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

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Questions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 13,191
Re: Get a custom built PC if your main use is photo editing.

Ken Johnes wrote:

1. you can decide what components you want in your system and buy it yourself and you can upgrade it anytime you wish, no guarantee problems by opening the PC case

I'm not sure if you realized what you just said:  "you can … guarantee problems by opening the PC case" (!!!)  Not the argument I'd make for a custom-built PC.

4. you get a lot more for your money than you get from Apple or Hp or dell or anybody. try adding 16 GB ram instead of 8 GB on a mac config from the Apple store and see how much they charge for the additional 8GB RAM ( which you could  get for some 40- 50$  from your local store).buy it- plug it- in start working, no sending anywhere no waiting for few days etc,etc.

You're apparently unaware that most current Macs have user-upgradable RAM, and that third parties sell RAM for them.

The models on which RAM is not user-upgradable are the MacBook Air, the Retina MacBook Pro, and the 21.5" iMac.  The first two are "thin and light" notebooks that have soldered-in RAM, as do virtually all PC Ultrabooks.  The 21.5" iMac used to have four user-accessible RAM slots, but sadly, lost that feature in the current generation.

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