Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Laptop Rentals for Graphic Design

Graphic Design Laptops from RentOurLaptops.comGraphic designers have long had an affinity for Apple Laptops when it comes to personal computer of choice for their work, due in large part to the software that comes with the system. Apple long ago decided that they wanted to design their computers with the artist in mind, and it shows. With their iLife software, editing images, music, and movies is a breeze. Macs used to suffer due to a lack of processor speed, but they now have Intel chips which have solved the problem nicely.

Yet Windows-based PCs such as the Ultra-Portable HP P Compaq 2510p Laptop Rental have caught up to Macs in many areas and surpassed them in others when it comes to design. It's true, Windows isn't quite as artsy as OS X, but two of the best 3D design programs in mind, 3D Studio Max and Maya are not yet available on a Macintosh. Windows-based PCs feature ease of upgradability that is entirely lacking from Macs as well, allowing you to cherry pick and create the system you need for the task you want to perform.

In the end there are those who could argue all day and all night about Mac versus PC, Microsoft versus Apple, but the fact is that at this point in time both choices are equally viable for today's professional graphic designer or hobbyist. Adobe owns nearly every good graphic design software product available on today's market, and they all function well on both platforms. RentOurLaptops.com isn't going to tell you which is better because maybe the answer is both, what we will do is offer a full line of both Apple Laptop Rentals and Windows Laptop Rentals, and we'll let you decide which is best for you.


dssstrkl said...

Just to correct some errors: Even though Maya was purchased by Autodesk, the Windows-only developer behind AutoCAD and later 3DSM, Maya is currently and has been available for the Mac for some years/versions. As for upgradability, its a bit disingenuous to mention that when discussing laptops. Almost no laptop is user upgradable beyond adding memory or replacing a hard drive, both of which can be done on Macbooks (and Pros). Likewise, the Mac Pro is as upgradable as any OEM machine. Yes, you can't (legally) build a DIY Mac, but that's beyond the point you so incorrectly tried to make.
The reason why many designers choose OS X over Windows is not because of its "artsyness," but because of OS X's superior font and color rendering, not to mention the fact that its a UNIX machine, compatible with Solaris, Linux and many others. Even Ryan Gosling, the father of Java, only recently started using Solaris instead of OS X, and that was because OS X doesn't have the ZFS support that he needs. Imagine that, such an important employee of Sun only now using Sun's own OS, primarily because Apple doesn't (yet) support Sun's new filesystem.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for people using whichever platform they want, but this article has two very inaccurate points:

1. Maya is certainly available for Mac OS X and Linux as well.

2. With the exception of the processor, Apple laptops are as upgradeable as Windows laptops in terms of RAM and Hard Drive expansion.

Also, according to PC Magazine, an Apple Mac Book Pro runs windows faster than any Dell notebook currently available.