Not sure if this is the right forum or not. I use CC products for all my work but my new Mac Mini is turning out to be a disaster. I've missed deadlines on projects because of mysterious crashes and hangs and programs that stop responding. I've used Macs all my life but I'm wondering if there is a decent PC alternative? I need to edit 4k videos and do desktop publishing with high res photos. Should I switch? What should I buy? I imagine the programs feel the same no matter what operating system, right?
Thanks for any help.
What CC products do you use?
After 25 years of Mac, I switched to a PC (Dell) in the spring of 2020.
Now I have only one regret: not having done it before.
You get a lot more bang for your buck with a good PC workstation.
I use mac for working and PC for gaming
Anyway now Mac/PC is a rearguard fight, today the only one worth discussing is:
I am currently pricing a new computer... this for 4k video... with shipping, about $2,000
530 10 Core 3.7GHz https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i9-10900k-core-i9-10th-gen/p/N82E16819118122
NO 170 64 Gig Ram - see below for non-ECC ram
120 FCLGA1200 Motherboard https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119303?Item=N82E16813119303
55 500Gig boot SSD https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-evo-series-500gb/p/N82E16820147674
55 500Gig temp/output SSD https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-500gb/p/N82E16820250087
90 1T Input/backup SSD https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-1tb/p/N82E16820250088
103 Full Tower Case https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811147053?Item=N82E16811147053
198 Power 1000watt https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-1000-g5-220-g5-1000-x1-1000w/p/N82E16817438160
35 CPU cooler https://www.newegg.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-rr-212s-20pk-r1/p/N82E16835103278
5 Thermal Paste https://www.newegg.com/arctic-silver-as5-3-5g/p/N82E16835100007
23 DVD Writer https://www.newegg.com/asus-model-drw-24f1st-d-blk-b-as-dvd-burner/p/N82E16827135305
56 Keyboard + Mouse https://www.newegg.com/microsoft-comfort-desktop-5050-pp4-00001-usb-rf-wireless/p/N82E16823109382
145 Win10 Pro OEM https://www.newegg.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro-64-bit/p/N82E16832588491
360 IF decide buy RTX2060 https://www.newegg.com/zotac-geforce-rtx-2060-zt-t20600k-10m/p/N82E16814500495
ADDED - must use non-ECC ram
One thing I'm very happy about is that my kids have gotten the wording right...
PC = personal computer, end of story!
They use apple operation system, but still call their lap-tops for PC's, which they are, their personal computers.
On my computers (machines that help me do my work), I use windows (though still on W7), which is my choise of PC (personal computer, that is).
(PS!, nothing useful here, but it is the lounge)