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Here's the top of the line macbook pro tech specs.

Or build one on origin for the same price. http://originpc.com/shop/pc/configur...?idproduct=650

with
6990m gpu
60gig SSD
750gig HDD
i7-2760QM Quad-Core Processor (2.40GHz), 6MB Cache
8gig 1600 ram


when all is said and done they would be about the same price.

I don't know if one of the quadro GPUs would help or not.this is just for the wifes photo editing. There will be no video editing at all. this will be used for just photos and internet, and maybe some games for my kid. He likes to play some pretty good games, and I could see him getting into the pc games with me some if it could play them.

I also don't really know much about the 6990m. For the price it must not be the same as the 6990.
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I would go with the MBP. The battery life probably won't be anywhere comparable between the two.
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I would go with the MBP. The battery life probably won't be anywhere comparable between the two.
Battery life isn't a concern. I'm looking strictly for performance.
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Performance wise get the origin, if you want battery life, portability go with the mac and bootcamp.
    
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Battery life isn't a concern. I'm looking strictly for performance.
Then... why not just use a desktop?
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Then... why not just use a desktop?
Half the price for 2x+ performance, if portability isn't a necessity, this.
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Then... why not just use a desktop?
It won't be used for hours on end away from an outlet. It would be nice though to be able to take it places, to show clients what there photos look like, after the shoot.
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post #9 of 13
I got a MBP for photography and I couldn't be happier, the display is amazing! I got photoshop, lightroom, Nikon software, isplash (for colour selective photography) and so many more.

I don't even use my desktop ever since I got my MacBook Pro.
     
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
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It won't be used for hours on end away from an outlet. It would be nice though to be able to take it places, to show clients what there photos look like, after the shoot.
With that Origin laptop you're looking at about 1 hour of battery life in the real world. And no, I'm not exaggerating there. Even their website only claims "up to 100 minutes."

With the Macbook Pro 17", you'll get about 5-6 hours of real-world battery life out of it.

Also, the LCD panel on the Origin laptop is likely to be horrible compared to the Macbook Pro's. The 17 inch MBP uses an IPS 1920x1200 panel (a real rarity in a laptop!), which will give you much better color accuracy and viewing angles compared to the crappy TN panels used in most laptops (including expensive ones like the Origin). For photo editing, that is a BIG advantage in favor of the Macbook Pro.


For those reasons and others (such as better build quality and lighter weight), I would recommend going with the Macbook Pro.
Edited by 996gt2 - 10/26/11 at 5:09am
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