computers to the graphic artists - it is important to stop and moment and examine the new launch of the computer -MacBook Pro A few days ago. The function buttons on the new laptop replaced a narrow touch screen on the keyboard, which contains buttons specific to the software that the computer is running. This screen allows graphic designers and editors Video Greater workability with smart keyboard shortcuts. This new feature on Mac laptops can be a new breakthrough and more convenient way for designers and editors Video, Especially for newcomers who still have difficulty finding keyboard shortcuts that are so essential. This is also the result of the large and sensitive touch pad of the new laptop. If the use of pressure intensity in graphic software is incorporated, it may have an added advantage over using a PC. Mobile.
It's important to note that beyond Touch Bar - the new Mac does not present another significant benefit that might be a wink to the graphic artists. For example, the MacBook Pro 13-inch video card is Intel Iris Graphics 550. A built-in card that does not compare to advanced and powerful video cards from companies like AMD and Nvidia when it comes to applications for 3D users and video editors. The new launch has also created a mirroring among some of the designer community. On the site Charged It said Apple seems to have forgotten the media makers as the target audience for the new mobile. It is not clear what they complain about because the MacBook Pro has not shown material advantages over the past few years Mobile Others at the same price.
In the meantime, the Touch Bar technology was introduced only to the MacBook Pro laptop. A graphic artist who works in a studio will often prefer a desktop computer for work, because of the higher performance it will provide with a laptop in a similar budget, and mainly because of the need for a more powerful video card. If you continue Dark The trend and the touch bar will also be applied to the desktops of her stationary computers, which may help them to be called - perhaps a little more justly - "computers for graphic artists."