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I've heard different things. One is they only order from Apple, Dell, hp and Sony. Then I've heard of counselors meeting people at best buy and letting them choose and buying it right then. I honestly don't know. I have knowledge that a year ago a guy got the upgraded Mac pro,27 inch monitor and then 3 months later they bought him a MacBook pro also. I don't care if it's Lenovo or Mac or Sony. They buy 4 year warranties so I wouldn't have to worry about anything for years. And the fact that anything they buy will be better then the phenom x3 and gtx 260 I'm using now.
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i would go for two systems

Lenovo

Desktop

I7 4770K or Xeon
256GB or 512GB SSD
16GB RAM
770 or Better Graphics
Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
Two 23/24 inch IPS Monitors

Laptop

Pick whatever I would go thin and light because you could remote into the desktop if needed

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Haswell refresh would my Choice
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i would go for two systems

Lenovo

Desktop

I7 4770K or Xeon
256GB or 512GB SSD
16GB RAM
770 or Better Graphics
Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
Two 23/24 inch IPS Monitors

Laptop

Pick whatever I would go thin and light because you could remote into the desktop if needed

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Haswell refresh would my Choice

My degree means I need at least one of them to be Mac. Also I can't find any system on Lenovo' website with that high of graphics.
post #24 of 43
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My degree means I need at least one of them to be Mac. Also I can't find any system on Lenovo' website with that high of graphics.


IMO I would skip the Mac until you need a Mac only Application. You can also in install vitrual machine if needed.


I can't find anything either from Lenovo. I know we had them install the parts for my workstation maybe you could do that? I was in the same boat they wouldn't let me build the computer it had from respected OEM ( Dell, HP, Levono, Asus, etc) I have 3 Samsung 840 pro 256 in Raid 5, K4000, 32gb ram ECC and Xeon E5-1650 V2





As I said before. I would get a desktop and laptop/ultrabook. (Experience 10+ hours a day using a computer professionally)
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He can't "skip" the Mac because he wants to be a designer and already said his degree requires one. And yeah he could always dual boot Windows for personal stuff and even gaming if he wanted. So it's extra nice they are footing the bill.

(Experience 15+ years supporting creative firms professionally).
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post #26 of 43
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He can't "skip" the Mac because he wants to be a designer and already said his degree requires one. And yeah he could always dual boot Windows for personal stuff and even gaming if he wanted. So it's extra nice they are footing the bill.

(Experience 15+ years supporting creative firms professionally).


Then why is this even a discussion get Macbook Pro and Imac or One trashcan


I just said skip it if he can..but if he needs to run an OSX only application then well I guess he has no choice
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post #27 of 43
Well he needs two machines he says...

And I think it's just moreso getting experience with and used to working with creative workflows in a Mac environment as that is what he will most likely still find out there in the real world. The main apps e.g. the Adobe suites are pretty similar between platforms in terms of UI and layout.
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post #28 of 43
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Well after all that preparing, my va Voc rehab counselor just denied me going into graphic design and wants me to go to school for computer repair. She said with my history of computer repair with no artistic side on my aptitude test it's not a likely outcome that I would graduate. Can't complain about free schooling so whatever.
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Well after all that preparing, my va Voc rehab counselor just denied me going into graphic design and wants me to go to school for computer repair. She said with my history of computer repair with no artistic side on my aptitude test it's not a likely outcome that I would graduate. Can't complain about free schooling so whatever.

Do you still need a computer?
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post #30 of 43
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Do you still need a computer?

Yes but it won't be for graphic design. I'm going to try to get them to buy the most powerful system I can so I won't need to upgrade for a few years.
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