Workstation choices - high end PC or Mac Pro

Started Feb 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 13,561
Re: Workstation choices - high end PC or Mac Pro

chillzatl wrote:

your options seem pretty clear. Spend more for a computer with less expandability, performance and fewer software options

Yes, you could spend more for a Windows workstation that does not fully match the specifications of the Mac Pro (Xeon CPU(s), PCI-E flash, twin video cards, lots of Thunderbolt 2 ports).  But why would you want to do so?

As for the OP, if he wants a Mac-based system, I think he would be best-served with a different Mac, such as an iMac, a quad-core Mac Mini, or even a Mac notebook paired with an external (monitor + keyboard + mouse).  In its current configuration, the new Mac Pro looks to be a machine aimed at videographers, researchers, and the like (who need lots of power and can pay for a machine with it) than at still photographers.

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