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05/24/2021 01:02:15 PM · #1
I'm in agreement Girish and Paul. With regard to Mac vs PC, frankly its all good hardware and if using a Mac makes interaction with your 'phone easier (it certainly should) then that is a very viable path.
05/24/2021 12:42:50 PM · #2
Originally posted by pgirish007:

I am more of Macbook person and I can see the difference in the usage/powerfulness, Macbook is much more powerful then iPad for sure. Also keep in mind you can attach external drives with Macbook as well as iPad but donesn't read all types of images even the photographs taken by the iphone it-self. There would be the time that you would think that have been good to go with the macbook. just my opinion :)


Thank you for "your opinion" :-). Yes, I am a bit concerned regarding the "external programs" that may not be possible on iPad. I dabble occasionally in fractals and who knows what I want to do "in the future". The Macbook probably leaves me with more options.
Thank you so much for "helping me to think" :-)
05/24/2021 12:40:12 PM · #3
Originally posted by GeneralE:

If you are used to working on a desktop computer I think the laptop would be an easier transition, especially for photo editing -- not sure how easy that is using a touch-screen compared to using a mouse or tablet/stylus (e.g. Wacom) combo.


That is a very valid observation - Thank you. I thought the "pen" could replace the Wacom pen,but I think having to work "directly" on the screen so to speak would be very weird - Thank you for pointing this out.
05/24/2021 11:40:07 AM · #4
I am more of Macbook person and I can see the difference in the usage/powerfulness, Macbook is much more powerful then iPad for sure. Also keep in mind you can attach external drives with Macbook as well as iPad but donesn't read all types of images even the photographs taken by the iphone it-self. There would be the time that you would think that have been good to go with the macbook. just my opinion :)
05/24/2021 11:23:06 AM · #5
If you are used to working on a desktop computer I think the laptop would be an easier transition, especially for photo editing -- not sure how easy that is using a touch-screen compared to using a mouse or tablet/stylus (e.g. Wacom) combo.
05/24/2021 10:43:55 AM · #6
Hi all,
I am a bit of a dinosaur regarding "gadgets". I have a PC and a mobile phone. The phone is an iphone and transferring stuff, even backups onto the PC is a mission.

I don't really do much camera and/or editing on the phone, I find the end quality just not good enough.

Now, Photoshop has increased their requirements on the PC so much, that I can't run the new version on my old PC anymore :-(.
I thought maybe its time to get a laptop, which I would really like, because it would mean I could do stuff in other places other than my office (home office; where the PC is) but more importantly I can take it with me when I travel and actually play with my photos there and then rather than waiting until I am back home.
I am leaning towards a Mac, because that would make my life with the phone easier. I tried a Mac of a friend of mine, quite frankly it was "all the same to me" when it came to working on it. Maybe once I get properly into it I will sing its praises over a "windows" system.

When I mentioned the whole long saga to a friend of mine, he said I mustn't go the laptop route, but go straight for the iPad PRO.
I went today to have a look, its a bit of "all the same to me" (I know its not, and I have read several reports in the meantime, and I think I "get the picture", I am just VERy confused now :-)))

What is your take on it: MacBook or iPad ? (and yes, I know there is a new iPad coming out in June, and yes, I will wait for that one, just to see what it can do :-))

My main use would be: Photoshop and photo editing (the guy at the iStore said certain programs are not available/can't run on the iPad??), getting my email, a bit of Excel, some "Word", internet access.

Thoughts, suggestions, experiences?

Thank you all <3

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