02-05-2011 03:49 PM - edited 02-05-2011 03:52 PM
When it comes to laptops for graphic design you cant go wrong with a Macbook Pro especially if your interested in Design as a career path of choice. I'm a recent graduate of the Graphic Design program from Georgian College in Barrie Ontario and I can tell you all the work we did was done on a mac, and rightfully so. Supreme speed coupled with elite an graphic card and an amazing LED display makes any Macbook Pro a work house for graphics.
Rendering those 1920x1200 canvases in Photoshop CS5 will seem like a breeze!
And if your a casual user or just wanting to get your feet wet, not to worry! Mac OSX (Snow Leopard) 10.6 will come with iLife 11 which includes iPhoto and iWeb, great softwares to do everyday tasks for your media, like remove red eye or make a website of your photos to share with your family and friends.
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02-07-2011 03:50 PM
Before deciding betwen a PC or Mac, I think it would be a good idea to do some homework and check to see what operating system and software they'll be using at your college or course. It could indeed be primarily Apple's OSX, but not necessarily so. No harm in double-checking.
If PCs are a compatible option for your course and software, be advised that often they are the less expensive choice, with a wider range of hardware configurations and sizes to choose from.
Either way, you'll likely want to have a large screen with a high resolution, and a capable dedicated graphics chip. These will be essential in any laptop you choose. Also be aware of issues such as portability and battery life.
02-08-2011 11:42 AM
Agree with Chris, though we're a little biased! ; ) Definitely want you set up best for success at your program, if this is for school, so let us know if you have questions about any particular PC or windows in general.