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Mobile Laptops: Windows or Mac?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jstone, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. jstone

    jstone Guest


    If one was to dedicate a laptop completely to (primarily) audio and (some) video editing, which is more condusive? Windows or Mac? I am going to be recording live music, running loops, creating beats, etc., and also editing a lot of pictures and some video.

    Would a Mac be preferred for this? If so, why? If not, why not?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

  2. Music_Junky

    Music_Junky Active Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Reykavik Iceland
    You can run Windows on a mac. If I was going to buy my self a laptop I would go for the mac and try both OSX and Windows and do some testing on preformance.
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Both Platforms are great so either is a good choice. What's more important is what software do you want to run or are you currently running? Some software only runs on a certain platform so choose your software first and the platform choice may be made for you.
  4. freesignal

    freesignal Active Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    MAC! Hands Down! But then again, my vote is biased. :D In reality I would have to go with Big_D's answer though.
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    For video I would go Mac, Apple has a current offer buy a new Mac get a discount of Final Cut Express HD.

    You can keep and use your windows software, Apple has the Boot Camp technology that allows you to dual boot OSX/ XP/ Linux.

    You can now run windows XP in an OSX window, safely behind OSXs UNIX firewall, with virualization software from Parallels.

    So with the Mac hardware you have more software choices that will run natively, and OSX is UNIX so if you are adventurous a recompile will allow you to run UNIX apps also.


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