The debate between the Macs and the G-PC Has been going on for many years and does not seem to be ending anytime soon. So who is the most suitable computer for content creators, and whether the launch of theMacbook The new Pro changed something?
As a graphics software teacher I can attest that in almost every course the question arises - is it not better for those who enter the world of graphics to buy a Mac? In that case I ask the student why he thinks it is worth purchasing 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 respect, really, the Mac is better suited for graphics. For the benefit of graphic artists who are not involved in hardware faucets we will try not to go into too high resolutions with the comparative detail between the system components.
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. In any case, the question of security has a relatively low relevance in choosing a computer for a graphic designer.
To the above considerations, it is important to add the dimension of the Israeli Mac market as well. Mac prices here are relatively high in the US and the availability of hardware is problematic. Entering the online store of 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.
Mac Pro computers have higher performance levels and are more suitable for media people, especially in the field of video and XNUMXD editing. As of this writing, they are not in stock in the iDigital store. So is the MacBook Pro laptop which is not available on the official importer website. Beyond the high price - the unavailability is also a factor that indicates the problems in buying computers Mac For media people in the Israeli market. The same goes for maintenance - the availability of computer repair labs Mac Israel is much lower than physical computers. In some cases it is necessary to send the Mac computer abroad for the purpose of carrying out the repair and ordering spare parts.
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 the country require students to invest their money in a Mac computer? It may be a fixation based on a different era from twenty years ago and more. At that time there was indeed a significant advantage to 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 is important to note that beyond the Touch Bar - the new Mac does not present another significant advantage that may wink at graphic artists. For example, the 13-inch MacBook Pro video card is Intel Iris Graphics 550. A built-in card that does not compare to advanced and powerful video cards from companies such as AMD and Nvidia when it comes to applications for XNUMXD users and video editors. The new launch has also created resentment 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.
Meanwhile, Touch Bar technology has only been introduced for the MacBook Pro laptop. A graphic artist working in a studio will in many cases prefer a stationary computer for work, because of the higher performance it will provide in front of a laptop on a similar budget and mainly because of the need for a more powerful video card. If you continue Dark The trend and will also apply the touch bar to the keyboards of its desktops, possibly helping them to be called - perhaps a little more rightly so - "computers for graphic artists".