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Recently, I had to purchase another box (computer) and because I am part geek, part artist and part logical thinker, I tried all of them. I bought the super high end MacBook Pro with all the whistles. I took it home and put the Adobe CC applications on it that I needed and went to work. I made a 3d Ray Traced graphic and went to town. I thought the MacBook Pro would chew it up and spit it out, or at least take less time than the current PC I was using from 2010 that took 72 hours. The MacBook Pro did a good job at making the required render but it was still a whopping 7.5 hours to create. To me, that is still way too long. Now, granted, what I was trying to do was so complicated and hard that no one in their right mind would have made it the way I was doing it. I was creating it in Adobe After Effects without any third party plug-ins. There is almost nothing more difficult for the software and hardware to create than what I was attempting, but that is exactly why I was doing it.
The next step for me was to look at PC offerings. The box I really needed to get the job done would have been a six core beast that cost north of Six Grand. Needless to say, that was outside my comfort zone. The MacBook Pro was actually outside my price range as well at about $3,000. So I settled on trying an Alienware with two GTX 770's bridged together. Yes, I know, it is geek speak and nothing I just said makes any sense. Anyway... I got the Alienware to the house and put it to the test. Same render, same programs and the dang thing did it in Thirty Minutes. Holy Cow!
Some will say that I am comparing a desktop to a laptop, that is true. However, if you look at the specs of the MacBook Pro, it has the same graphics card that the iMac does, the same i7 processor and so on and so forth. What more would I be getting from the iMac than I get from the MacBook Pro? As far as tech specs on paper, not much. I also considered the MacPro but that thing is too pricey and I couldn't afford it.
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