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    PC or MAC?

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    I am thinking about getting a computer with the Digidesign MBox so I can run ProTools. It will be my first experience with ProTools, but I will be learning it in school this year. I'm pretty sure I will be learning on MAC, which I've never used before either. So my question is, since I'll be learning on a MAC, would I be better off going with MAC, or is the ProTools interface identical on PC? Right now, I'm leaning towards gettin' a PC, but I just need some advice.

    One more question, would you recommend having the computer dedicated to audio(no games,etc..) , or won't that make any difference?

    thanks in advance
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    The way I look at it, the PC is more for games, that's just my opinion. I have both but I have a dedicated Mac G4 for all of my music production. It's fairly easy to use and I love it to death. I think you will just have to experience the differance.
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    I would get a pc,but it depends on the person.
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    Cool, as long as there are no glaring differences between the 2, I'll probably stick with PC for now until I get accustomed to MAC.

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    I am a mac user, aswell as a pc user.
    My 2 Cents is:

    Get used to Macintosh, because for music they run very beautifully. PC's are good, but I find Mac's are so simple and easy to use once you catch on. I know at first they seem weird, but I recommend you buying a Macintosh greatly.. I know after you get used to it, you wont regret it!

    Not my choice, its yours (Although, I'd choose a Mac :P)

    haha, good luck with the decision!

    P.S. i have G4 17" Titianium laptop suped up nice
    as well as the very new eMac (with 1.25ghz)
    and my p.c. is some trash 800mhz noname(haha)
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    i think macs and pc's are pretty much equal but for the money you get alot more for your money but macs keep a high resale vaule over pc's.
    To me a hater is a lazy bytch! A person that wont get off they lazy azz and try to change whats wrong with something with physical actions but choose to infect the minds of others with the negative stuff they think about while sitting on their azz! Get up and make difference with actions!

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    Originally posted by young_keyz
    i think macs and pc's are pretty much equal but for the money you get alot more for your money but macs keep a high resale vaule over pc's.
    True.
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    im currently running on a pc but i wish i had a mac. i used to only have a mac but im a gamer too and there just arent very many good games for macs and pc's definately have more bang for the buck. but if i had the money i'd no doubt go with a mac.

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    Good thread and sincere and well-observed advice all around. Nice to see in a thread with this title!

    If you can, take some time with machines like you're considering buying.

    Jay preferred his 17" G4 Titanium Mac notebook to his PC, "some trash 800mhz noname." You'd have to be dead, seems to me, to do otherwise, and I'm a PC guy from way back.

    Compare machines at the level you'll be buying.


    I think hollip3020 and a few others hit on an important thing: get what you feel you want, if you have a preference. If it's a Mac you want, you might be satisfied with a PC, even pleasantly surprised -- but some part of you will never really be happy.

    And, conversely, there are some of us who probably fear that no matter how much we might admire aspects of the Mac, we would always be chafing at the "company town" aspects.

    Not to mention the false-karass of fellow Mac users... "Ooh, you got the blue one..." When I was young and foolish I had a Saab 96 [the 'cool' one from the 60s-early 70s] and I got to really hate my fellow SAAB owners, God love 'em. The'd flash their lights at you. Because you were driving the same brand of car. Real get-a-life stuff. Well, it was the 70s. At least some of them were good for leads on mechanics, which was extremely important -- even though the hopeless p.o.s. only had about 50,000 miles and was a couple years old. It was a nightmare; the last "cool" car I ever bought. My mechanic Swen [no, really] said, "If I was back in Sweden, I'd drive a Volvo, maybe. But this is America. Get a Japanese car. Or even an American car. Look at me -- I will only work on 4 brands of car: Saab, Volvo, Merccedes, and Rolls/Bentley. Why? Because it's making me rich. I drive a Ford pickup. The money I save will put my kinds through college. Buy yourself a nice Toyota."

    Er... Where was I?
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    Originally posted by young_keyz
    i think macs and pc's are pretty much equal but for the money you get alot more for your money but macs keep a high resale vaule over pc's.
    Not true now a days. I was pricing building a dual Xeon system that would come close to competing with the new G5. It would've cost me about $3400 to build that system myself, and that's not even as fast as the 2.5gHz G5. Maybe when they come out with the new 800 FSB Xeons they'll do better, but right now they can't touch mac performance. The 2.5gHz G5 is only $3000 which is $500 cheaper. The truth is you don't get a lot more computer for the money with PCs anymore. You just have the option of buying less. Macs are high end systems just like the alienware stuff. The truth is that if you were to build an equivalent PC yourself, it would still be more expensive than a mac.

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