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

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Questions thread
gaussian blur Veteran Member • Posts: 5,459
Re: Get a custom built PC if your main use is photo editing.

Ken Johnes wrote:

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.

try opening your new mac and  plug in one component not sold by apple directly`during the warranty /guarantee period ´and see if they service your mac for free when something goes wrong.( by the way check their RAM upgrade prices;-) )

Memory is a user installable part and will not void the warranty, regardless of who makes it. There's no requirement that memory must come from Apple.

either way nothing comes close to the price/performance/user upgradability of a custom or self built PC.the fact is if you want an affordable 16 or even 32 GB ram, 3.5-4ghz  quadcore system for around 700-1000 $ for photo /video editing the best bet is a custom PC.with mac the same config may run at twice or 3 times the price with not much of a noticable or useful performance boost.

Actually quite a bit does, plus you are ingoring the value of your time. Also, good luck building a laptop, which is what most people are buying these days.

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