Originally Posted by Animanganime
Which I guess explains half the reason artists and designers use them exclusively, I went to art school myself
and people looked at me funny when they saw my non Apple computer
Crap like that irritates me to death (referring to the notion that the logo on your computer somehow makes you artier or more creative.) A friend of mine is going to art school and didn't know until he had already paid the tuition that MacBook Pros were required. He's not in the best position financially and was already hurting from the tuition/fees, and then they wanted him to buy a $2,000 laptop to run Photoshop on top of it all. Even more ridiculous when you consider the following:
1.) Windows PCs are just as capable as Macs for running Adobe software and at lower prices
2.) The Cinema Displays that the school uses are advertised as "zomg IPS" but have a narrower colour gamut because of the LED backlighting, making them inferior to a CCFL based Eizo or NEC pro display.
3.) See 1.
4.) See 2.
Really, there is no practical reason to use Apple for "creative stuff" and schools that do this might as well pour gasoline on their money and light a match.