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Macbook for Graphics Design?

by stevoboi / February 24, 2011 11:46 PM PST

Do you think this would be a good idea? Or should I go with some other operating system for graphics design 3d modeling)

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Sure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2011 11:50 PM PST

But like an artist and their tools, the results are more dependent on the artist than the tools.

That said, on the Apple I find my time spent using the design app then scanning for malware or fiddling with that other OS.
Bob

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laptop
by Augustus60 / February 25, 2011 12:02 AM PST

Hello,
I have used the 2.2 macbook pro to work on a couple of websites and numerous photos etc.

I noticed no lag or slow workflow.
I personally think is pretty good.

It did slow down when i was working on video
dont know if it was the 2.2ghz processor or the 128mb of video.

but overall i think is good for graphic design.

Thanks


Note: This post was edited by forum moderator to remove signature link which are prohibited in these forums. on 02/25/2011 on 12:53 PM PT

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Macbook for Graphics Design?
by dishlicious / February 25, 2011 12:29 AM PST
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Hi,

I agree with you both. It would be dependent on the artist using it on a Mac but then if the artist would try it in a much more better OS which he is confident maneuvering plus his artistic mind it will be awesome.

Thanks
Noni

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Depends
by Jimmy Greystone / February 25, 2011 9:28 AM PST

Depends... Apple laptops are not really intended for strenuous work, which graphics design COULD be.

If we're talking probably 30-45 minutes/day or less, then maybe, but much more than that and you will likely bump into some issues with the thermal regulation systems.

If you're going to be doing rather large projects, you probably would be a whole lot happier with an iMac or Mac Pro. For light work, which is maybe just kind of tinkering with ideas that you will later do in earnest on a more capable machine, then you are probably fine.

Should you choose to disregard the above advise, make VERY sure that you are RELIGIOUS about taking off the bottom cover and blowing some compressed air into the fan(s) to keep the blades clear of any dust and other debris. I work as an Apple repair tech, and you would be amazed at some of the crap I find in people's systems. Some people are truly disgusting creatures if their computers are any indication.

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