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Ok, one of my uncles has been wanting to buy me a new computer. Well, kind of, I have to pay some of it back.

The main catch is, he will only buy me a MAC.

I know this is a topic that is been talked about endlessly for a long time.
And this topic has been driving me crazy for months now.

Here's the deal, mainly the MAC (or a new PC upgrade), would pretty much only be used for photo editing in CS3 and surfing the web.
I "might" do some other things on it, but at least 75% or more of it's use will be for for photo editing RAW images and surfing the web.

After reading all the talk about different new technologies out now.
It looks like most the photographers are saying, you want to Use a IPS Panel for photo and video editing, and get one with a pretty wide colour gamut too.

Well, the price of most of these monitors are INSANE!

So, maybe I should go with an IMAC after looking at these prices.
The IMAC '24 which I'm been looking at uses a H-IPS display panel.

Ok, tell me is there ANY monitors out there that a VERY good for photo editing and are IPS panels for under $900?

One last question, if I already have most of my archive on different harddrives, a MAC will still read these images (mostly RAW images) if I use an USB harddrive encloser and connect it to the IMAC won't they?

What does every body think? Should I switch to a MAC?
 
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To answer your harddrive question, you will be able to read them.

However, if you have them formatted in ntfs, you'll have to use the MACFuse NTFS 3G fix to get Mac to write to them for full compatibility. It works flawlessly.
 
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I'm just gonna say it...

It's Mac, not MAC....
 
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MAC is a woman's makeup brand :O
 
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lmao, look ......

i got nothin
 
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everyone is gonna think im a chick

or

not right

http://www.maccosmetics.com/

but there you go. ive just had g/f's before obsessed with that stuff

add that to the sig maybe? lolololololol

maybe as M.A.C. or M-A-C or something, idk
 
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what if you're excited? "I WANT a MAC!" "MAC! Where are you?!"

What if your computer is the biggest? Then its a Big Mac. or maybe just a big Mac.

I say, the possibilities are too endless.....
 
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lmao, okay, sorry, I meant Mac.

Actually, my uncle was just joking, he really wants me to get a Mac (because he's a Mac guy), but said, he'd help me out either way.

Honestly, I'd rather stay with the PC, just because I've never used a Mac and I pretty much know my way around a PC.
I'd love to get this kick butt monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824002169
 

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lmao, okay, sorry, I meant Mac.

Actually, my uncle was just joking, he really wants me to get a Mac (because he's a Mac guy), but said, he'd help me out either way.

Honestly, I'd rather stay with the PC, just because I've never used a Mac and I pretty much know my way around a PC.
I'd love to get this kick butt monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824002169

Broken link, and I would test drive a Mac before you make up your mind. Been using Macs ever since I was like 7 years old.

Get your uncle to let you play around with his Mac?

The apple cinema screens are a bargain compared to the monitors that Professional Photographers use that cost around 2k and above.
 

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lmao, okay, sorry, I meant Mac.

Actually, my uncle was just joking, he really wants me to get a Mac (because he's a Mac guy), but said, he'd help me out either way.

Honestly, I'd rather stay with the PC, just because I've never used a Mac and I pretty much know my way around a PC.
I'd love to get this kick butt monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824002169

If you have no beef with Windows, just stick with it. No need to reinvent the wheel. There's nothing special you can do with a Mac that you can't do with a Windows machine.

Personally, I prefer OS X to Windows, but in order to make the switch, you have to approach it with an open mind. If you're set on Windows and have no desire to change, you'll have a frustrating experience in switching.
 
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I saw you said things about working with CS3, it's not 100% working with Mac, because adobe haven't made it 100% compatible with OS X, dont ask me why, but soon CS4 is out :) then it should be fixed, so I say, go for Mac :)
 

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I saw you said things about working with CS3, it's not 100% working with Mac, because adobe haven't made it 100% compatible with OS X, dont ask me why, but soon CS4 is out :) then it should be fixed, so I say, go for Mac :)

Huh? Please explain....
 
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i use cs3 fine. i prefer it to using it on a windows machine
 

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