Are Macs better than PCs for photography work? If so, why?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Questions thread
Richard
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Re: You are wrong..
In reply to gaussian blur, Apr 2, 2013

gaussian blur wrote:

Richard wrote:

First, the HP has an aluminum bezel and faceplate where the keyboard rests. Only the bottom is plastic, which may survive impacts better than the Apple.

Plastic generally will crack or shatter. Metal will just dent. That means the Mac will likely survive a fall much better.

Sorry, that is just not true. Metal transfers the full force of the impact. Plastic absorbs the downside being if to hard of a hit it can crack rarely shatters. But I have seen macs quit working after being dropped it does not mean they are more durable because they use metal case. How they were dropped and what damage was sustained has more to do with whether they work after or not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO37NECcaj0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYXFU4jYbmg

In fact the HP uses an patented process that uses an accelerometer to tell if the laptop is falling and park the heads on the hard drive to save your data. Something the mac does not have. HP ProtectSmart helps protect your notebook’s data from accidental bumps and bruises. It senses motion and stops your hard drive to help protect your entire digital life.

Macs have had an accelerometer to detect falls and park the hard drive since the iBook days, many years ago. They were the first company to do it.

Ok, it appears they both have this. But the HP is half the price.

Retina resolution is not wasted and you don't need a magnifying glass. You've obviously never used one.

Yes, have used one, cannot see the difference and neither could anyone else that was with me. You need a manifying glass.

.....his assertion was disputed by Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, who believes the human retina can see 477 pixels per inch. This assertion was in turn disputed by the author of Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait, whose has collaborated with NASA on the Hubble Space Telescope camera. He believes that 300 pixels per inch will not be seen with a person who has 20/20 eyesight, and that only people with eyesight better than that would see the individual pixels.

Many people can't tell the difference

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2405409,00.asp

But even if you can notice a tiny difference, is it worth over double the price? For most people no.

What is funny for as high resolution screens apple puts out it does not put blue ray players in computers, the only media that can acutally produce 1080p (please don't tell me that streaming internet media is 1080p, the most networks do not have the bandwidth to cover blu rays constant 36Mbit per second bandwidth speed.

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