Who has switched to Mac - was it worth it?

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Who has switched to Mac - was it worth it?
May 27, 2012

I am thinking of switching to Mac. Here is my reasoning. I suspect it is slightly flawed, but interested in comments from people who have mulled over the same things.

I am fairly techy. I am doing more and more post processing (recent nikon D800 purchaser). The key thing I need now is a large monitor (27inch +). However, this will need to live in my kitchen / diner and hence has to look the part to be considered an acceptable addition....

This therefore has led me to the 27inch iMac - probably wait till the product is updated, which rumours have it will be in the next few weeks. This appears to be a better option than a tower under the dining room table with a cheaper large monitor on the table (not going to be aesthetically acceptable). Also, the more I look, the more it appears that the imac is a pretty good bit of kit and the higher spec looks as good as a mac book pro.

Here is the issue, I expect I will end up dual booting to windows and running it in windows mode most of the time. I already have lightroom, CS4 Premium Production, Photomatix, Office, etc etc all for windows. All of which I will need to use.

Is there any performance defecit for running windows, dual boot on the mac. Would applications run faster in OS X?

Thanks for your thoughts...

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