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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Hello again.

My Mac Pro and my MacBook Pro have packed up..fried. It is the end for them.

I went in to the Apple shop here. I wanted a MacBook Pro with Retina screen, maxed out. They got back to me. 1 month to get it. USD 1000 more than stateside.

I do not want to invest in a new Mac Pro. But I need a powerful machine..laptop, with connection to my
monitor.

My use for this machine is limited to cs6/ Lightroom and filters.

Need recommendations please. I have somebody in the States right now, who can pick it up and bring it
back.

Thank you.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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I have two. One is new but just prior to retina and 16 FBI ram.

Hmmmm?

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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:27 AM
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A month ago, I visited a photostudio. They work mainly in advertisement and product photography and have about 5-7 workstations used in parallel by their staff for photoshop retouching work. About two years ago, they bought macs pro. Today they are replacing them with macs mini. In their opinion, today's mac mini is as powerful as yesterday's mac pro and sufficient for their kind of work. As cameras they use Canons and Hasselblads with plenty of pixels.

It would thus seem that any recent mac you can buy is sufficient to run CS6 and lightroom today.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Asher, Jerome.

Thank you.

Asher, I do not understand what you are recommending.

Jerome, excellent suggestion that I have not investigated. It would be housebound..but so was my MAP.

I shall call my son tonight to get more details.

Best regards.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Fahim,

If you are happy with the look and feel of Apple's operating system, you might be better served by sticking with a MAC. Unless you are also comfortable with Windows, you might find the difference a bit off-putting.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Asher, I do not understand what you are recommending.
Fahim,

I'm thinking, "hmmm, maybe I let go of my Macbook Pros and buy myself the latest with a retina display! I purchased my new Macbook Pro and a month later they came out with the new one, LOL! So I have two intel Macbook Pros, 17" and could sell one or both"!

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Old December 20th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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George, thank you. I ' used ' to be comfortable with windows; nowadays ' windows ' are for fresh air and sunlight!! :)

Asher, Macs have been good with me!! The Pro was in repair and I guess they just want me to upgrade to a new machine. Too much cost and hassle to repair.

The MBP's display went bust suddenly. The repair center guy started laughing when I asked for repair!!

I shall stick with the Mac, as we are a mac household. And one of my sons is a Mac nerd!!

Kindest regards to you both.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Replacement of screens is routine here! They send you a box to mail it too them and you get it back in a few days!

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Old January 21st, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Hey I haven't had the best experiences with Macs as well. They don't last as long as they should, especially when you paying so much for them. I would recommend trying a nice PC out. Anyway good luck with the search.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 01:54 AM
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I am sorry it took me so long to get back responding to this thread.

Thank you all for your considered suggestions.

I took delivery, some months ago, of an iMac fully loaded. It screams and is sufficient for my needs currently.

Once again, my thanks to all that responded.

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