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    Default Seeking arguments to stay on a mac.

    So fcpx being what it is, there is talk of moving to premiere within my work.
    The technician wants us to switch to PC because the adobe suite doesnt need a mac necessarily and PCs are cheaper.
    I need to come up with every possible argument why we should stay on mac.

    1) there is yet hope for fcpx to pick up
    2) i have been on a mac for 20+ years and know my way around
    3) .........?

    Could anybody out here help me out on this one?
    Any input, links, threads, anything welcome.
    THX in advance.

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    There is probably software you would need to buy outright if you change platforms, that was certainly something that persuaded me to buy a new Mac last month. Adobe packages for example, buying full new versions as opposed to upgrades. Although, I believe you may "cross-grade" through Adobe customer service. I had about $1,000 savings on other stuff.

    Then there is integration with other Apple devices perhaps. One other consideration though on the PC side, a cheap PC is just that, cheap. If you start putting together a robust workstation on the PC side you're going to narrow the pricing gap significantly. Look at HP Z600 & Z800 workstations, for example.

    I've been a Mac user since day one, I in fact got my 1st 128kb Mac before Apple began shipping to resellers on a special program from Apple. So 27 years... for most of that Apple made me feel special--often, cutting edge, not anymore, my Apple fan boy days are over.
    Last edited by Zwick; 09-17-2011 at 09:13 AM.

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    Thanks, Zwick. That stands.

    Any more input really welcome.

    Any one else? thoughts? experience?
    I need all the help i can get here.
    Last edited by 747; 09-28-2011 at 01:21 AM.

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