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Old 11-16-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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Photoshop is fine on either.

A PC of similar quality to Apple's products costs about the same. Decent build quality and good screens cost money whether the logo on the back is Apple or Lenovo. Plus Apple has a touchpad that is actually pleasant to use, as opposed to the unresponsive, flaky crap on most Windows laptops (this is finally starting to change). Seriously, Apple's touchpad is so good that they sell it as a standalone device and people actually buy it over a mouse.

Also keep in mind if you're looking at high res displays like you'd find in the retina macs, Windows is still pretty terrible at dealing with it. It works properly in metro apps but classic Windows is a mess where not all programs will even acknowledge system settings or scale properly, so you'll wind up with a mix of normal looking programs, fuzzy programs, and programs so tiny you can't see tell what's going on.
I believe Lenovo is the only brand that reviewers have said has better touch pads than Apple. I might be wrong.

Windows handles higher resolutions monitors fine now: http://www.howtogeek.com/175664/how-...-blurry-fonts/
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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The most concise answer is: yes and yes.
If you focus on price, then you will buy the least expensive hardware and use Linux.
If you focus on performance (from a graphic artist's perspective), then you will buy a Mac (and price be damned).
Me. I am a Mac bigot.
But a graphics artist would have to purchase an external monitor to get any decent amount of color accuracy... That has to be factored into the cost if someone is serious about graphics...

Not that the same doesn't apply to a PC. Your standard budget PC monitor is just as bad as Apple monitors. Sometimes even worse.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:38 PM
 
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Based on what? A 27-inch: 3.5GHz i5 with Retina 5K display for $2,499 is hella cheap. Dell is charging $2,499 for a a 5K monitor alone. Apple is giving you a a free Mac with the purchase of a display, and you think that is too much?
The Dell 27" 5K monitor will cost less than $2000. Comparing the Apple display to Dell's is not Apple to Apple. You have to look at the quality of the display. The Dell display is 10-bit on a Windows machine while the Apple display is 8-bit on OSX. This will matter to anyone serious about graphics.
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Windows applications don't scale well with high resolution displays.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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I think the answer to the biggest question here would be 'what really do your clients require of your product?'
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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Windows applications don't scale well with high resolution displays.
They scale just fine with high resolution displays.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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Windows applications don't scale well with high resolution displays.
Please explain.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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Please explain.
Older versions of windows had problems maintaining the property rendering windows and text at high resolution. This is no longer an issue with current windows, however.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:38 AM
 
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The Dell 27" 5K monitor will cost less than $2000. Comparing the Apple display to Dell's is not Apple to Apple. You have to look at the quality of the display. The Dell display is 10-bit on a Windows machine while the Apple display is 8-bit on OSX. This will matter to anyone serious about graphics.
Again the price for Dell's 5K monitor is the same as the price for Apple's 5K iMac. So you are getting the Mac for free with the monitor purchase, and the insignificant difference between 8-bit vs 10-bit will not matter too most people serious about graphics.

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Old 11-20-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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Please explain.
While windows now supports 'retina' like displays, most applications have not been updated and do not scale properly (this is more of an issue with icons rather than text.) The Adobe CS suite for instance.
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